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    Employer liability between an employee/contractor.

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    How does employer liability vary between an employee and an independent contractor? Why is this an important consideration for the employer?

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    The main factor when discussing liability differences between employees and independent contractors is vicarious liability. This is a form of liability that holds a person (the employer) responsible for the failure to act of another person. A relationship of vicarious liability exists between the employer and employee. The employee causes injury to a customer, so the employer is responsible. We see many ...

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