This may be true, since the US is under common law.
Originally Posted by prawn_86
I must admit that law is quite a fascinating subject, but many avoid researching to any depth because it is so complex and a solicitor is usually required as a legal adviser should you find yourself in court or wading through the legal system.
OWG, what do you think the impliactions here are? DOes it means the laws are not applicable if what you have found if the case?
Statutes and Acts could/are considered as company policies or rules, hence if you work for a company then you agree to follow company policy and rules (usually standing under the Employment contract that you would agree to uphold) and therefore jurisdiction has been established.
For example, working as a Bank Teller you may not be permitted to hold personal cash when serving customers otherwise you may be seen to have compromised your position by doing so . As a result, the manager will probably need to investigate if the personal cash is the bank's once the balancing has been done at the end of the day etc
However, as a customer of the bank, you are free to hold cash as you're outside the bank's policy for employees - eg you don't have a contract of employment and therefore the bank has no jurisdiction.
The implication of adopting/not adopting such rules depending whether you see yourself as an "employee" of the bank or a "customer" can be far reaching in the legal system we have today - and as shown in the video above.