Wage labor Law and Legal Definition
Wage labor refers to labor done for an employer in exchange for a wage. It is the effort expended by a worker to a task for which they are paid.
Wage labor is a relationship between a worker and an employer in which the worker sells their labor under a contract of employment, and the employer buys it, often in a labor market. It is a way in which labor is traded and exchanged. The labor is sold in exchange for the wages paid and the products of the labor become the property of the employer. A wage laborer is a person whose primary means of income is from selling his / her labor.
Most common form of wage labor is a contract in which a free worker sells his/her labor for a predetermined time like a few months or a year, in return for a money-wage or salary. Wage labor takes many other forms in which many different kinds of contracts and forms of remuneration are possible.