Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment
Author: Marianne M Jennings
Offering the best preparation for future managers, BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, & GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, 8e, teaches you how to understand and apply legal and ethical concepts to real business. Going further than simply introducing you to the legal environment, this text offers the most comprehensive and integrated approach to exploring the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics. It provides thorough coverage of relevant legal issues in the context of practical business examples--and includes almost 300 real-world applications! Almost every page illustrates the clear relevance of chapter concepts to issues you will face in the real world. Intriguing cases and critical-thinking exercises motivate you to apply law and ethics to real business scenarios.
New edition of a text that provides insight into how business strategy and the legal environment are related and are essential components of each other. The 21 chapters discuss law, business ethics and the judicial system, as well as litigation and alternative dispute resolution; the regulatory environment of business; legal and ethical issues surrounding competition and sales; the contractual and regulatory aspects of employer and employee relationships; and the advantages and disadvantages of various business organizations and the regulation of the capital markets. New material includes a chapter on cyberlaw, new examples and ideas on the application of ethics to business decision making, and business strategy applications. The included CD-ROM contains business strategy applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents:Part 1: BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND JUDICIAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. 3. The Judicial System. 4. Managing Disputes: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation Strategies. Part 2: BUSINESS: ITS REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 5. Business and the Constitution. 6. Administrative Law. 7. International Law. 8. Business Crime. 9. Business Torts. 10. Product Advertising and Liability. 11. Environmental Regulation. Part 3: BUSINESS COMPETITION AND SALES. 12. Contracts and Sales: Introduction and Formation. 13. Contracts and Sales: Performance and Remedies. 14. Financing of Sales and Leases: Credit and Disclosure Requirements. 15. Business Property. 16. Trade Practices: Antitrust. Part 4: BUSINESS AND ITS EMPLOYEES. 17. Management of Employee Conduct: Agency. 18. Management of Employee Welfare. 19. Employment Discrimination. Part 5: BUSINESS FORMS AND CAPITALIZATION. 20. Forms of Doing Business. 21. Securities Law. Appendix A: The United States Constitution. Appendix B: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (Excerpts). Appendix C: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Employment Provisions) (Excerpts). Appendix D: The Civil Rights Act (Excerpts). Appendix E: The Americans with Disabilities Act (Excerpts). Appendix F: The Family and Medical Leave Act (Excerpts). Appendix G: The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts). Appendix H: The Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Excerpts). Appendix I: The Copyright Act (as Amended) (Excerpts). Appendix J: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Excerpts). Appendix K: Sarbanes-Oxley KeyProvisions. Appendix L: The Federal Trade Commission Act (Excerpts). Appendix M: The Clayton Act (Excerpts). Appendix N: The Sherman Act (Excerpts). Appendix O: The Robinson-Patman Act (Excerpts). Appendix P: The Fair Labor Standards Act (Excerpts). Glossary. Table of Cases. Table of Products, People, and Companies. Index.
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The Social Security and Medicare Handbook: What You Need to Know Explained Simply
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The Social Security and Medicare Handbook includes the provisions of the Social Security Act, regulations issued under the Act, and recent case decisions (rulings). It is a readable, easy to understand resource for the extremely complex Social Security and Medicare programs and services. Here in this new, groundbreaking, and exhaustively researched book you will learn an overview of the Social Security and Medicare system, how Social Security benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how to file a claim. You also will learn about retirement and auxiliary benefits, survivor benefits, disability benefits and protection, evaluating disability, cash benefit rates, employees, employer responsibilities, special coverage provisions, state and local employment, earnings records and tax reports, the administrative review process, supplemental income, other benefit programs, hospital insurance (Part A), medical insurance (Part B), Medicare Advantage plans (Part C), prescription drug coverage (Part D), prescription programs, and special veteran benefits. This book will explain how current Social Security benefits are computed and provide insight into your Social Security benefits.