Whether you plan to start your own business, work for an organization, or go into law, it’s essential to understand more complex legal requirements that impact business operations and decisions. This is especially true as companies grow and expand domestically and internationally. Explore the differences between criminal and civil law. Examine how state and federal regulations work to protect consumer and employees’ rights, protect society and the environment, and understand how business contracts can work to protect everyone.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of business law by explaining laws governing behavior in the business world, describing methods of dispute resolution, and summarizing the components of a business law firm.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of regulations protecting employees by describing current circumstances for employees in the workplace and explaining legal policies that protect employees’ rights.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of regulations protecting society by explaining regulations that protect society and regulations that protect the environment.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of business contracts by distinguishing between types of contracts, explaining types of contract violations, and summarizing types of remedies for contract violations.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of regulations protecting consumers by describing criteria that define legal agreements, differentiating types of consumer harm, and analyzing legal marketing strategies.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of crime in the business world by distinguishing between different types of business crime and explaining the components of a tort action.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of global business by describing cultural differences important in global business and comparing advantages and disadvantages of global business.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of business discontinuation by explaining options for dissolving a business and explaining the consequences of bankruptcy.
Unit 1: More Business Law Basics
Unit 2: How Government Regulations Protect Employees’ Rights
Unit 3: How Government Regulations Protect Society and the Environment
Unit 4: The Ins and Outs of Business Contracts
Unit 5: How Business Law Protects Consumers
Unit 6: Bribery and Beyond: How Businesses Are Perpetrators and Victims of Crime
Unit 7: Doing Business Around the World
Unit 8: Winding Up A Business