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Howard High School / Small Business Development Fall 2012 COURSE SYLLABUS PROGRAM CONCENTRATION: Business & Computer Science CAREER PATHWAY: Small Business Development COURSE TITLE: Legal Environment of Business CLASS WEB PAGE: www.edmodo.com Teacher: Jason Weiss Room Number: 402 Semester: Fall 2012 Textbook: Law for Business & Personal Use Textbook Price: n/a

Email: jweiss.howardhs@bibb.k12.ga.us Phone Number: 478.779.4915 Tutorial Days: Monday Tutorial Hours: By Appointment Tutorial Location: 402

Department Philosophy: The Career Technology Education Department believes that education’s most important function is to provide all students with the skills needed for post-secondary and careers. This is accomplished by providing interest-based programs that meet industry standards. Course Description: Legal Environment of Business helps students understand situations that show how

business and personal law impact not only business, but the lives of young people and adults as well. Legal Environment of Business will help you achieve an understanding of legal principles you will use throughout your life. Articulation: This course is Bibb County approved and articulated with Central Georgia Technical College’s Business Management program. Course Prerequisites: Computer Applications and Business Essentials Career Pathways: Courses must be completed in the order listed below. Small Business Development Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 *Required for Pathway Completion

* Business Essentials * Legal Environment of Business * Entrepreneurial Ventures (Work-Based Learning) (Work-Based Learning)

Certifications: • The Small Business Development pathways prepare students with the skills needed for the following industry recognized credentials: A*S*K Business Institute (Assessment of Skills & Knowledge

for Business).


Career Choices: Occupation Specialties Advertising and Promotion Manager Chief Executive Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialist Social and Community Service Manager Training and Development Manager Course Schedule Week 1 Introduction Week 2 Ethics Unit Week 3 Ethics Unit Week 4 Contracts Unit Week 5 Contracts Unit Week 6 Consumer Protection Unit Week 7 Consumer Protection Unit Week 8 Agency Law Unit Week 9 Agency Law Unit

Level of Education Needed

Average Salary

Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree plus work experience Bachelor’s Degree

$76,898 $155,168

Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree

$59,904 $79, 498

Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18

$50,877

Property Law Unit Property Law Unit Financial Law Unit Financial Law Unit Property & Auto Insurance Unit Property & Auto Insurance Unit Environmental Law Unit Personal Insur. & Employee Benefits Unit Review and Final Exam

Our “Typical” 90-minute Course Structure • Bell Ringer (Current Event) and housekeeping issues (e.g. take attendance) • Opening or introduction to lesson (whole group) • Work Session activities (individual or group) • Closing or review of covered material • Student Sharing/Ticket out the Door Internet Acceptable Use: Use of the Internet must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of the Bibb County School System. The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges. Any student user not complying with the Bibb County School System Internet Acceptable Use Agreement shall lose Internet privileges for a period of not less than one week. Jason Weiss’ websites that will be used as an integral part of this course are available at: www.edmodo.com DECA: DECA is a co-curricular national student organization designed to offer students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities both in and out of the classroom. Members have the opportunity to go on field trips, participate in competitive events, perform community service, interact with the business community, and attend state and national conferences. FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America is a co-curricular national student organization designed to offer students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities both in an out of the classroom. Members have the opportunity to go on field trips, participate in competitive events, perform community service, interact with the business community, and attend state and national conferences.


