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affirmative action a policy or program, supported by U. S. government regulations, to give equal opportunity in employment, college admissions, and the like to those considered previously disadvantaged, such as women and certain racial minority groups.
application a request, usu. written, for admission, employment, or the like. [1/6 definitions]
apply to make an application for admission, employment, or permission. [1/6 definitions]
child labor the full-time employment of children under a minimum age specified by law.
Civil Rights Act in the U.S., any of several laws intended to protect civil rights, esp. the landmark law passed by Congress in 1964 that aimed to protect the constitutional right to vote and prevent discrimination in places of employment, public facilities and accommodations, and the like.
colorist a painter whose employment of color is a principal means of artistic communication. [1/2 definitions]
duty the requirements associated with one's employment or position. [1/5 definitions]
emolument profit or compensation from one's position or employment, such as salary or fees.
employ position of service; employment. [1/4 definitions]
fire to dismiss from a position of employment. [1/13 definitions]
hiring hall an employment office or center, esp. one where a union places applicants in positions according to their seniority as union members, or by the principle of rotation.
longevity length of service, employment, tenure, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
maternity leave an allowed time of absence from one's employment because of having given birth to a child.
migrant a person who travels from place to place to find employment, esp. a farm worker. [1/3 definitions]
migrate to change habitat or location periodically as in response to changes in climate or employment opportunities. [1/2 definitions]
nonemployment combined form of employment.
occupational of or pertaining to one's occupation, profession, or place of employment.
office employment in an official capacity. [1/7 definitions]
open shop a business or factory in which a union represents the workers, although union membership is not necessary for employment.
pay paid employment. [1/16 definitions]
pink slip (informal) a notice informing an employee of his or her dismissal from employment.