DEFINITIONS TO KNOW
Employment is defined as the act of engaging in work, the consumption of a person's time and energy to the task at hand in an occupation, profession, trade or business.
Employment at will defines an employment relationship wherein either employer or employee can end the relationship without liability; as long as there is the understanding that the employment is at will, either party can terminate employment at any time.
Employee is a person in the service of another. The employment contract can be written, oral or implied. The employee's activities while performing work are subject to the control of the employer.
Employer is a person or entity (such as a partnership or corporation) which obtains the services of another to perform work. The employer provides the means through which the services will be performed (such as providing a place where the work is to be performed and the tools required to get the work done). The employer has direct control over the manner in which the work is to be performed.
WHAT IS EMPLOYMENT LAW AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Employment law defines the legal relationship between employers and employees, also known as the employer-employee relationship. The importance of knowing and understanding employment law is critical to both parties. Why? Well, employees should know their rights so that they are treated fairly and employers should understand employment law to avoid legal action being taken against them due to the lack of knowledge or the ignorance thereof.
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