Grading Scale* Area

Percentage Area

Daily Assignments & Quizzes Projects Tests Total for Class Grade

40 30 30 100%

Percentage

Class Grade Final Exam

85 15

Final Grade

100%

Required Material: Black or blue ink pen AND pencil. You will have a storage folder in class for your work. Classroom Expectations: Give Respect, Get Respect. Classroom Expectations: 1. When I am talking, you are listening. 2. We will be respectful of each other at all times. 3. Come to class on time and prepared to work. 4. Complete your OWN work! 5. Do not enter my office without my permission. 6. When you enter the room, begin your daily journal. 7. NOTE: All rules in the Bibb County Code of Conduct will be enforced. Classroom Procedures: 1. Print only with permission. When I want you to print, I will instruct you to do so. Upload ALL of your work to Edmodo. No excuses for “I forgot to save/upload…” 2. At the beginning of each class, please check your computer, mouse, book, and desk. If anything is misplaced, broken, or dirty, you must tell me so that you will not get in trouble for something someone else has done. 3. Internet games and Internet use is on an as-needed basis with permission only. Non-negotiable! 4. Clean up your trash and push your chair under the table as you leave each day. Attendance: Due to the nature of this course, it is imperative that you attend class daily. Almost all of the work assigned in this course is completed in class. Attendance has a direct correlation with your grade. The more often you are in class, the more likely you will succeed in the class. The Bibb County Board of Education policy on attendance will be upheld. Make-up Policy: It is your responsibility to get make-up work from me if you are absent. Make-up work must be completed within five school days. Most, if not all, work, will be posted on Edmodo. Re-do Policy: Students who score a 69 or lower on a test or project may redo the test within five school days for a maximum score of 70. * This course does not have an End of Course Test (EOCT) * * All rules included in the Bibb County Code of Conduct book will be enforced * The course syllabus is a general plan for the course; all information contained in the course syllabus/calendar is subject to change. Any changes will be announced in class and a revised syllabus distributed to students to be shared with their parents/guardians.


Acknowledgment of Receipt: By signing below, the student and parent/guardian acknowledge that they have read and understood the contents in the 2012-2013 Legal Environment of Business syllabus. Student Name (Print)_________________________________________ Date________________ Student Signature___________________________________________ Date_________________ Parent Name (Print)__________________________________________ Date________________ Parent Signature____________________________________________ Date_________________


Pacing guide


Entrepreneurship Instructional Focus Calendar

Fall 2012

Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

Project Based Instruction

1

13‐Aug 14‐Aug 15‐Aug 16‐Aug 17‐Aug 20‐Aug 21‐Aug 22‐Aug 23‐Aug 24‐Aug

Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction Introduction EV‐1,2,3,4 EV‐1,2,3,4 EV‐1,2,3,4 EV‐1,2,3,4 EV‐1,2,3,4 SSEM‐12, SSEF‐6,  SSEM14, SSEIN‐1,2, EV‐ 5 SSEM‐12, SSEF‐6,  SSEM14, SSEIN‐1,2, EV‐ 5 SSEM‐12, SSEF‐6,  SSEM14, SSEIN‐1,2, EV‐ 5 SSEM‐12, SSEF‐6,  SSEM14, SSEIN‐1,2, EV‐ 5 SSEM‐12, SSEF‐6,  SSEM14, SSEIN‐1,2, EV‐ 5 EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐6, 7, 8, 9, EV‐10, 11 EV‐10, 11 EV‐10, 11 EV‐10, 11 EV‐10, 11 EV‐12, 13, 14, 15 EV‐12, 13, 14, 15

Entrepreneur Characteristics  Entrepreneur Career Project  Young & Rich Entrepreneurship Trading Cards Make a Game Challenge Communication Communication Communication Communication Communication

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

27‐Aug 11

28‐Aug 12

29‐Aug 13

30‐Aug 14

31‐Aug 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

4‐Sep 5‐Sep 6‐Sep 7‐Sep 10‐Sep 11‐Sep 12‐Sep 13‐Sep 14‐Sep 17‐Sep 18‐Sep 19‐Sep 20‐Sep 21‐Sep 24‐Sep 25‐Sep 26‐Sep

Economics

Economics

Economics

Economics

Economics Functions of Management Functions of Management Functions of Management Functions of Management Functions of Management Functions of Management Functions of Management Functions of Management Functions of Management Functions of Management Organizational Structure Organizational Structure Organizational Structure Organizational Structure Organizational Structure Financial Management Financial Management


Entrepreneurship Instructional Focus Calendar

Fall 2012

Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

Project Based Instruction

33

27‐Sep 28‐Sep 1‐Oct 2‐Oct 3‐Oct 4‐Oct 5‐Oct 8‐Oct 9‐Oct 10‐Oct 11‐Oct 12‐Oct 16‐Oct

EV‐12, 13, 14, 15 EV‐12, 13, 14, 15 EV‐12, 13, 14, 15 EV‐16,17,18,19,20 EV‐16,17,18,19,20 EV‐16,17,18,19,20 EV‐16,17,18,19,20 EV‐16,17,18,19,20 EV‐21,22,23 EV‐21,22,23 EV‐21,22,23 EV‐21,22,23 EV‐21,22,23 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐24,25,  26,27,28,29,30 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34

Financial Management Financial Management Financial Management Information Management Information Management Information Management Information Management Information Management Operations Management Operations Management Operations Management Operations Management Operations Management

