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Short Description

An Employer (of an Actor) is a party on whose behalf a (human or non-human) actor (called an employee of that party) might execute actions. Typically, that would be the result of the the party having (successfully) onboarded the actor.

In practice, the term 'employer' often implies a party that has onboarded one or more people. In our way of thinking, however, this meaning is too limited. Here are some examples of parties that also qualify in the role of employer:

The Parties, Actors and Actions pattern provides an overview of how this concept fits in with related concepts.