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BUS 415 Entire Course BUS 415 Week 1 DQ 1 What is a business’s obligation to build an ethical culture and balance its desire for profit with ethical responsibilities to employees, customers, society, and the environment? BUS 415 Week 1 DQ 2 Miguel buys a truck in Texas, then moves to Washington. A year later, he is driving his truck in Oklahoma, and causes an accident by running into another car, whose driver is from Florida. In what states will the other driver be able to sue Miguel? State the reasons for your answer. BUS 415 Week 1 DQ 3 Think about how the U.S. Constitution outlines and details the responsibilities and powers associated with each of the branches of the U.S. government and how power is balanced between these branches. Using that analysis, answer the following. What parts of the Constitution are used to protect and/or regulate businesses? Discuss what part of the US Government or the Constitution affects your business or industry the most and why. Which branch or branches of the government play the largest role in your example? BUS 415 Week 1 Individual Assignment Business Ethics Case Paper BUS 415 Week 2 DQ 2Mary is cutting weeds at her home. She is unable to trim some weeds she finds, because they grew between the rocks, so she removes the protective guard on the weed trimmer and trims the weeds. There are no warnings on the weed trimmer advising against removing the guard. She hits a rock, which is thrown to the side, hitting her neighbor in the eye and causing permanent damage. What kind of tort claim does the neighbor have? Who are the possible defendants? BUS 415 Week 2 DQ 3 Felix is a school bus driver. He is driving children home from school one day, when he is distracted by a fight in the back of the bus. He turns to see what is happening behind him, and accidentally strikes and kills two twins riding bicycles in the bike lane. One twin is a brain surgeon, and the other is a garbage collector. Each has

dependents. Explain how damages will be calculated for each victim, and why the families will collect different amounts. Is this a fair system? Why or why not? BUS 415 Week 2 Individual Assignment State of Confusion Paper BUS 415 Week 3 DQ 2What is the purpose of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)? What types of transactions are covered by the UCC? What problems was the UCC designed to address? How would interstate transactions be different without the UCC? Provide an example. BUS 415 Week 3 DQ 3 Distinguish between a joint tenancy and a tenancy in common with regards to real property. What are the differences in the owners’ rights and obligations between the types of ownership? BUS 415 Week 3 Team Assignment Synopsis of Tort Cases Paper BUS 415 Week 4 DQ 1Elaine and Roy are registered nurses. They want to start a home health agency, taking referrals from physicians and providing health care to homebound patients. They plan to be in business for 10 years. Identify the reasons why incorporation is an effective idea for their business, the steps they must take to incorporate their business, and the steps they must take to dissolve the corporation once the 10 years has passed. BUS 415 Week 4 DQ 2 Tom inherited his father’s landscaping business, and incorporated the business after he read an article in Lawn News, advising landscaping businesses to incorporate. Tom has been sued by a customer, whose prize rose bushes were accidentally damaged by a landscaper. Tom called his attorney, Hector, to represent him in the lawsuit. When Hector asked for the corporate minutes, Tom said, “What corporate minutes?” Hector advised Tom that his personal assets could be taken if he lost the suit, but Tom said, “No, don’t worry! I’m a corporation; I have no personal liability!” Is Tom correct? Identify and discuss the legal principle that would be applied by a court to resolve this issue, and predict the outcome of the suit against Tom. BUS 415 Week 4 DQ 3 Michael and Dwight decide to start up an online novelty mug store called “World’s Best Mugs.” Michael plans to be the boss of the company and will handle the inventory and distribution in his condo. Dwight is not planning on providing any of the funding for the store, but will be the lead salesman. Michael has contracted with Ryan to design mugs for the store. Unfortunately, Ryan is not very good at his job and spends most of his design time listening to his iPod he got for Christmas. After a few months without much success or a decent product line, Dwight secretly contacts Kelly, an actual mug designer, and asks her to design a prototype mug line where people can customize their face on a star shaped background. When Dwight tells Michael about his solicitation Michael is upset because he doesn’t want to hurt

Ryan’s feelings. But after some discussion Michael decides that he will buy Kelly’s designs and labels them the “Superstar” line. The “Superstar” mugs are a hit. Slowly major corporations begin to order personalized superstar mugs for their employee appreciation and even retirement gifts. Michael’s operation gets so big that his condo association notices and tells him that he cannot operate a business at his home. Michael is still shy on capital and so he asks Dwight to help finance the first few months of rent until the Mug Store is making money. Dwight agrees. At the time they move into their office, Michael is working full time for the company and Dwight is working full time (although he does manage a beet farm on the side). Ryan is an independent contractor for the company although his job responsibilities are somewhat unclear. And Kelly is an independent contractor with the company to do design work. Based on this information, Michael and Dwight come to you looking for advice on what kind of business entity Worlds Best Mugs should be. In giving your advice you may choose from: Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Corporation, or LLC. In your answer you should discuss each of the following: a) who should have an ownership stake in the company and why, b) how the entity choice will affect things like profits and losses, c) how difficult it is to create the entity, d) any government restriction or regulation of the entity and how that would affect your decision, and e) any liability the company and the individuals would face as a result of this choice. BUS 415 Week 4 Team Assignment FoodmartInc Paper BUS 415 Week 5 DQ 1 What is the chronological order of the major legislation that makes up the history of employment law in this country? For each law, state the social problem the law was designed to address, and discuss how employment law has affected the workplace in the last two decades. BUS 415 Week 5 DQ 2 Your employee, Tom Smith, believes women are treated as inferiors in the department where he works. He has complained to his supervisor, Doug Greer, who is also your employee, and to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Greer has responded by reducing Smith’s salary and opportunities for overtime. Does Smith have a case against your company? If so, describe his cause of action and what he must prove to recover. BUS 415 Week 5 Individual Assignment Business Entities, Laws and Regulations Paper

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