Test Bank For Employment Law for Business Dawn Bennett Alexander 9th Edition
Employment Law for Business, 9e (Bennett)
Chapter 1 The Regulation of Employment
1) Agency law, based on the traditional law called master and servant, governs employment relationships.
2) In an employment–agency relationship, if an agent acts beyond his or her authority, the principal may be liable for any resulting loss to a third party.
3) An employer has vicarious liability if an employee causes harm to a third party while the employee is in the course of employment.
4) The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) protects independent contractors from unfair labor practices of employers.
5) Myra provides accounting services as an independent contractor for Great Northern. Because of this relationship, Great Northern is responsible for withholding and paying Myra’s employment taxes, including federal unemployment compensation (FUTA), Social Security (FICA) and FICA excise tax.
6) Employers are not liable for most torts committed by an independent contractor within the scope of the working relationship.
7) There is a single commonly accepted definition of “employee” used by courts, employers, and the government.
8) A willful misclassification of workers by an employer may result in harsh sanctions under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). These may include imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.