Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/273

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-177§ 2154. Duties of employee for reward One who, for a good consideration, agrees to serve another, shall perform the service, and must use ordinary care and diligence therein, as long as he is thus employed, § 2155. Duties of employee for his own benefit One who is employed at his own request to do that which is more for his own advantage than for that of his employer, shall use great care and diligence therein to protect the interest of the employer. § 2156. Obedience to employer An employee shall substantially comply with all the directions of his employer concerning the service on which he is engaged, except where obedience is impossible or unlawful, or would impose new and unreasonable burdens upon the employee. § 2157. Conformity to usage An employee shall perform his service in conformity to the usage of the place of performance, unless otherwise directed by his employer, or unless it is impracticable or manifestly injurious to his employer to do so, § 2158. Degree of skill required An employee shall exercise a reasonable degree of skill, unless his employer has notice, before employing him, of his want of skill, § 2159. Use of skill possessed An employee shall use such skill as he possesses, as far as the same is required, for the service specified. § 2160. Things which belong to employer Everything which an employee acquires by virtue of his employment, except the compensation, if any, which is due to him from his employer, belongs to the employer, whether acquired la wfully or unlawfully, or during or after the expiration of the term of his employment. § 2161. Duty to account An employee shall, on demand, render to his employer just accounts of all his transactions in the course of his service, as often as may be reasonable, and shall, without demand, give prompt notice to his employer of everything which he receives for his account. § 2162. Delivery without demand An emploj^ee who receives anything on account of his employer, in any capacity other than that of a mere servant, is not bound to deliver it to the employer until demanded, and may not send it to the employer from a distance, without demand, in any mode involving greater risk than its retention by the employee himself. § 2163. Preference to employer An employee who has any business to transact on his own account, similar to that intrusted to him by his employer, shall always give the latter the preference. § 2164. Responsibility for negligence An employee who is guilty of a culpable degree of negligence is liable to his employer for the damage thereby caused to the employer. The employer is liable to the employee, if the service is not gratuitous, for the value of such services only as are properly rendered.

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