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white-collar worker

a nonmanual employee. The term is mainly applied to those who occupy relatively routine posts in the lower sectors of nonmanual employment. A focus on differences in dress between nonmanual and manual workers reflects historical underlying differences in STATUS and WORK SITUATION, as well as MARKET SITUATION, between the two types of workers. See also MANUAL AND NONMANUAL LABOUR, MIDDLE CLASSES.
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THE FBI LOOSELY DEFINES WHITE-collar crime as "lying, cheating and stealing," and when the federal government suspects a business executive or government official of such a crime, it's time to call a lawyer who knows his--or her--way around the federal court system.
cn finds that Apple is monopolizing the white-collar market, and its tablet computer in the white-collar popularizing speed is surprising.
Professor Mike Levi, of Cardiff University's Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, has been elected vice-president of the US White-Collar Crime Research Consortium.
Generally white-collar employees in Taiwan work in management, administrative or higher technical-oriented jobs, with blue-collars mainly in clerical, production line operation, retail, assistance etc.
The Internet facilitates many types of white-collar crime.
The agreement primarily covers the 2010 cost-cutting and personnel adjustment targets, which are part of a previously announced cost-cutting programme, for Finnair Catering's white-collar employees.
13 October 2009 - Finnish national air carrier Finnair Oyj (HEL: FIA1S) said today that its subsidiary Finnair Catering Oy will cut 17 white-collar jobs, after concluding an agreement with the unions.
The plant employs approximately 360 employees, of which 260 are blue-collar and 100 are white-collar.
Meanwhile, a separate study published today shows factory and other blue-collar workers have been hit harder than white-collar staff by rising levels of unemployment.
International white-collar crime has its tentacles across the entire world and stimulates other major crimes such as insurrection leading to rape, mutilation and murder.
The white-collar group comprises engineers, doctors, lawyers and bankers who head to labour accommodation sites to indulge in petty gambling.
Her Maryland colleague Prof David Weisburd (a great name for a professor) is also an expert in white-collar crime.