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Question;Week 1;Discussions;To;participate in the following discussions, go to this week'sDiscussionlink in the left;navigation.;Constitutional and;Legal Underpinnings of Business LawReview the Constitution in Appendix A;and choose one of the following sections of the U.S. Constitution or a;specified amendment to use as the basis for your initial response;Any of Congress?s enumerated powers under Article I, Section 8;1st Amendment;4th Amendment;5th Amendment;14th Amendment;Identify the section of the;Constitution or its amendment that you have chosen. Discuss how this section of;the Constitution or its amendments both limit and protect business in general.;Describe an example of how the section of the Constitution or its amendment;that you have chosen could be applied to your professional life (past, present;or future). In your example, discuss whether the section of the Constitution;you have chosen to address limits business or protects it.;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? posts in a substantive manner.;Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a different;approach, providing your response is substantive;Review the initial posts made by your;peers, and note whether the responses relied upon a different section of the;Constitution or amendment than your response.;If your peer chose to focus on a;different section of the Constitution or amendment than you did, discuss how;that section of the Constitution relates to any example of a business situation;from your professional life (past, present, or future).;If your peer chose to focus on the;same section of the Constitution or amendment that you did, then compare and;contrast the different applications of that section of the amendment to your;respective examples from your own professional lives.;Suggest analytical differences that;could lead to different outcomes. Point out ways in which the Constitution or;its amendments might limit or protect business that your peer did not already;identify.;Ethics and LawUse three philosophical theories from;Chapter 4 to analyze whether it is more important for a business to be ethical;or lawful. Provide one example of a situation in which it seems to be more;important for a business to be ethical rather than lawful, and one example of a;situation in which it seems more important for a business to be lawful rather;than ethical.;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? posts in a substantive manner.;Apply a different ethical theory to the examples identified by your classmate.;Discuss the difficulties faced by persons in the workplace who view business;situations from different ethical perspectives. Suggest ways that those;differences can be overcome while still ensuring the actions of the business;are legal.;Assignment;To complete the following assignment, go to this week'sAssignmentlink in the left navigation.;Legal;Underpinnings of Business Law;Imagine that you own each of the following businesses;Tinker?s Home Security Service (sole proprietorship);Tinker & Tailor?s Home Security Service (general partnership);Tinker & Tailor?s Home Security Service (LP);Tinker & Tailor?s Home Security Service, Inc. (corporation);Tinker & Tailor?s Home Security Service, LLC (LLC);The businesses are;being sued for breach of contract. Create a matrix that lists each;business, and compare and contrast your personal liability exposure as an;owner as a result of the lawsuit.For each business;entity, analyze how you might limit your liability exposure as an owner.Describe a business;that you may own some day or that you currently own. (Even if you never;plan to own a business, pretend as if you will do so for the purposes of;this assignment.) Examine the best business organizational form for the;business that you have described, including in your examination personal;liability exposure, management, taxation, and ease of formation.Submit a four- to five-page paper (not including title and;reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as;outlined in the approved APA style guide and you must cite at least three;scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.;Week2;Discussions;To participate in the following discussions, go to this week'sDiscussionlink;in the left navigation.;Crimes That Harm;Business Versus Crimes Committed by BusinessWhich do you believe presents the greatest threat;to civil society: A corporation that commits crimes (e.g., murder;environmental crimes, bribery, etc.), or persons who commit crimes that harm;businesses (e.g., embezzlement, fraud, larceny, etc.)? Defend your response;using at least one example from current events.;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner. Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a;different approach, providing your response is substantive;Review the postings made by your peers.;In response to your peers, first identify a;non-traditional or ?creative? way in which a corporation, as a legal person;might be punished for committing a crime. Then discuss the consequences of;implementing that punishment to the example used by your peer.;Product LiabilityAfter viewingChinese;Imports & Food SafetyVideo, consider whether U.S. retailers that;utilize products or raw ingredients that are imported from China and that are;poorly regulated should be liable in tort for injuries to consumers who are;harmed by those products. Answer parts 1 and 2 of the following question;1. Answer part a or part b;a. If U.S. companies should not be liable, then;they could be legally exempt from tort liability. Discuss the consequences of;such a policy to U.S. consumers.;b. If the U.S. companies should be liable, then those companies would not be;legally exempt from tort liability. Discuss the consequences of such a policy;to U.S. businesses.;2. Regardless of your response to part 1 of this question, assume that U.S.;retailers do have legal liability for defective products. What steps could U.S.;retailers and manufacturers take, when using products imported from China that;would minimize their liability exposure? For example, they could warn consumers;about the potential, though speculative, dangers when using products comprised;of poorly regulated ingredients or components. Given your strategy, what;challenges would exist for U.S. businesses that implemented your strategy?;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner. Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a;different approach, providing your response is substantive;Discuss the challenges that would exist if your employer (or a fictitious;employer) were to adopt your classmate?s strategy.;Assignment;To complete the following assignment, go to this week'sAssignmentlink;in the left navigation.;Negligent Tort;Visit theUnited States Consumer Product;Safety Commissionwebsite. Click on Recalls. Choose one product that has;been recalled.;Describe the product;subject to recall, including the recall date, recall number, and the;reason for the recall.Analyze whether the;manufacturer would be liable for negligence if the product had not been;recalled and had caused harm to a consumer.Discusses the following in;relation to the product recall::Duty of CareStandard of CareBreach of the Duty of;CareActual CausationProximate CausationActual InjuryDefenses to;NegligenceAnalyze and apply a;relevant consumer protection statute identified under ?Consumer;Protection? in Chapter 8 of your text in conjunction with the product;recall that you have identified.Must address the topic of the paper with;critical thought.Submit a four- to five-page paper (not including title and reference pages).;Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved;APA style guide and must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to;the textbook.;Week 3;Discussions;To;participate in the following discussions, go to this week'sDiscussionlink in the left;navigation.;Regulation and the;Greater GoodAfter viewing The Credit Crisis;Visualized at http://vimeo.com/3261363, answer each of the;following parts of this question;1. How could government;regulations have prevented or mitigated the credit crisis of 2008?;2. Discuss whether too much governmental regulation of business or too;little governmental regulation of business presents the greater danger to;a. the greater good;b. business;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner. Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a;different approach, providing your response is substantive;Agree or disagree with other;students? positions. Defend your position by using information from the week?s;readings.;Administrative Law;and Business;Administrative Law and Business. Some argue that government needs to;increase its regulation of business for the good of society as a whole;while others believe that the marketplace is self-regulating and that;government intervention through needless regulation places an unfair;costly burden on businesses generally and small businesses in par?ticular.;What role do you believe government regulation should play to ensure;ethical conduct by businesses? How do different political viewpoints;potentially shape the answer to this question?Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner. Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a;different approach, providing your response is substantive;Agree or disagree with your;classmate?s position. Defend your position by using information from the week?s;readings or examples from current events.;Assignment;To;complete the following assignment, go to this week'sAssignmentlink in the left;navigation.;Elements of a Contract;Suppose that the Fabulous Hotel hires you as head chef under a;two-year employment contract. After two years, another hotel wants to hire you.;However, in the original employment contract you signed with the Fabulous;Hotel, the following paragraph appears;?The below-signed agrees not to work as a chef for another hotel;in the same metropolitan area for a period of two years after leaving our;employ.?;Describe and analyze;the five elements of a contract that must exist for this agreement to be;enforceable.Explain why this;contract is governed by common law or the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).Examine at least two;circumstances in which this non-compete agreement would be;unenforceable.Submit a four- to five-page paper;(not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted;according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide and must;cite three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.;Week 4;Discussions;To;participate in the following discussions, go to this week'sDiscussionlink in the left;navigation.;Securities LawPrivate University, a private;nonprofit educational institution located in Califor?nia, decides to issue;?Shares in Learning? certificates in a one-time offering to the public. These;shares will be sold for $500 each and entitle the bearer to redeem each certificate;for two undergraduate or one graduate college credit in any of its schools at;any time in the future. The shares may also be resold without restric-tion by;the initial purchaser. The offering will be made via the Internet.;Will the offering need to be;registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the;Securities Act of 1933? Explain. Does your answer differ if ?Shares in;Learning? are issued by Private College, a proprietary for-profit institution;that does business in all 50 states? Why?;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner. Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a;different approach, providing your response is substantive;Agree or disagree with your;classmate?s posting. Posit facts that might change the outcome of the analysis.;Antitrust LawReview the;At&t pulls $39 billion t-mobile;bid after U.S. opposition." article.;In 2011;AT&T attempted a merger with T-Mobile. The Justice Department sued under;the act, claiming that the merger would constitute a violation of the antitrust;laws. In 2012, AT&T dropped its attempt at the acquisition.;If AT&T had merged with T-Mobile, would the merger have;violated antitrust laws? Why or why not? Do not be unduly influenced by the;Justice Department?s stance on the issue. Use your own analysis to reach a;conclusion.;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner. Some ways to do this include the following, though you may choose a;different approach, providing your response is substantive;Agree or disagree with your classmate?s position. Defend your;position by using information from the week?s readings or examples from current;events.;Assignment;To;complete the following assignment, go to this week'sAssignmentlink in the left;navigation.;Outline of Final Paper;The paper must be one to two pages (not including the title and;reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the;Ashford Writing Center.;Address all of the following parts of this assignment;Prepare a one- to;two-page double-spaced outline of your Final Paper.The outline must;contain the following major sections that will exist in the Final Paper:A description of a;business situation that presents a legal and ethical issue.A description of at;least two ethical theories under which the situation will be analyzed.An explanation of;the specific areas of law under which the situation will be analyzed.The outline must be;accompanied by a reference page that includes at least 10 scholarly;sources that will be used in your Final Paper.Submit a one- to two-page paper (not;including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to;APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide