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Ch 14: The Legal Environment: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Legal Environment chapter of this College-Level Introductory Business Law Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the legal environment. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the legal environment.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college business material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college business topics. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding legal ethical decision making or working with the models, steps and framework
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business content (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the legal environment
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Legal Environment chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Legal Environment chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any legal environment question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Legal Environment unit of a standard college business course. Topics covered include:

  • Effects of business decisions on shareholders
  • Theories of ethics
  • Business ethics
  • White collar crime
  • Corporate criminal liability

16 Lessons in Chapter 14: The Legal Environment: Help and Review
Legal Ethical Decision Making: Models, Steps & Framework

1. Legal Ethical Decision Making: Models, Steps & Framework

Ethical decision making involves making choices based on what is good for all people. The Golden Rule, public disclosure test and universalization test are three models that consider others in their application.

Effects of Business Decisions on Shareholders

2. Effects of Business Decisions on Shareholders

A shareholder is essentially a part owner of a company. Ownership requires that a person own at least one share of stock in the company. As an owner, a shareholder can be affected by the decisions made by management. Learn more about shareholders in this lesson.

Theories of Ethics: Rights & Natural Laws

3. Theories of Ethics: Rights & Natural Laws

Legal rights are those rights provided to citizens through the Constitution and other articles of the US legal system. Natural rights are rooted in the ethical, based on what is right or wrong. Learn more about ethics in this lesson.

Attorney Professional and Ethical Conduct in Business

4. Attorney Professional and Ethical Conduct in Business

Lawyers play an important part in business, but they must follow model rules regarding ethics. This lesson addresses legal ethics in business law, including malpractice, attorney-client privilege and conflicts of interest.

Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

5. Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Now that companies are concerned with society's welfare, corporate social responsibility is a controversial topic. In this lesson, learn the two theories of social responsibility and the arguments for and against the practice.

Government Regulation of Administrative Agencies: Pros & Cons, and Examples

6. Government Regulation of Administrative Agencies: Pros & Cons, and Examples

Part of the executive branch of the government, administrative agencies serve to put into action legislative acts through rules and regulations that individuals and businesses must adhere to.

What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples

7. What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples

White collar crimes involve criminal activities committed by people in the regular course of their business and involve bribery, extortion, fraud and embezzlement. These crimes usually end in financial gain for the perpetrator.

Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples

8. Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples

Corporations, just like individuals, can be tried and convicted of committing crimes if managers, directors or even ordinary workers commit the crimes. There are two types: strict liability and vicarious liability.

Deterring Business Crime: RICO, False Claims Act, & Sarbanes-Oxley Act

9. Deterring Business Crime: RICO, False Claims Act, & Sarbanes-Oxley Act

There are three acts that deter corporations from committing crimes that affect customers, shareholders and employees: RICO Act, False Claims Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Each act protects against various crimes, but all of the acts hold businesses accountable for their actions.

What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy

10. What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy

Environmental law involves a series of laws, policies and procedures enforced by various agencies with the goal of protecting the environment. Environmental law often overlaps other laws to act as an extra layer of legal protection.

Legal Factors Affecting a Business

11. Legal Factors Affecting a Business

Businesses are subject to many laws that can dictate and restrict their behavior. In this lesson, you will learn about some of these laws. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

What Is Slander & Libel? - Definition, Laws & Examples

12. What Is Slander & Libel? - Definition, Laws & Examples

Learn what constitutes slander and libel. Review their respective definitions and analyze the laws. Examine some examples. At the conclusion of this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of slander and libel.

What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law

13. What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law

There are laws that protect individuals with special needs. This lesson will define special needs, identify the types of special needs and the laws that protect the individuals.

What Is Surveillance? - Definition, Systems & Techniques

14. What Is Surveillance? - Definition, Systems & Techniques

In this lesson, we'll explore the definition of police surveillance. You'll learn about law enforcement surveilling techniques as well as the systems and technologies police agencies use to complete surveillance, from infrared goggles to drones.

What Is the Good Samaritan Law? - Definition, History & Cases

15. What Is the Good Samaritan Law? - Definition, History & Cases

To help or not to help? That is the question that must be answered before deciding to rush into action in order to help someone who needs emergency assistance. Learn more about the good samaritan law, its definition, history, and real life cases.

What Is the Miranda Warning? - History & Rights

16. What Is the Miranda Warning? - History & Rights

After you finish this lesson, you will understand what constitutes the Miranda warning. You will further review the history of the Miranda warning and review the rights included in the warning.

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