locatio operis

locatio operis

the contract in Roman and civilian systems of the hire of the services of another in the sense of an independent contractor, e.g. the taxi driver. See LOCATIO OPERARUM.

LOCATIO OPERIS, contracts. A term used in the civil law, to signify the hiring of labor and services. It is a contract by which one of the parties gives a certain work to be performed by the other, who binds himself to do it for the price agreed between them, which he who gives the work to be done promises to pay to the other for doing it. Poth. Louage, n. 392. This is divided into two branches, first, Locatio operis faciendi; and, secondly, Locatio mercium vehendarum. See these words.

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23) As legal commentators acknowledged, the law of bailment, which included the relationship of locatio operis, or the hiring of labor for reward, was entirely appropriate for regulating the disposition of property in the putting-out system.
The law of bailment, including the relationship of locatio operis, was enumerated in a celebrated judgement by Holt C.