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BUSN 311 Complete Course;Week 1 discussion;Find a company that has been in the news recently. Using the material that you read in Appendix B of "The business guide to legal literacy: what every manager should know about the law" write a 200 - 300 word essay where you identify at least two legal issues that affect the company. Clearly list each legal topic that you are discussing. Incorporate the required readings and support your statements. Citations for all material used should be in APA format. Post your essay in this discussions thread. You do not need a title page. Please do not use attachments in the discussions.;Your initial reply to the discussion question should be posted no later than Wednesday. Your discussions with your classmates should be posted throughout the week. You should engage in discussions with a minimum of two classmates. Replies to classmates must be substantive, at least 75 words and incorporate concepts and materials that you have learned this week.;Week 2 discussion;List the difference between a patent and a trademark. Should a company be allowed to patent a life form? Does it matter if the life form is a non-sentient organism like a plant? Incorporate the material from the text and support your statements. Citations for all material used should be in APA format.;Your initial reply to the discussion question should be posted in the Forum section of the class no later than Wednesday. Your discussions with your classmates should be posted in the Forum throughout the week. You should engage in discussions with a minimum of two classmates. Replies to classmates must be substantive and add to the discussions.;What is the difference between a corporation, a sole proprietorship and a limited liability company? Review Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission558 U.S. 310 (2010). You can access the case here: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/1518751.html;Focus on the First Amendment arguments. Should a business have the same First Amendment rights as individuals? Incorporate the required readings and support your statements. Citations for all material used should be in APA format.;Your initial reply to the discussion question should be posted in the Forum section of the class no later than Wednesday. Your discussions with your classmates should be posted in the Forum throughout the week. You should engage in discussions with a minimum of two classmates. Replies to classmates must be substantive and add to the discussions.;="msonormal">="msonormal">;="msonormal">;="msonormal">;="msonormal">;="msonormal">;Week 4 discussion;President Obama recently stated "If you've got a business, you didn't build that," Obama said. "Somebody else made that happen." (Foxnews.com, 2012, July 17) Is this an accurate statement? What is the government's role in building businesses and creating jobs? Support your statements using the required readings and cite your sources in APA format. Reply in at least two substantive discussions with your classmates.;Business groups criticize Obama over remarks about government's role in success" (2012, July 17) F="msonormal">;="msonormal">;="msonormal">;="msonormal">;week 5 discussion;Research and summarize a recent employment law case that has been filed by the EEOC. What was the legal issue? Do you believe this case has merit? Incorporate the material from the required readings this week and support your statements. Citations for all material used should be in APA format.;Your initial reply to the discussion question should be posted in the Forum section of the class no later than Wednesday. Your discussions with your classmates should be posted in the Forum throughout the week. You should engage in discussions with a minimum of two classmates. Replies to classmates must be substantive and add to the discussions.;Week 6 discussion;Review the articles on the gulf oil spill and corporate social responsibility. Explain how the philosophy of Milton Friedman played a role in management?s decision. Identify one other ethical framework, other than Free Market Ethics, that influenced management during this event. Incorporate the required readings and support your statements. Citations for all material used should be in APA format.;Your initial reply to the discussion question should be posted no later than Wednesday. Your discussions with your classmates should be posted throughout the week. You should engage in discussions with a minimum of two classmates. Replies to classmates must be substantive and add to the discussions.;Week 7 discussion;Using findlaw.com research a case that involves alter-ego liability. Define the term "alter-ego" and list the elements the court considered when determining whether to pierce the corporate shield. Incorporate the material from the text and support your statements.;In addition, discuss whether it is ethical for a company to move its corporate headquarters overseas to avoid paying income tax. Which duty do you believe is higher, the duty of corporations to pay tax to