Students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law. This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required.
Employment law affects numerous human resource management activities including planning, recruiting, selection, compensation, retention, and termination of employees. The purpose of this course is to review the legal and managerial implications of employment law for human resource management. It includes the formation, terms, regulation and termination of the employment relationship. The course topics include: sources of employment law; whether individuals are employees or independent contractors; discrimination and human rights; employment standards; the duties employees owe to employers; the duties employers owe to employees; formation of the employment contract; the terms of an employment contract; privacy; termination of employment; wrongful dismissal; health and safety; workplace safety and insurance; equity issues; and how employment related information can be found on the internet. Textbook Required.
Organizations which are supportive of a positive ethical culture enjoy critical competitive advantages, such as a good reputation and the respect and support of their clients, employees and other stakeholders. This course is designed to assist employees in developing and understanding a framework with which to make ethical decisions. Cases will be drawn from real business situations. Research papers and case studies will be used to formulate the discussion topics. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Textbook Required.
Software Required: Word 2000
Through this course the student will come to understand the global business environment from both national and global perspectives. Topics include an overview of international business patterns and social systems and their effect on business. Different government systems, market structures and economic and legal systems will be examined along with the institutions that provide an international oversight. Culture and ethics, and their effect on business, will be discussed as well as various trade theories and currency exchanges that facilitate global trade. This will provide a framework for the creation of international business strategies necessary for success in the global marketplace. This course has mandatory group work. Textbook required.
The day-to-day operations of a legal environment follow clearly defined steps, guidelines, and regulations. A successful administrator keeps these requirements in mind while approaching complex tasks. Students in this course demonstrate critical thinking skills in applying problem-solving models to typical office tasks, while also identifying ways to integrate available office technologies into these models where appropriate. Students explore an administrator's role in producing a variety of documentation according to established protocols and procedures. This course also continues to explore the expectations surrounding professionals in the role of legal administrator, including a commitment to information privacy, personal accountability in their roles, and cultivating strong interpersonal relationships with both coworkers and clients. No Textbook Required.
Accuracy is of the utmost importance in all legal communications, but it is especially crucial when reproducing information from one format into another. This course provides students with techniques that can be used to transcribe voice data and take notes in ways that ensure information is communicated in clear formats according to industry standards. Students also gain knowledge in how to use relevant transcription and communication software designed specifically for the legal environment, as well as the knowledge of how to support other users. Graduates are able to recognize the stylistic aspects of all communication in the legal environment. No Textbook Required.
Pre/Co-Requisite: Wills and Estates Law Procedures