and must cite at least 10;scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.;Week 5;Discussions;To participate in the following discussions, go;to this week'sDiscussion link in the left navigation.;Employer Liability;for Negligent HiringRead Malorney v. B&L Motor Freight, Inc. in;Section 21.2 of your textbook. Discuss what duty or duties a business has with;regard to checking the background of potential employees before hiring.;Do you agree that businesses should be liable for injuries resulting from negligent;hiring? Why or why not?;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner.;Agree or disagree with your classmate?s position.;Defend your position by using information from the week?s readings or examples;from current events.;DiscriminationNot all discrimination is prohibited by law. For;example, employers routinely discriminate between potential employees based;upon education or experience. Other types of discrimination are more subtle;but still legal. For example, some employers discriminate between potential;employees based upon personal characteristics such as weight or attractiveness.;Should employers be permitted to discriminate based upon attractiveness? Take a;side and argue that an employer should or should not be permitted by law to;discriminate against persons who are not attractive.;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students?;postings in a substantive manner.;Agree or disagree with your classmate?s position.;Defend your position by using information from the week?s readings or examples;from current events.;Assignment;To complete the following assignment, go to this;week'sAssignment link in;the left navigation.;Anti-discrimination;Laws Related to Employment;Your supervisor has placed you in charge of hiring a new;full-time administrative assistant for your department.;1. Prepare an;advertisement for that position that complies with federal law. This;advertisement must be detailed. The minimum length of your job description must;be 300 words (approximately three-fourths of a page). You can make up the job;details but must include the following;a. A job;description.;b. A description;of the job duties.;c. A description;of the minimum qualifications.;2. Prepare 10;illegal questions that must not be asked. For each question, be sure to justify;your reasoning.;3. Prepare 10;legal questions that may be asked during the interview. For each question, be;sure to justify each question.;Submit your three- to five-page paper (not including the title and;reference pages). Your paper must be formatted to APA style as outlined in the;approved APA style guide and must cite at least three scholarly sources in;addition to the textbook.;Week 6;Discussions;To participate in the following discussions, go to this week'sDiscussionlink;in the left navigation.;Claims to;Environmental-friendlinessAfter reading ?The ?six sins of;greenwashing?: A study of environmental claims in North American markets;discuss the tension between business?s interests in maximizing profits and the;public?s interest in receiving complete, truthful, and non-misleading;information about products that they purchase. From a business perspective;what are the dangers of ?greenwashing?? If you were a marketing executive;would you have a policy against ?greenwashing?? Why or why not?;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner.;Agree or disagree with your classmate?s position;concerning having a policy against ?greenwashing.? Defend your position by;using information from the week?s readings or the readings related to;governmental regulation.;Environmental;StatutesVisit Business Law and Regulations. Environmental;Regulations http://www.sba.gov/content/environmental-regulations;and www.epa.gov/lawsregs/ Identify;one environmental law that is relevant to your past, current, or future;employer. Apply that law to a business situation created by that employer. How;does (or did) that employer maintain compliance with that statute? Do you;believe that environmental regulations help or hinder business? Why or why not?;Guided Response;Respond to at least two of your fellow students? postings in a substantive;manner.;Agree or disagree with your classmate?s position;concerning whether environmental regulations help or hinder business. Use;current events or your assigned readings to support your position.;FInal Paper;To complete the following final paper, go to this week'sFinal Paperlink;in the left navigation.;Focus of the Final Paper;Prepare an 11- to 15-page paper (not including the title and reference;pages) that assesses a legal/ethical issue or situation relating to a current, previous;or potential future work environment. Use at least 10 scholarly sources that;are suitable for research in a graduate-level course.;Your paper must include the following;A description of a;business situation that presents a legal and ethical issue. The business;situation must be from prior, current, or anticipated future employment;experiences or from a current event. The description of the business;situation must not exceed two pages.An analysis of the ethical;concerns raised by the situation.Apply at least two;different ethical theories to the situation to support at least two;different outcomes.The paper must;determine which ethical outlook as applied to this particular situation;will result in the best legal outcome for the business.An explanation of at least;three of the relevant areas of law that have been addressed in this course;(e.g., constitutional law, contracts, anti-trust law, securities;regulations, employment law, environmental law, crimes, or torts) and an;assessment of the each area of law as it applies to the business situation;identified.A recommendation to reduce;liability exposure and improve the ethical climate or the overall ethics;of the situation. Your recommendation must be supported by specific legal;ethical, and business principles.Writing the Final PaperThe Final Paper;Must be 11 to 15;double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference;pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford;Writing Center.Must include a title page;with the following:Title of paperStudent?s nameCourse name and;numberInstructor?s nameDate submittedMust begin with an;introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement which;identifies the focus of the paper.Must address the topic of;the paper with critical thought.Must end with a conclusion;that reaffirms your thesis.Must use at least 10;scholarly sources.Must document all sources;in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.;Must include a separate reference page, formatted;according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

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