wages

Compensation for manual labor, skilled or unskilled, paid at stated times, and measured by the day, week, month, or season. Sums paid as hire or reward to domestic or menial servants, artisans, mechanics, laborers, and other employees of like class, as distinguished from the compensation of clerks, officers of corporations, and public officers. 35 Am J1st M & S § 63. Compensation paid one for personal services of some kind. 22 Am J1st Exemp § 65. Anything constituting a reward for a workman's labor, whether the pay is by the hour, the day, the week, the month, or by the job or piece. 9 Am J2d Bankr § 537. (Pertaining to priority of wage claim.) Inclusive of board, lodging, or "other facilities" customarily furnished by an employer to his employees. 29 USC § 203(m). (Definition of Fair Labor Standards Act.) All remuneration payable for personal services, including commissions, bonuses, and gratuities customarily incident to the course of employment, whether received in cash or other medium. Fuller Brush Co. v Industrial Com. 99 Utah 97, 104 P2d 201, 129 ALR 511. All remuneration for employment, including the cash value of all remuneration paid in any medium other than cash. Social Secur. Board v Nierotko, 327 US 358, 90 L Ed 718, 66 S Ct 637, 162 ALR 1445. Labor is remunerated by wages and by "salaries;" wages being the remuneration of subordinates, and "salaries" of officials. Springfield Coal Mining Co. v State Industrial Com. 291 111408, 126 NE 133, 22 ALR 859, 862. Sums set apart by an employer under a pension scheme declared to be for the purpose of giving the employees a share of the earnings of the business over and above their wages are not wages within the meaning of a statute giving a preference to wages in the distribution of assets by a receiver. Dolge v Dolge, 70 App Div 517, 75 NYS 386. 'Wages," defined in an Unemployment Compensation Act as "all remuneration for employment," do not include a pension paid by the employer to a retired employee. Kneeland v Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act, 138 Conn 630, 88 A2d 376, 32 ALR2d 896. As to what constitutes "wages" within pension law basing benefits thereon, see Anno: 14 ALR2d 634. As to what constitutes wages for purpose of so- cial security benefits and unemployment compensation, see 48 Am J1st Soc See § 14. As to what constitutes "wages" within priority provision of Bankruptcy Act, see 9 Am J2d Bankr § 537. As to "wages" within priority provision in statutes relative to distribution of the assets of an insolvent, see 29 Am J Rev ed Insolv § 49. See prevailing rate of wages; salary.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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