Business Law

Business Law
• Research the Internet to find an example of a company that promotes itself as being socially responsible and yet acts socially irresponsible. For example, promotion on the Website of being socially responsible and at the same time fighting the government over pollution standards. Please note: You will have to refer back to this for one of the next questions.

“Law and Business Today and Immoral Behavior” Please respond to each of the following:
• Looking at the legal environment of business today, discuss where you see the law has fallen short for businesses or consumers. State a rationale for your answer.
• From the e-Activity, describe the company and the disconnect between what it says and what it does. Discuss the conclusions about ethics and the law that you draw from this example.

Week 2
Week 2 e-Activity
• Go to the American Arbitration Associate Website, located at, to read more about dispute resolution services.
Be prepared to discuss in the questions below.
“Dispute Resolution and The Bill of Rights” Please respond to each of the following:
• From the e-Activity, determine the value of alternative dispute resolution methods to a small-business owner. Provide specific examples to support your response.
• In reviewing the Bill of Rights, discuss which amendment has the biggest influence on businesses. Give at least one example to support your answer.

Week 3
“Agency Formation and Management Perspective” Please respond to the following:
• Chapter 5 states “…without the law of agency, corporations could not function at all.” Share an example not given in the textbook that proves this statement correct. Next, outline the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of agency relationships.
• From a legal perspective, determine if it is easier for a manager to deal with an employee or an independent contractor. Provide an example or rationale for your answer.