These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed May 4, 2005.
Employee shall mean:
(1) any person, including an officer, who is customarily employed for at least twenty (20) hours per week and more than five (5) months in a calendar year by the Company or one of its Designated Subsidiaries.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a different rule shall apply to an individual during any period (A) he or she receives compensation which is not initially treated by the Company as wages: for payroll tax purposes, (i.e. payments to such individual are not initially subjected by the Company to income tax, FICA tax, or other withholdings applicable to wages), if (B) he or she is ultimately determined to have been a common law employee of the Company during the period, although initially reported as an independent contractor or treated as employed by a payroll agency for the period in question. In that case, to the extent Section 423 requires such individual to be treated as retroactively eligible to have participated in the Plan, such individual shall be treated as an Employee during an offering period only to the extent that he or she satisfies the criteria set forth in the next sentence as of the start of the offering period. The two criteria are that: (A) the individual must be employed by the Company at least two years and (B) the individual is not a highly compensated employee within the meaning of Section 414(q) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. For the purpose of computing years of service, all service prior to a break in service shall be ignored to the extent permitted by Section 423. For the purpose of determining an individuals status as a highly compensated employee, the rules in the Companys Savings and Investment Plan shall apply.
Employee means any person employed by the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary of the Company subject to (k) above.