White-Collar Worker Law and Legal Definition

White-Collar worker is a worker who performs office jobs rather than factory, farm, or construction work. S/he uses a minimum of physical exertion, as opposed to blue-collar laborers. White-collar worker is an employee who works in clerical, administrative, and professional nonmanual occupations. Such workers may normally wear shirts with white collars.

White-collar workers are usually seen as being skeptical or opposed to unions. They tend to see their advancement in work to reach corporate goals rather than in union membership.