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Money received as compensation for services. Payment, profit, or gain as a result of employment or holding an office.


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA person who is hired to work for another person or business (the employer) for compensation and is subject to the employer's direction as to the details of how to perform the job. Employees are subject...

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA federal law that sets minimum standards for pension plans and health benefit plans, to protect the employees covered by these plans. ERISA requires plans to provide certain information to plan...


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe person or entity that hires someone (an employee) to do work for compensation and has the right to control how the employee does the job.

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Employment law is a broad area encompassing all areas of the employer/employee relationship. Employment law consists of thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. Many employment laws (such...

Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

An Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is a document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS that allows certain aliens them to work legally in the U.S. during the time the EAD is valid. Aliens who require an EAD...

Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination Overview:

Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. Discriminatory practices include bias in...

Employment-at-will Doctrine


At-will employment refers to an employment agreement stating that employment is for an indefinite period of time and may be terminated either by employer or employee. If an employment is at-will, such an agreement would typically be expressly...

English-only Rule

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA workplace requirement that prohibits employees from speaking any language other than English. An English-only rule is valid only if it is justified by business necessity and limited in scope to serve...