34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64

17‐Oct 18‐Oct 19‐Oct 22‐Oct 23‐Oct 24‐Oct 25‐Oct 26‐Oct 29‐Oct 30‐Oct 31‐Oct 1‐Nov 2‐Nov 5‐Nov 6‐Nov 7‐Nov 8‐Nov 9‐Nov 12‐Nov

Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Marketing Management Marketing Management Marketing Management Marketing Management Marketing Management Marketing Management Marketing Management Marketing Management Marketing Management


Entrepreneurship Instructional Focus Calendar

Fall 2012

Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

Project Based Instruction

65

13‐Nov 14‐Nov

EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐31, 32, 33, 34 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 44 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 45 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 46 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 44 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 45 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 46 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43 EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  40, 41, 42, 43

Marketing Management Marketing Management

66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86

15‐Nov 16‐Nov 26‐Nov 27‐Nov 28‐Nov 29‐Nov 30‐Nov 3‐Dec 4‐Dec 5‐Dec 6‐Dec 7‐Dec 10‐Dec 11‐Dec 12‐Dec 13‐Dec 14‐Dec 17‐Dec 18‐Dec 19‐Dec

Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation Business Plan Development and Implementation


Entrepreneurship Instructional Focus Calendar

Instructional Day # 87

Calendar Date 20‐Dec

Standard Addressed

Fall 2012

Project Based Instruction

EV‐35, 36, 37, 38, 39,  Business Plan Development and Implementation 40, 41, 42, 43


Entrepreneurship Instructional Focus Calendar

Long Term Project

FBLA in the  Classroom Education Activity 13

Progress Activity 24

Introduction of Project Guest Speaker

Education Activity 12

Industry Demand

Education Activity 18

Creations of Divisions

Structure of Magazine

Education Activity 30 Costs Breakdown

Fall 2012


Entrepreneurship Instructional Focus Calendar

FBLA in the  Classroom

Long Term Project

Education Activity 11 Organization of Magazine Sections

Publishing/Editing Process

Progress Activity 21

Service Activity 4

Positions Assignment

Survey Process

Education Activity 10

Fall 2012


Entrepreneurship Instructional Focus Calendar

Long Term Project

Creation of Magazine Presentation

FBLA in the  Classroom

Fall 2012


Entrepreneurship Instructional Focus Calendar

Long Term Project

FBLA in the  Classroom

Fall 2012


Class Projects


Project Based Instruction Legal Environment of Business Fall 2012

Project

#1-Bill of Rights Poster

#2-Career Research

#3-Timeline

What the students should learn‌

What the students should have done‌.

The history of our Federal Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases where they have been applied

Created a poster describing their assigned amendment.

The students summarize the effects of diverse cultures and customs on business.

Students should learn what types of careers involve the use of agency and employment law

Students will research careers using the occupational handbook and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compose a paper describing the characteristics of their chosen profession. Students will explore twelve consumer protection laws and create a timeline of their enactment.

The students analyze the role and importance of agency law and employment law as they relate to the conduct of business in the national and international marketplaces.

The different laws impacting consumer protection

GPS

The students will indentify consumer protection legislation and its effect on business.


Class Project #1


BCS-LEB-2

Get into groups of two and work in thirteen different groups, each group taking one amendment from the Bill of Rights plus the three I added. Each group will create a poster that represents their chosen amendment. The poster must include: 1. Title of Amendment-10 Points 2. Brief Description-30 Points 3. Year of Adoption-15 Points 4. Supreme Court Case where it was applied-45 Points No one is to work alone and everyone in the group is to pull their weight.

Example:

18-years-old to Vote


Student Work #1


Class Project #2


BCS-LEB-7: The student analyzes the role and importance of agency law and employment law as they relate to the conduct of business in the national and international marketplaces.

Career Research Project You are to take one of the careers listed below and research in the form of a one-paged, single spaced, typed report on how the career deals with the legal topics of this unit. For example, in the individual’s career what would the individual have to deal with in terms of unions, sexual harassment, employment duties, etc. You will present your report to the class in a brief oral report. The presentation should be less then 5-minutes. Resource: http://www.bls.gov/OCO -Administrative Services Managers -Social Scientists -Counselors -Social & Human Services Assistant -Lawyer -Human Resources Manager -Human Resources Assistant -Employment Interviewers -Employee Training Specialists -Public Relations Manager -Public Relations Specialists -Arbitrators/Mediators -Safety Engineers -Sociologists


RUBRIC: 4 3 The report showed the individual is The report showed the group is informed informed about the subject and understands about the subject and understands the topic. the topic. The report was so effective that However, there were 1-2 factual flaws in the the class now also has a clear understanding report. The report was so effective that the of the topic and how it relates to the topics class now also has at least a superficial in the unit. Anyone who listens to this understanding of the topic and how it report will be able to explain to someone relates. Anyone who listens to this report else the duties of the career and how it relate will be able to explain to someone else the to the topic. duties of the career and how it relate to the topic. The presentation might have contained one factual error.

