Definition of Employer

1. Noun. A person or firm that employs workers.

Generic synonyms: Leader
Specialized synonyms: Boss, Hirer, Master, Mistress, Padrone, Simon Legree, Slave Driver
Derivative terms: Employ
Antonyms: Employee

Definition of Employer

1. n. One who employs another; as, an employer of workmen.

Definition of Employer

1. Noun. A person, firm or other entity which pays for or hires the services of another person. ¹

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Definition of Employer

1. one that employs [n -S] - See also: employs

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Employer

employee-owned business
employee-owned enterprise
employee benefit
employee discipline
employee grievances
employee handbook
employee incentive plans
employee ownership
employee performance appraisal
employee retirement income security act
employee savings plan
employee stock ownership plan
employee turnover
employer (current term)
employer health costs
employment agencies
employment agency
employment agent
employment agreement
employment at will
employment contract

Literary usage of Employer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1892)
"THE TYPICAL AMERICAN employer. MR ANDREW CARNEGIE. PROBABLY no man who is not a citizen of the United Kingdom has managed to attract to himself a larger ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In none of the cases mentioned is the employer to make any profit; ... The contract between the employer and workman must cither be in writing signed by the ..."

3. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"Other methods of linking employee to employer: "gain sharing" and ... Not in harmony with the general principle of employer's assumption of industrial risks ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1885)
"By reason of any defect in the condition of the ways, works, machinery, or plant connected with or used in the business of the employer ; or 2. ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"By paragraph 3160, contracts and regulations exempting the employer from liability ... In effect, the statute requires the employer, instead of the employé, ..."

6. The Vocational Education of Girls and Women by Albert H. Leake (1918)
"Practical interest of employer. These classes cannot be successful unless the pupil ... It is here that the cooperation of the employer must be secured. ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Their obligation towards their employer gives way before their right morally to coerce him to grant justice to their fellows. If, indeed, they should quit ..."

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