LAW CH. 28 TERMS

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  1. Employment at Will
    employment terminable by employer or employee for any reason

    employment for an indefinite term that may be terminated by either party at any time
  2. Fellow servant
    employee with same status and working with another worker
  3. Respondeat Superior
    theory imposing liability on employers for torts of employees
  4. Shop Right
    employer's right to use employee's invention without payment of royalty

    employer's right to use an invetion that was developed by an employee during work hours
  5. Disability benefits
    monthly payments to a person who is unable to work because of a physical or mental impairment
  6. Collective bargaining agreement
    contract negotiated on behalf of employees by a union representative
  7. Contributory negligence rule
    common law defense prohibiting an employee from recovering damages from an employer for an injury if the employee's negligence cause the injury
  8. Old-age benefits
    Federal-paid retirement benefits
  9. Fellow-servant rule
    common law defense prohibitng an employee from recovering damages from an employer for an injury that was caused by another employee
  10. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
    federal agency that enforces federal health and safety laws

    a governmental agency with the responsibility for regulatory and enforcement of safety and health matters for most United States employees; an individual state OSHA agency may supercede the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA regulations

    a governmental agency with the responsibility for a regulatory and enforcement of safety and health matters for most employees
  11. Assumption-of-risk rule
    common law defense prohibiting an employee from recovering damages from an employer for an injury that was a normal risk of a job that the employee voluntarily agreed to do
  12. Employer
    the party who employs employees to do certain work
  13. Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)
    a federal act which requires most employers and employees to pay taxes to supoort the federal social security program
  14. Immigration Reform Act
    federal legislation requiring employers to check job applicants' papers to be sure they are either U.S. citizens or aliens authorized to work in the U.S.
  15. Federal income tax withholding
    the amount that an employer must withhold from an employee's pay for income tax purposes
  16. W-2 Form
    wage and tax statement; a report furnished by the employer for each employee indicating gross earnings and deductions for income and F.I.C.A. taxes
  17. W-4 Form
    employee's withholding allowance certificate
  18. Employee
    the person hired to perform work and who is obligated both as to the work to be done and as to the manner in which it is to be performed

    one who is under the control and direction of an employer with regard to the performance of employment
  19. Union shop
    work setting in which all employees must be union members
  20. Collective bargaining
    process by which employer and union negotiate and agree on terms of employment
  21. Hot cargo agreement
    agreement between a union and an employer that the employer will not use nonunion materials

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