Any attempt to explain what is meant by the word "employee" must be prefaced by a statement that there is a difference between the workmen's compensation definition and the common-law definition. The definition for workmen's compensation purposes is generally broader in keeping with the philosophy of compensating workmen for injuries arising out of and in the course of his employment regardless of fault. Exactly how broadly the word "employee" should be construed within the Nebraska Workmen's Compensation Act has created much litigation. The intent of this article is to synthesize the problems that have arisen in construing the Nebraska act. An attempt has been made to include all the "definition of employee" cases that have been decided by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Definition of "Employee" within the Nebraska Workmen's Compensation Act,
41 Neb. L. Rev. 169
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