Employment Law for Business AtWill Employment

The contemporary reality forces people to engage in employment contracts in order to write down their legal rights and obligations to each other and in order to provide to the labor relations a certain security and stability.According to Selwyn N. the term employer can be defined as a readily identifiable identity, …, any person, partnership, corporate body or unincorporated association who (which) employs one or more persons under a contract of employment.1 The Fair Labour Standards Act gives another definition to the term employer: Employer includes any person acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to an employee and includes a public agency, but does not include any labor organization (other than when acting as an employer) or anyone acting in the capacity of officer or agent of such labor organization.2 Although FLSA does not cover all the categories of employers (it does not refer to small businesses with an annual income less than 500000 USA dollars, whose activity does not refer to interstate commerce) this is a legal definition of this term.On the other hand, the employee is defined by FLSA as any individual employed by an employer3. Magratten R. B. defines an employee as a person who works in the service of another person under which the employer has the right to control the details of work performance.4However, every employee is a worker, but not every worker is an employee. The law recognizes two types of labor relations: employee-employer and contractor-contracting party.