Liability of employer for the actions or omissions of

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Liability of employer for the actions or omissions of employee while in the course of employment or acting incidental to employment Liability is regardless of whether the employee was complying with employer directions in some cases; where there is a close connection between the employment and the activity that has caused loss
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Independent contractors Independent contracting relationships are covered by general commercial law , not employment law Performance of work is still often the subject of the contract Specific legislation governs independent contractors, some is in common with employees (e.g. occupational safety and health) Blurring of distinction in practice Another entity may be involved in the work relationship, e.g. one director companies where the director is the worker, labour hire agency
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Legislative definition Legislation may refer to employees as those who are employed, or those who are employed by a particular type of employer. ***It relies on common law to identify employment relationships , and to distinguish them from other work relationships.
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Legal duplicity Not all legislation about work is applicable only to employees.
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