vicarious liability

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vicarious liability

Legal responsibility of a health care professional or health care institution for the negligent actions of its trainees and employees.
See also: liability
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An attorney and workers' compensation specialist, he is author of the widely-used monograph, "The Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Policy," which has kept current with changes since the first standard policy was adopted in 1954.
The Maritime Employers Liability (MEL) policy is written at the $1 million standard limit and can be added to the workers' compensation policy if the MEL exposure is incidental.
If such a suit is permitted, the employers liability section of the policy would be called upon.
Even if workers compensation coverage is compulsory and the categories of employment are covered by state law, an employer has the option of using employers liability to respond to the four types of legal actions an employee can take:
Despite the fact that workers compensation is usually considered to be the exclusive remedy for covered employees for work-related injuries, there are several reasons why employers liability coverage is desirable.
* List the reasons why employers liability insurance is desirable coverage
New measures announced by the Government to help businesses deal with the cost of employers liability compulsory insurance were praised by employers yesterday.
New research has discovered that thousands of smaller companies across Britain are trading illegally because they have failed to put in place employers liability (EL) insurance.
The conference, including lawyers, academics, researchers, representatives of companies and labor unions, and HR specialists, dealt with such issues as: addressing sexual harassment claims through existing NLRB, state and federal statutes; the rights of accused employers; employers liability for sexual harassment; company policy initiatives and their conflict with the First Amendment; confidentiality privileges; and, negotiated solutions.
* Separate and distinct benefits or liability systems are available to rail road workers, who are subject to the Federal Employers Liability Act.
Through this program, brokers will have access to workers' compensation, United States Longshore & Harbor Workers (USL&H) and marine employers liability (MEL) on one policy in 46 states.

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