When Employers are Corrupt


About the Course
Massage employers have been known to engage in several unethical or illegal activities, what steps to take to report illegal activity and what agency do you report it to.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the basis for possible conflicts between massage therapists and their employers. 
  • Examine which massage therapy Standards of Practice should apply to the employers of massage therapists. 
  • Describe several unethical or illegal activities massage employers have been known to engage in. 
  • Identify the reasons why a massage employer might misclassify a massage therapist's employment status. 
  • Review the general rule for distinguishing between independent contractors and employees. 
  • Identify six of the eleven tests in the IRS's Independent Contractor Test. 
  • Explain what questions a massage therapist should ask when researching a potential massage employer. 
  • Assess what questions a massage therapist should ask a potential massage employer during an interview. 
  • Determine what steps a massage therapist should take if offered employment. 
  • Define sexual harassment according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 
  • Identify situations that fit the definition of sexual harassment. 
  • Describe several ways a massage therapist can minimize their exposure to sexual harassment. 
  • Describe the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and explain what they do. 
  • List several of the Basic Principles of Universal Precautions. 
  • Summarize OSHA's enforcement policy. 
  • Describe the reporting procedure for massage employees that are not compensated. 
  • Review the particulars of break and meal periods. 
  • Assess why most massage therapists are not protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act. 
  • List four of the six situations presented that may indicate a corrupt employer. 
  • Analyze how ethics and legal requirements pertain to each case. 
  • Review the most important action massage therapists must take to protect themselves in workplace disputes. 
  • Determine which agencies an employer's illegal activities should be reported to.  
  • Name the most important agency an employer's illegal activities should be reported to if a massage therapist doesn't know who to report violations to. 
  • Review the steps to report an employer's illegal activities.
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