government or the duty of corporations to pay dividends to shareholders? Why?;Citations for all material used should be in APA format.;Your initial reply to the discussion question should be posted in the Forum section of the class no later than Wednesday. Your discussions with your classmates should be posted in the Forum throughout the week. You should engage in discussions with a minimum of two classmates. Replies to classmates must be substantive and add to the discussions.;week 8 final thoughts discussion;Please post your thoughts on this course. Which topic did you find most valuable? What suggestions for improvement do you have? Reply to at least two of your classmates.;="msonormal">="msonormal">="msonormal">="msonormal">;="msonormal">;Question 1 of 20 10.0 Points;Using only the materials provided in the course define the ethical frameworks of deontology, utilitarianism and free market ethics. Provide a detailed example of a corporate executive using each of these frameworks. Cite your sources.;Question 2 of 20 10.0 Points;Should a company?s priorities lie in the best interest of the shareholders or in the best interest of the stakeholders? Define the difference between the two. Explain your reasoning using the materials provided in the course. Cite your sources.;Question 3 of 20 10.0 Points;Using only the materials provided in the course, discuss three factors that a court will use in determining whether to pierce the corporate veil. Cite your sources.;Question 4 of 20 10.0 Points;Using only the materials provided in the course, define the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Why would it be difficult to enforce this Act? Cite your sources.;Question 5 of 20 10.0 Points;Using only the materials provided in the course, discuss some of the important disadvantages of sole proprietorship. Cite your sources;Question 6 of 20 5.0 Points;Unless the parties agree otherwise, a promoter of a corporation is liable for contracts entered into prior to corporate formation.;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 7 of 20 5.0 Points;The mere formation of a corporation is not an absolute liability shield.;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 8 of 20 5.0 Points;Prosecutors will look at all of the following factors when determining whether to bring a SOX violation, except;A.Nature and seriousness of the offense, including the risk of harm to the public.;B.Corporation?s remedial actions, including efforts to implement or improve a compliance program.;C.Whether the company?s actions resulted in sufficient profits for the company.;D.Adequacy of the prosecution of individuals responsible for the malfeasance.;Answer Key;Question 9 of 20 5.0 Points;The purpose of SOX is to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures.;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 10 of 20 5.0 Points;The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has several provisions, but the most important for businesses is known widely as;A.Title I.;B.Title VIII.;C.Title II.;D.Title III.;E.Title VII.;Answer Key;Question 11 of 20 5.0 Points;Title VII eliminates job discrimination on the basis of all of the following EXCEPT;A.sex.;B.race.;C.color.;D.age.;E.religion.;Answer Key;Question 12 of 20 5.0 Points;The philosophy of Milton Friedman is influential in all of the following, except;A.Stakeholder theory;B.Shareholder theory;C.Free Market ethics;D.Friedman?s philosophy is influential in all of the above.;Answer Key;Question 13 of 20 5.0 Points;Attributions of irresponsibility may generate stronger external reactions than perceptions of responsibility and, ultimately, have a much greater impact on the firm?s relationship with its environment.;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 14 of 20 5.0 Points;Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;A.creates only three protected classes.;B.gives victims of discrimination the immediate right to file a federal lawsuit.;C.prohibits all types of discrimination.;D.requires employers to treat employees equally, but not identically.;E.applies to employers with more than 10 employees.;Answer Key;Question 15 of 20 5.0 Points;The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC);A.is a federal agency established by the Civil Rights Act of 1968.;B.publishes guidelines for the public sector to assist businesses in deciding what employment practices are lawful or unlawful.;C.enforces civil rights in the workplace.;D.investigates complaints filed by employers who believe they are victims of unlawful discrimination.;E.does not give victims of discrimination the immediate right to file a federal lawsuit.;Answer Key;Question 16 of 20 5.0 Points;British Petroleum?s management?s actions on the Deepwater Horizon job that appeared to emphasize cost control and speed to completion instead of safety would be an example of;A.Ethical Egoism;B.Free Market Ethics;C.Shareholder theory;D.All of the above;Answer Key;Question 17 of 20 5.0 Points;Congress passed the _____, which gives victims the right to file a complaint within 180 days of their last discriminatory paycheck.;A.Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay;B.Fair Labor Standards Act;C.Rehabilitation Act;D.Equal Pay Act;E.Paycheck Fairness Act;Answer Key;Question 18 of 20 5.0 Points;If a defendant does not answer the complaint, what is the result?;A.Default judgment against defendant;B.Case dismissed;C.Bench arrest warrant issued against defendant;D.Automatic 30-day stay granted to defendant;E.Automatic 60-day stay granted to defendant;Answer Key;Question 19 of 20 5.0 Points;Which is the most expensive form of discovery?;A.Interrogatories;B.Requests for admission;C.Depositions;D.Requests for production;E.Spoliation;Answer Key;Question 20 of 20 5.0 Points;Jenny promises to pay Ivan $300 in exchange for Ivan?s promise to paint Jenny?s house. This is an example of a(n);A.unilateral contract.;B.bilateral contract.;C.invitation to bargain.;D.assignment.;E.illusory promise.;Answer Key;Question 1 of 10;10.0 Points;EEOC laws apply to all businesses;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 2 of 10;10.0 Points;A help-wanted ad that seeks "recent college graduates" may violate the law.;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 3 of 10;10.0 Points;Select the accommodation that would not be a ?reasonable accommodation? for employees with a disability;A.providing a ramp for wheelchair use;B.providing an interpreter for a deaf applicant;C.installing an elevator in a 200 year old building;D.providing a reader for a blind employee;Answer Key;Question 4 of 10;10.0 Points;Which of the following would not be considered harassment;A.unwelcome sexual advances;B.simple teasing;C.slurs;D.derogatory comments;Answer Key;Question 5 of 10;10.0 Points;All of the following inquiries can appear on an employee application except;A.age;B.religion;C.race;D.sex;E.all of the above are not prohibited questions on an employment application;Answer Key;Question 6 of 10;10.0 Points;Which of the following laws would be enforced by the EEOC;A.Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;B.Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII);C.Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);D.All of the above;Answer Key;Question 7 of 10;10.0 Points;Worker?s Compensation laws prescribe standards for wages and overtime pay, which affect most private and public employment.;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 8 of 10;10.0 Points;The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires all employers to give up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for the birth or adoption of a child or for the serious illness of the employee or a spouse, child or parent.;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 9 of 10;10.0 Points;?The overriding goal of a business is to be profitable? is an assumption in which ethical framework;A.Free Market Ethics;B.Utilitarianism;C.Deontology;D.Virtue Ethics;Answer Key;Question 10 of 10;10.0 Points;The ethical framework that assumes that people are deeply connected to one another in webs of relationships, and that ethical decisions cannot be made outside the context of those relationships is known as;A.Free Market Ethics;B.Ethic of Care;C.Deontology;D.Virtue Ethics;Answer Key;Question 1 of 10;10.0 Points;International law includes all of the following except;A.The law of sovereign foreign countries;B.Foreign custom and religious law;C.Private contracts between parties in different states in the United States;D.International treaties and conventions;Answer Key;Question 2 of 10;10.0 Points;Political risk is not affected by a weak or volatile rule of law;A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 3 of 10;10.0 Points;Which of the following is not a required element for a valid contract in the United States;A.offer;B.acceptance;C.price;D.consideration;Answer Key;Question 4 of 10;10.0 Points;The Statute of Frauds;A.requires parties to attest that they are honest;B.mandates that parties must have legal capacity to enter a contract;C.turns a contract into a criminal case if fraud is present;D.requires that some contracts be in writing in order to be enforced;Answer Key;Question 5 of 10;10.0 Points;A counter offer is a rejection of the offer.;A.True;In B.False;Answer Key;Question 6 of 10;10.0 Points;All of the following are defects that would trigger strict liability except;A.customer using the product inly;B.design defect;C.manufacturing defect;D.warning defect;Answer Key;Question 7 of 10;10.0 Points;Which of the following is a legitimate subject matter for a patent?;A.a mathematical formula;B.a business process;C.products of nature;D.printed material;Answer Key;Question 8 of 10;10.0 Points;Which of the following is not a factor in determining whether a trademark is inherently distinctive;A.usefulness;B.fanciful;C.arbitrary;D.suggestive;Answer Key;Question 9 of 10;10.0 Points;Trade secret disclosure suits can be filed with the USPTO.;In A.True;B.False;Answer Key;Question 10 of 10;10.0 Points;Business policies are usually inconvenient restrictions and a business hindrance.;In A.True;B.False;="msonormal">="msonormal">="msonormal">="msonormal">;="msonormal">;There