MGT 6010 The Ethical & Legal Environment of Business


The Agency Relationship

Creation of Agency: Agency is a relationship between a principal and an agent in which the principal confers his or her rights on the agent to act on principal’s behalf.  

Duration and Termination of Agency: The relation of principal and agent can only be terminated by the act or agreement of the parties to the agency or by operation of law.  

Rights & Duties Owed in the Agency Relationship    

Types of Agents

Independent Contractors vs. Employees

The Common Law Agency Test requires an intense consideration of 13 different factors that individually may not determine the character of the relationship between the employer and the worker, but as a whole allow for an understanding of how much control an employer exerts over a particular individual.

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