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Frolic

Activities performed by an employee during working hours that are not considered to be in the course of his or her employment, since they are for the employee's personal purposes only.

The doctrine of Respondeat Superior makes a principal liable for the torts of his or her agent occurring during the course of employment. This is based on the concept that a principal has control over his or her agent's behavior. If an agent was hired to drive from point A to point B, and, through reckless driving, hit a pedestrian along the way, the principal would ordinarily be held liable. If, however, the agent was engaged in frolic, the principal would not be liable. This might occur, for example, if an employee were hired to transport goods from point A to point B and made several detours along the way for personal reasons. If the employee became involved in an accident while on a frolic, the employer would not be liable unless it could be established that he or she was negligent in the hiring or supervision of the employee.

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In addition, the city government has also outsourced lifeguard service to improve safety of the water frolicking area, according to the agency.
And all that was long before she was snapped frolicking naked with Brad Pitt on a Caribbean beach in pictures which whizzed around the world via the Internet.
WAVE HELLO: The welcome sight of a dolphin frolicking in the bow wave of a cargo boat yesterday NORTH PIX
Backed by a blown-up road map detail--black lines and symbols on white backcloth and floor--Act One starts with enthusiastic dancers frolicking to a Mozart serenade; the steps are ballet, peppered with gender-neutral postmodern partnering.
SYDNEY -- A Sydney surfer had a lucky escape on Sunday when he was hit by a whale frolicking off Bondi Beach and knocked unconscious.
An onlooker said: "It seemed like they didn't have a care in the world and didn't mind anyone seeing them frolicking under the sun."
Scattered throughout the pages leading up to Hollis Frampton's high-theory "For a Metahistory of Film" were notices for works on celluloid at Leo Castelli and a pair of Michael Snow shows; ads for Film Culture and the San Francisco Art Institute (a student-director type and a man with a camera stalk a pair of longhairs frolicking naked in an open field); and a "Foreword in Three Letters" to and from the issue's guest editor, Annette Michelson, who had been contributing to the magazine since 1967.
"I've been eating, drinking, and frolicking in the sun," says the wry, mellow Hauser.
Each venue brought moments of revelation, some poignant, some humorous: Hades kidnapping the frolicking Persephone through a gap in a chain-link fence; pairs of flirtatious Young Lovers secreted away in the shadows of the garden; eight Little Persephones, about five years old, in their white Communion dresses bounding down the stone embankment; Zeus demanding compromise from Olympian heights (the roof of a nearby building); and Persephone hailing a passing vehicle as she and Hades concluded their joyous nuptials.
But these little miracles - two male and one female - were happily frolicking in the sunshine yesterday.
The playful movement of children frolicking around the meat hanging in a butcher shop becomes the image of a celebratory ritual.
This is, after all, the nation that celebrates the summer solstice and the arrival of the midnight sun by rolling and frolicking in the dewy grass--nude.