Discussion 7.1 – Employee or Independent Contractor? This week we study two relationships in which the actions of a subordinate (agent or employee) can create liability for the principal or employer. An employee is almost always the agent of the employer. The key consideration is whether the employee acted within the course and scope of her employment. In the case of an agent, did the agent have express, implied or apparent authority? Another relationship is that of independent contracting, where generally the employer has no control over the actions of the independent contractor. What distinguishes an employee from an independent contractor? Why do employers frequently try to pass off employees as independent contractors? What are the legal and ethical implications? Assignments Assignment 7.1 – Workplace Management: Employment Laws and Regulations Complete the Skillsoft course, Workplace Management: Employment Laws and Regulations. After completing the course, take the Course Test. You must score at least an 80% on the Course Test. You may take the test as often as you need. This assignment is scored as complete or incomplete. You receive the maximum score (100% ) if you complete the Course Test with at least an 80%. If you do not complete the Course Test or you score below 80%, you receive a 0% for this assignment\ Assignment 7.2 – Law Cases In Chapter 31, read the cases of Lyon v. Carey, 533 F.2d 649 (Cir. Ct. App. DC 1976) and Cockrell v. Pearl River Valley Water Supply Dist., 865 So.2d 357 (Miss. 2004) and answer the following questions. Your paper should follow the written assignment instructions. How can the decisions in Cockrell v. Pearl River Valley Water Supply Dist. and Lyon v. Carey be reconciled? Both involve an agent’s unacceptable behavior (assault) but in Lyon, the agent’s actions were imputed to the principal, and in Cockrell, the agent’s actions were not imputed to the principal. What is the controlling rule of law governing the principal’s liability for the agent’s actions? The law governing the liability of principals for acts of their agents is well settled. Thus, the cases turn on the facts. Who decides what the facts are in a lawsuit? Explain your answer. Assignment 7.3 – – So You Want To Be Your Own Boss\ Complete both sections of this document Click for more options and submit to the Assignment 7.3 Drop Box.