What the heck is vicarious liability and why should you care?

Many of us are probably aware of the meaning of vicarious, especially as it applies to pleasure. Watching TV or reading a book allows us to vicariously enjoy or experience what the characters are doing, but how does that relate to the term liability? Vicarious comes from the Latin vicarius meaning substituted, thus vicarious liability …

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How responsible is a company for the actions of its managers and supervisors?

  The answer to this, as it is for many HR questions is, “It depends.” I am going to try to give you a “non-legal” answer to this question since I am not an attorney, but I hope to get across to you just how much responsibility you bear as an employer for the actions …

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