Meaning of “direct employee” in the English Dictionary

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"direct employee" in Business English

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direct employeenoun [ C ]

uk us HR, WORKPLACE

a person who works as an employee of a company and is paid a salary by it, rather than being employed through an agency:

She is no longer a direct employee of the company, but works as a freelancer or a contract worker.

(Definition of “direct employee” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)