Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee. Employees work in return for payment, which may be in the form of an hourly wage, by piecework or an annual salary, depending on the type of work an employee does or which sector she or he is working in. Employees in some fields or sectors may receive gratuities, bonus payment or stock options. In some types of employment, employees may receive benefits in addition to payment. Benefits can include health insurance, housing, disability insurance or use of a gym. Employment is typically governed by employment laws, regulations or legal contracts.
obsolete spelling of employ
obsolete spelling of imply
The state of being an employee; employment.
“The school district has six thousand teachers in its employ.”
To hire (somebody for work or a job).
“Yesterday our local garage employed a new mechanic.”
To use (somebody for a job, or something for a task).
“The burglar employed a jemmy to get in.”
To make busy.
give work to (someone) and pay them for it
“temporary staff can be employed to undertake the work”
“the firm employs 150 people”
“the newcomers are employed in developing the technology into a product”
make use of
“the methods they have employed to collect the data”
the state of being employed for wages or a salary
“I started work in the employ of a grocer”
“her place of employ”