Ohio When Employers are Corrupt

About this Course

Upon completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • 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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