2 The report contained factual information, though with minor errors (less than 3). The group members seemed to understand the subject, but did not effectively present their information to the class. Based solely on this presentation, a class member might not Know the topic.

1 The presentation lacked correct factual information and was not presented in a way that was easy to learn or understand

Grade Scale: 4=100, 3=87, 2=80, 1=60


Student Work #2


Larsen  Vaughn   LENB  

Lawyer       Being  a  lawyer  means  that  you  act  as  both  an  advocate  and  an  advisor.  As  an   advocate,  you  are  responsible  for  representing  a  party  in  a  legal  trial.  You  can  either  be   supporting  the  defendant  or  the  plaintiff.  As  an  advisor,  a  lawyer  is  responsible  to  give  advice  to   their  consultants  and  counsel  their  legal  rights  and  obligations.  This  means  that  lawyers  must   study  and  understand  the  laws  discussed  in  the  case.  There  are  different  types  of  lawyers,  but   all  must  follow  the  basic  guidelines  and  know  the  basics  of  law  and  how  to  interpret  it.  Lawyers   are  responsible  for  around  700,000  jobs  today.  Only  around  22  percent  are  self  employed.  Most   often,  lawyers  work  in  offices.  However  there  are  some  exceptions.  Some  lawyers  travel  to   meet  clients  and  to  gather  evidence.  Lawyers  work  a  lot  of  hours,  and  it’s  a  very  stressful  job.   To  become  a  lawyer,  you  must  have  at  least  4  years  in  college,  as  well  as  at  least  3  years  in  law   school.  You  must  also  have  a  license.  For  lawyers,  they  must  pass  a  written  “bar  exam”.   Everyone  in  the  United  States  must  pass  a  bar  exam,  but  the  requirements  and  questions  put   into  the  exam  vary  from  state  to  state.  When  starting  out  as  a  lawyer,  you  will  more  than  likely   be  a  consultant  to  more  experienced  lawyers.  You  will  then  have  to  work  your  way  up  to   becoming  a  lawyer.  The  average  salary  for  lawyers  is  around  110,000  dollars.  The  least  amount   made  is  around  54,000  dollars,  while  the  high  is  166,000.  Demands  for  legal  work  and  cases  will   constantly  be  on  the  rise  and  will  constantly  be  there.  Therefore,  the  job  outlook  for  lawyers  in   the  United  States  is  very  high.  If  you  have  the  desire  to  learn  law  and  like  proving  your  side  and   being  confrontational,  a  lawyer  might  be  a  good  path  to  travel  down  on.  You  will  make   excellent  money,  which  means  you  won’t  have  to  worry  about  providing  for  you  and  your   family.  Being  a  lawyer  can  be  very  stressful  however,  and  you  might  need  to  consider  the   amount  of  hours  that  you  will  be  spending  working.  There  are  many  people  that  are  trying  to   get  into  law  school  today,  so  it  might  be  difficult  to  get  in.  You  have  to  have  good  grades,  a   desire  for  law,  and  it  would  also  help  if  you  know  people.  As  for  unions,  there  are  many  in   bigger  cities  like  New  York,  Atlanta,  and  Los  Angeles.    Good  advice  for  joining  unions  for  law  and   being  a  lawyer  would  be  to  move  to  a  bigger  city  where  there  are  more  opportunities  available.     As  for  topics  such  as  sexual  harassment,  almost  everyone  would  think  it  was  wrong.  However,  if   a  lawyer  was  put  on  to  a  case  where  they  had  to  stand  up  for  someone  who  did  the  sexual   harassing,  they  would  have  to  try  their  best  to  justify  what  that  person  did.  Either  way,  a  law   degree  is  a  very  good  paying  job.  It  will  benefit  you  in  many  ways.  Make  sure  that  you  like  the   field  of  law  and  what  lawyers  do.  You  will  have  to  put  in  the  time  and  effort  of  excelling  in  your   field  of  study.    


