scope of employment

   The actions of an employee on behalf of the business of the employer rather than on the employee's personal business (as in going on a frolic). This is relevant in determining damages for injuries caused by an employee while doing her or his job-for which the employer is liable under the doctrine of respondeat superior.

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  • scope of employment — scope of employment: the range of conduct and activity within which an employee can reasonably be considered to be carrying out the business of his or her employer workers compensation for injuries arising out of the course and scope of… …   Law dictionary

  • Scope of employment — is the legal consideration of the various activities which may occur in the performance of a person s job, especially those acts which are reasonable relative to the job description and foreseeable by the employer. Key examples of this… …   Wikipedia

  • scope of employment — The activities in which an employee engages in the carrying out of the employer s business which are reasonably foreseeable by the employer. Under doctrine of respondeat superior (q.v.), a principal is liable for the torts of his agent committed… …   Black's law dictionary

  • scope of employment — Line of duty; course of the service; pursuit or transaction of the employer s business; furtherance of the employer s interest. 35 Am J1st M & S § 554. Doing for the employer that which one has been directed to do by the employer. Rolfe v Hewitt …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • employment — em·ploy·ment n 1: an activity or service performed for another esp. for compensation or as an occupation 2: the act of employing: the state of being employed Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • scope — I noun ambit, amplitude, area, boundary, bounds, circle, circuit, compass, confines, demesne, expanse, extent, field, latitude, limit, locus, margin, orbit, purview, range, reach, realm, region, room, space, span, sphere, spread, stretch, sweep,… …   Law dictionary

  • scope of authority — n. Authority that has been delegated to an agent to allow him or her to carry out the assigned task, including both powers actually authorized by the principal and those that are implied in the task. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx… …   Law dictionary

  • Employment Rights Act 1996 — Infobox UK Legislation short title=Employment Rights Act 1996 parliament=Parliament of the United Kingdom long title=... statute book chapter=1996 c. 18 introduced by= territorial extent=England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland royal assent …   Wikipedia

  • employment — The act of employing or being employed. The occupation, business, or profession to which one devotes his services, time, and attention, and which he depends upon for livelihood or profit. Lyons Thomas Hardware Co. v Perry Stove Mfg. Co. 86 Tex… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • scope of authority — In law of agency, includes not only actual authorization conferred upon agent by his principal, but also that which has apparently or impliedly been delegated to agent. Angerosa v. White Co., 248 App.Div. 425, 290 N.Y.S. 204, 208. Under doctrine… …   Black's law dictionary

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