is one essay due no later than the end of week seven. Students are encouraged to submit the essay before the due date.;Essay topic: Discuss the legal and ethical issues surrounding Solyndra, the California based solar panel manufacturer. You will need to research the company through the University library. Incorporate two to three specific laws or ethical codes that apply to the situation. Discuss how the philosophy of economist Milton Friedman may have influenced the executives of the company. In addition, identify an ethical framework other than Free Market Ethics that applies to this situation and discuss how it may have influenced the executives of the company. Your essay should be 1800 - 2450 words and in APA format. Use at least seven credible sources for your essay, including at least two sources from the University library. Submit this essay as a Microsoft Word attachment in the Assignmentsection of the class no later than Sunday of week seven.;You must support your statements with materials from the text as well as outside research. Cite your sources in APA format. A great source for those unfamiliar with APA formatting is http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx. All material must be appropriately cited with an in-text citation (author, date) and a reference page listing.;Unoriginal Content;Your essay may contain no more than 10% quotes from other sources. Paraphrase what you read instead of copying and pasting. You may not re-use work that you have submitted in previous classes. All work in this class must be original.;Essays that contain more than 50% unoriginal content will not earn any credit. Essays that contain between 10% - 49% unoriginal content will receive a substantial point deduction. Paraphrase instead of copying and pasting. Please note there is a difference between unoriginal content and plagiarism.Unoriginal content is correctly quoted and cited. Plagiarized sentences and paragraphs are not correctly quoted or cited. Plagiarism will result in an automatic zero for this assignment.;Criterion Unsatisfactory (Below 80%) Satisfactory (80% - 89%) Exceptional (90% - 100%);Score 1 2 3;Clearly identified the legal problem Did not discuss legal considerations of the Solyndra controversy. A clear discussion of only one law. Clearly identified and discussed at least two laws or general legal concepts that are applicable to the Solyndra controversy Clearly identified at least three laws or general legal concepts that are applicable to the Solyndra controversy;Identified applicable legal codes Provided only one cite to a statute, federal act or regulation. Provided a brief discussion of legal codes and identified two specific laws. These will be actual statutes, regulations or acts. Provided detailed discussion of three specific laws, regulations or acts as well as supporting evidence.;Discussed Milton Friedman Did not discuss Milton Friedman Briefly discussed Milton Friedman Thoroughly discussed Milton Friedman, identified his ethical framework and how the theories of Milton Freedman may have influenced Solyndra executives;Applied an ethical framework Did not provide a discussion on an ethical framework other than free market ethics or shareholder theory. Provided a discussion on an additional ethical framework (other than free market ethics or shareholder theory) i.e. utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics or ethic of care. Thoroughly discussed how an ethical framework may have influences Solyndra executives;Provided research to support arguments No evidence of research. No citations present in essay or significant instances of missing citations. Did not use two sources from the University library. Use of non-credible sources. Some sections of the essay supported by research. Some citations, however not all of the essay is correctly cited. All arguments supported by research. All research is correctly documented with in-text citations and a reference page. Used two sources from the University library.;Essay is 1800 - 2450 words Essay did not meet the minimum word count of 1800 words Essay exceeded the word count of 2450 words. Writing could be more concise Essay is between 1800 - 2450 words;APA Formatting Essay is not double- spaced or is missing a title page or reference page. References appear on reference list but not cited in essay. Citations are not in APA format. Margin errors. Essay is double- spaced, contains a title page and a reference page.;Mechanics Frequent grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. Minor grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. Use of first and second person, instead of third person. Technically flawless, mechanically and grammatically correct.;Format Organization and structure developing but still some illogic in flow. Missing conclusion. Organization and structure are clear but presentation could be more precise. Organization and structure of the paper are clear and easy to follow.;="msonormal">="msonormal">="msonormal">="msonormal">

 

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