Operating system: Linux, Debian 10 (Buster)
Graphics card: Secret (970)
Broken: (example: 2.81 alpha, 2019-08-09 a571ff2c16c6, master as found on the splash screen)
Empty leaps off path.
Load attached blend. Move forward about 12 or so frames and you'll see the Empty jump off the path a bit. Increasing the curve resolution draws it increasingly closer to the visible path.