Jake takes a break from his drill press at the employer'sappointed time, heads down the steps to the company break room fora Coke, slips on the last step, and breaks his ankle. Is he in thecourse of employment such that the workers' compensation andemployer's liability policy will cover the incident?

Jill takes a break from her drill press, at something other thanthe employer's appointed time, heads down the steps, side-steps thecompany break room, walks out the front door, and, while crossingthe street at the crosswalk on her way to the bodega for a soda,gets hit by a car. Is she in the course of employment such that theworkers' compensation and employer's liability policy will coverthe incident?

John takes a break from selling shoes, at the employer'sappointed time, heads down the steps, and, because the company doesnot have a break room, goes out the front door heading for theSeven-Eleven. While illegally crossing the street, he is hit by acar. Is he in the course of employment?

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