Business and the Legal Environment

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PWS-KENT Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1991 - Business & Economics - 774 pages
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This text presents an approach to the laws and ethical issues that relate both to the public and the private laws of business. Each chapter contains recent edited cases, sample documents, and case problems. Among the topics discussed are drug testing, sexual harassment, insider trading, and affirmative action.

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Contents

THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM
19
Parties in the Judicial System
28
in Personam Jurisdiction
41
LAWSUITS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTIONSwS
47
Alternative Methods of Dispute Settlement 63 Xv
63
C
70
What Is Business Ethics? 79
79
Can Firms Behave Ethically? The Macro Approach
87
The PrincipalAgent Relationship
250
Termination of the Agency Relationship
261
Summary 267
268
Occupational Safety and Health Act
277
Pensions Retirement and Social Security
284
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
298
LABOR LAW
339
CONTRACTS 3720 V
372

Social Responsibility Roles of Businesses
93
BOSINESS ANDTHEX30NSTITUTI0N 1Q0
101
v State vs Federal Regulation of BusinessConstitutional Conflicts 11 r
115
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 137
137
f Laws Governing Administrative Agencies 145
145
y Summary
166
BUSINESS CRIME
170
Procedural Rights for Business Criminals WL
194
BUSINESS AND TORTS 202
202
partn business managementemployment and
241
PRODUQ LIABILITY 412
412
Contract Warranty Theories
414
Tort LiabilityActions in Negligence
424
Strict Tort Liability Product Liability
433
Summary
439
Enforcement of Credit Transactions
462
Summary
468
Federal Regulation of Advertising
475
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About the author (1991)

MARIANNE M. JENNINGS is Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies, College of Business, Arizona State University. Author of award winning textbooks, monographs, and journal articles, her weekly columns are syndicated nationwide, and her other writings have appeared in the "Wall Street Journal", "The Chicago Tribune", "The New York Times", and "Reader's Digest". Jennings has conducted more than 200 workshops and seminars in business, human resource management, government, law, and academic and professional ethics.

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