Mareea  shafiq  

                                                                 Career  research    

Social and Human Service Assistant Social and human service assistants help people get through difficult times. They also help other workers, such as social workers, and clients find benefits or community services. In this unit they are helping the agencies with their duties. They also help them to get through all the difficulty this is listed in the book unit 21-2 .the social worker median 2010 year pay is $28,200 per year $13.56 per hour. And they need high school diploma and equivalent. In this work they don’t need any work experience for this job and also they will give you training during the job time. The number of job in past two years was 384,200. The job outlook in the past two year’s average is higher than the other years. Employment changes for the past two years 106,000.the work environment is a social human worker assistant work for nonprofit organizations, for-profit social service agencies, and state and local governments. They generally work full time, and some work nights and weekends. The similar occupations are to compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of social and human service assistants with similar occupations. The duties for the social worker assistant are to work under the direction of social worker psychologists, or others who have more education or experience , help to determine what kind of help do they need, help them with their daily activities such as eating bathing changing clothes and other stuff. Help them with all their paper work to apply paper work for their assistance program.monitering them to ensure services are provided appropriately. The social worker assistance has to work along with children’s and their families to keep their children’s safe they also have to go along with the families disability and ability and they have to with the families social or mental illness. The important qualities that you need to become an assistant. You need communication skills, compaction, Organizational skills, people skill, problem solving skills and time management skills. And sometimes a person has a criminal background check. In some settings, workers need a valid driver's license.


Mareea  shafiq  

                                                                 Career  research    

Social and Human Service Assistant Social and human service assistants help people get through difficult times. They also help other workers, such as social workers, and clients find benefits or community services. In this unit they are helping the agencies with their duties. They also help them to get through all the difficulty this is listed in the book unit 21-2 .the social worker median 2010 year pay is $28,200 per year $13.56 per hour. And they need high school diploma and equivalent. In this work they don’t need any work experience for this job and also they will give you training during the job time. The number of job in past two years was 384,200. The job outlook in the past two year’s average is higher than the other years. Employment changes for the past two years 106,000.the work environment is a social human worker assistant work for nonprofit organizations, for-profit social service agencies, and state and local governments. They generally work full time, and some work nights and weekends. The similar occupations are to compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of social and human service assistants with similar occupations. The duties for the social worker assistant are to work under the direction of social worker psychologists, or others who have more education or experience , help to determine what kind of help do they need, help them with their daily activities such as eating bathing changing clothes and other stuff. Help them with all their paper work to apply paper work for their assistance program.monitering them to ensure services are provided appropriately. The social worker assistance has to work along with children’s and their families to keep their children’s safe they also have to go along with the families disability and ability and they have to with the families social or mental illness. The important qualities that you need to become an assistant. You need communication skills, compaction, Organizational skills, people skill, problem solving skills and time management skills. And sometimes a person has a criminal background check. In some settings, workers need a valid driver's license.


Class Project #3


TimeLine  Project     Standard:     Directions:  

BCS-­‐LEB-­‐6:  The  student  identifies  consumer  protection  legislation  and  its  effects  on  business.   Create  a  timeline  (using  PPT)  with  the  following  Consumer  Protection  Laws  &  Acts.    

Things  to  include  for  each  act:   • • • •

Name   Category:  product  liability,  privacy  rights,  unfair  business  practices,  fraud   Year  Passed   Significance  

ACTS   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Consumer  Product  Safety  Act   Magnuson-­‐Moss  Warranty  Act   Federal  Trade  Commission  Act   Consumer  Leasing  Act   Fair  Debt  Collection  Practices  Act   Fair  Credit  Reporting  Act   Truth  in  Lending  Act   Fair  Credit  Billing  Act     Gramm-­‐Leach-­‐Bliley  Act   Do-­‐Not-­‐Call  Implementation  Act   Sherman  Anti-­‐trust  Act   Clayton  Act  

Grading  Rules   Each  Law:  Name,  Category,  Year,  Significance  (4  points  x  12  =  48)   Neatness/Creativity  (2  points)        


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Sherman Anti-trust Act1890 ž  Category-Fair

Business Practices ž  Significance- Prevents monopolies.


Clayton Act1914 ž  Category-

Fair Business Practices ž  Significance- Prevents corporate actions that inhibit competition in the work place.


