wage-worker

One who works for wages. A wage-earner.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Wage — Wage, n. [OF. wage, gage, guarantee, engagement. See {Wage}, v. t. ] [1913 Webster] 1. That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage. [Obs.] That warlike wage. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. That for which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Wage labour — is the socioeconomic relationship between a worker and an employer in which the worker sells their labour under a contract (employment), and the employer buys it, often in a labour market. [Deakin, Simon; Wilkinson, Frank.… …   Wikipedia

  • Wage insurance — is a form of proposed insurance that would provide workers with compensation if they are forced to move to a job with a lower salary. The idea is usually proposed as a response to outsourcing and the effects of globalization, although it could… …   Wikipedia

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  • wage — [weɪdʒ] noun [countable] also wages HUMAN RESOURCES money that someone earns according to the number of hours, days, or weeks that they work, especially money that is paid each week: • The average hourly wage in the industry is $8. • Workers were …   Financial and business terms

  • worker — work‧er [ˈwɜːkə ǁ ˈwɜːrkər] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES one of the people who work for an organization or business, and are below the level of manager: • There are new health and safety regulations for factory workers. • Many office workers… …   Financial and business terms

  • wage — n 1: a payment usu. of money for labor or services usu. according to a contract and on an hourly, daily, or piecework basis often used in pl. 2 pl: the share of the national product attributable to labor as a factor in production Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • wage packet — noun 1. A small envelope in which a worker s wages are issued 2. (loosely) one s wages • • • Main Entry: ↑wage * * * wage packet, British. a pay envelope: »As yet it had not affected him where it hurts most in his wage packet (Manchester… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wage level — ➔ level1 * * * wage level UK US noun [C] ECONOMICS ► the amount of money that a particular type of worker or group of people usually earns: »The market dictates what wage levels for various occupations should be. »The state of New Mexico is… …   Financial and business terms

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