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 employment see also respondeat superior
◇ The liability of an employer for an act committed by an employee depends on whether the act falls within the scope of employment.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

scope of employment
The activities done by an employee as part of his or her employment; duties that are part of someone’s job.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

scope of employment
The actions or activities an employee might reasonably undertake as part of his or her job. An employer is responsible for actions an employee takes within the scope of employment, which means the employer can be liable to third parties who are injured by the employee's conduct. For example, an employer would be liable for harm to a pedestrian caused by its delivery driver while driving a route; the employer most likely would not be liable for harm the same driver caused if he or she hit a pedestrian while using the delivery van as the getaway car in a bank robbery. (See also: respondeat superior)
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

scope of employment
n. The complete range of activities an employee might reasonably be expected to perform while carrying out the business of the employer.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

scope of employment
Activities of an employee that are in furtherance of duties that are owed to an employer and where the employer is, or could be, exercising some control, directly or indirectly, over the activities of the employee.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

scope of employment
Activities of an employee that are in furtherance of duties that are owed to an employer and where the employer is, or could be, exercising some control, directly or indirectly, over the activities of the employee.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

scope of employment
   actions of an employee which further the business of the employer and are not personal business, which becomes the test as to whether an employer is liable for damages due to such actions under the doctrine of respondeat superior (make the master answer). Example: Dick Deliver drives a truck delivering groceries for Super-Duper Market. If Dick negligently runs the truck into Victor Victim's VW while making deliveries or on the way back from a delivery, then Super-Duper is liable since the accident was in the scope of employment. If Dick goes outside the delivery route to have lunch with his girlfriend and on the way hits Victim then there is a strong inference he was outside the scope of employment.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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

  • 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… …   Business 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

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  • 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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