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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Steps to Stay Out of Trouble Caused by Supervisors

  As I wrote about yesterday supervisors are a hotly contested issue. But we have all known that for quite a while. Supervisors are the closest managerial representative to the employees. The have significant influence over employees, hopefully for good, but not always. So here are steps to stay out of trouble caused by supervisors. …

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Not Thinking and The Consequences: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

I have had several times in my life when I looked at someone and said or thought “What were you thinking?” Occasionally I said that looking in the mirror. There are always consequences to actions. Sometimes they are minor, sometimes they are major. Sometimes the consequences only have an effect on you, such at those …

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