law441 | undergraduate
Business Law For Small Business And Entrepreneurs
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Introduction to Law, Risk, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Define the functions of law and free enterprise in society.
- Describe the role of legal risk in small business.
- Differentiate between various legal forms of business with a focus on tax considerations.
- Explain actions that can result in the piercing of the corporate veil.
- Compare means used to resolve small legal disputes.
Tort Law, Insurance, and Criminal Liability for Small Business
- Identify intentional and negligent tort risks in small business
- Assess strict and products liability risks for small business
- Review insurance options for small business.
- Evaluate business actions that can result in criminal liability.
Property and Contracts for Small Business
- Define the importance of property to free enterprise.
- Distinguish between: personal, real, tangible, intangible, and intellectual property.
- Measure the different types of legal protections for intellectual property.
- Analyze the elements of a valid contract, statute of frauds, and remedies for breach.
- Differentiate common law from UCC Article 2 in relation to merchants and warranties.
Employment Law and Small Business
- Define agency law and the doctrine of respondent superior.
- Evaluate the employment-at-will doctrine.
- Assess exceptions to employment-at-will, including the specified thresholds.
- Distinguish between employees and independent contractors.
Ethics, E-Business, Regulation, and Global Law for Small Business
- Discuss ethical decision-making in a small-business context.
- Evaluate legal aspects of e-business for entrepreneurs.
- Explain regulatory compliance at the local, state, and federal levels.
- Evaluate practical legal risks associated with internationally.
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