13 terms

Chapter 4 Section 2 - Employer-Employee Relations

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Employer
Pays another person to do work under its control and direction
Employee
Does work for another for pay
Employment
A relationship in which the employer pays the employee to do work under the control and direction of the employer
Duties of Employer
Compensation
Reasonable range of duties and treatment
Proper work environment
Duties of Employee
Production
Obedience
Loyalty
Reasonable Care and Skill
Fringe Benefits
Forms of payment not directly related to work performance and may include pensions, vacation time, and health insurance.
Terminable at will
Either party can end the employer-employee relationship without notice at any time.
Vicarious Liability
Imposes responsibility on one party for the actionable conduct of another party based on an existing relationship between two parties
Whistleblower
Employees who alert the authorities to the misconduct of their employer.
Agreement not to Compete
Commonly called a non-compete clause. Limits the ability of a worker to enter into competition with his or her former employer for a reasonable period after termination of the employment relationship.
Great Depression
The beginning of detailed governmental regulation of the work environment
Production
Primary duty of an employee
Respondeat superior
Latin for "Let the master answer." A rule of law that places vicarious liability on the employer or principal
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