It pays to have an understanding of the US law and the legal system. This course focuses on business law, legal disputes and resolution mechanisms, contracts, property rights, wrongful conduct and state and federal regulations. Business leaders and human resource professionals used to always count on their attorneys to be up on the law, but in the litigious world today, managers and leaders must have a working knowledge of business law. This course covers:
- Historical roots of U.S. law, categories and definitions of law: criminal, civil, substantive and procedural. Federal, state and local jurisdictional sources of law are discussed, along with constitutional issues.
- Court levels–trial and appellate; court systems–federal and state, and litigation–types of procedures, jurisdiction and venue pleadings. Remedies–legal, equitable and criminal are reviewed and arbitration and mediation are discussed.
- Enforceable contracts: agreements, consideration, legality, capacity and form; remedies for breach of contract, privity and third party contracts, unconscionable contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code are covered. Property–types and real property rights are discussed.
- Learn what’s of important in wrongful conduct. Torts are reviewed. Product liability and crimes are discussed: from crimes, property crimes such as larceny, burglary and robbery to homicide, assault and battery, kidnapping and extortion.
- The course concludes with federal and state regulation of business. It begins with the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Act of 1934. The course concludes with federal and state regulation of business. It begins with the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act and then the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Act of 1934.Final discussion is on environmental law, bankruptcy, employment law and labor relations.
Register during daytime hours and take the course on your schedule.