casual employment


casual employment
Literally, employment which is temporary, seasonal, sometimes fortuitous, in any event, not employment which is to continue for it fixed period of time of considerable duration. Blake v Wilson, 268 Pa 468, 112 A 126, 15 ALR 726. The meaning of the term in workmen's compensation statutes is variable because of the variance in statutory definitions. Under some statutes, casual employment is employment for something other than trade or business. Thompson v Twiss, 90 Conn 444, 97 A 328; under other statutes, it is employment not in the usual course of the employer's trade or business. Cardillo v Mockabee, 70 App DC 16, 102 F2d 620; Oliphant v Hawkinson, 192 lowa 1259, 183 NW 805, 33 ALR 1433, 1436; and under still other statutes, it is employment at work of a duration of not more than a specified number of days, such as ten, fifteen, or twenty days, or at work, the cost of which is not more than a specified amount, such as one hundred, two hundred, or even five hundred dollars. Moody v Industrial Ace. Corn. (Cal App) 260 P 967, 969.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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