231 CH 19 - Employee travel time-employer liable? To/From...

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CHAPTER 19 AGENCY © Stanley A. Leasure
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Liability for Employee’s Negligence Respondeat Superior: employer liable for harm caused to third parties by employees in scope of employment Imposes a vicarious liability (without fault) on employer for torts of employee within scope of employment Rationale
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Scope of Employment Factors Authorized Act Time, Place, Purpose Commonly Performed Employer’s Interest Employee’s Interest Serious Crime Employer’s Knowledge
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Scope of Employment: Other Issues
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Unformatted text preview: Employee travel time-employer liable? To/From Work: not liable To/From Meals: not liable Traveling Salespeople: liable all the way home Departure from business Minor: employer liable Major: employer not liable Independent Contractors Not employees Person hiring independent contractor not liable for torts of independent contractor Examples Employee vs. Independent Contractor Primary issue: right to control work...
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