What is an Employee? - Definition & Types


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What is a difference between an employee and a contractor?

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1. How many hours worked in a week is generally considered full-time?

2. Which of the following is true of temporary employees?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different types of employees, and this quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of them, as well as their characteristics. Each question is presented in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on these assessments are about the following:

  • Difference between an employee and contractor
  • Number of hours worked in a week that is considered full-time
  • True statements about temporary employees and employees
  • Facts about part-time employees

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of full-time, part-time, and their benefits to answer related questions
  • Defining key concepts - be sure that you can correctly define main words, such as employee and contractor
  • Information recall- utilize the information you've learned about characteristics of employees

Additional Learning

To learn more about the types of employees, review the corresponding lesson called What is an Employee? - Definition & Types. The following objectives are covered by the lesson:

  • Understand that the IRS classifies employees
  • Know why the classification of employees makes it easier to determine benefit eligibility
  • Learn how temporary employees can work full-time or part-time