Federal Trade Commission Act1914 ž  Category-

Unfair Business Practices ž  Significance- Established a five person council, appointed by the president for seven year terms, with the authority to draft “Cease and desist” orders to corporations.


Truth in Lending Act1968 ž  Category-

Fair Business Practices/Fraud ž  Significance- Promoted the informed use of consumer credit, as well provided consumers with the rights to cancel credit agreements.


Fair Credit Reporting Act1970 ž  Category-

Privacy ž  Significance- Regulates how to/by whom consumer credit information may be obtained and used.


Consumer Product Safety Act-1972 ž  Category-

Product Liability ž  Significance- Established the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Allowed them to create rules and regulations for businesses to ensure the safety of consumers. Enforceable by law.


Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act-1975 ž  Category-

Unfair Business Practices ž  Significance- Purpose was to force business to use understandable warranties.


Fair Credit Billing Act1975 ž  Category-

Unfair Business Practices ž  Significance- Created a mechanism through which credit providers may address open-ended credit accounts, such as with credit cards and debit cards.


Fair Debt Collection Processes Act- 1978 ž  Category-

Unfair Business Practices ž  Significance- Prevents the use of harassing or abusive means by which corporations may obtain unpaid debts.


Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act1999 ž  Category-

N/A ž  Significance- Removed barriers from banks that prohibited any single institution from becoming an investment bank, commercial bank and insurance company.


Consumer Leasing Act2001 ž  Category-

Fraud ž  Significance- Forces lessor to disclose all necessary information before the lease is signed.


Do-Not-Call Implementation Act2003 ž  Category-

Privacy ž  Significance- Prevented certain private numbers from being called by telemarketers.


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Consumer product Safety Act ž  Category:

Product liability ž  Year passed: 1972 —  This act gives the commission the power to

develop safety standards and pursue recalls for products that present risks for injury.


Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act ž  Category:

Product Liability ž  Year passed: 1975 —  The significance of this act is to make

warranties more known and more understood.


Federal Trade Commission Act ž  Category:

Unfair Business Practices ž  Year passed: 1914 —  This law gives the commission the power to

prevent unfair methods of competition and practices affecting commerce.


Consumer Leasing Act ž  Category:

Privacy rights ž  Year passed: 2001 —  The consumer leasing act is designed to

protect the rights of a lease of consumer goods for more than four months.


Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ž  Category:

Unfair Business practices,

fraud ž  Year passed: 1978 —  The purpose of this act is to eliminate unfair

and abusive practices concerning the collection of consumer debt and to promote fair debt collection.


Fair Credit Reporting Act ž  Category:

Unfair Business practices ž  Year Passed: 1970 —  The fair credit reporting act is designed to

limit and regulate the use of consumer information. This also includes credit information.


Truth in Lending Act ž  Category:

Unfair business practices,

fraud ž  Year passed: 1968 —  The truth in lending act was enacted to help

promote the use of informed consumer credit. It also gives the commission the right to cancel certain credit transactions.


Fair Credit Billing Act ž  Category:

Unfair business practices, product liability ž  Year passed: 1975 —  This act was an amendment to the truth in

lending act. It was designed to protect consumers from unfair business practices.


Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act ž  Category:

Privacy rights, unfair business

practices ž  Year passed: 1999 —  The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act was made to

enforce financial companies to explain their information-sharing practices to their consumers.


Do-Not-Call Implementation Act ž  Category:

Privacy rights ž  Year passed: 2003 —  This bill gives the commission the

permission to collect fees for the enforcement of a “do not call” registry.


Sherman Anti-Trust Act ž  Category:

Unfair business practices,

fraud ž  Year passed: 1890 —  This law gives the federal government the

right to investigate and pursue trusts, companies, and organizations that might be under violation.


Clayton Act ž  Category:

Unfair business practices ž  Year passed: 1914 —  The purpose of the Clayton Act is to prohibit

free competition by making illegal four business practices.


Category: product liability ž  Year: 1972 by united state congress . ž  Significance: an independent agency from united state by federal government federal and defined its basic authorityCPSC has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 different products. The CPSA excludes from CPSC's jurisdiction those products that expressly lie in another federal agency's jurisdiction, for example food, drugs etc. ž 


ž  Category:

productive liability ž  Year passed: 1975 ž  Significance: The Federal Trade commission has authority to enforce the MMWA including obtaining injunctions and orders containing affirmative relief. In addition, a consumer can bring suit under the MMWA.


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Category :anti-competitive" business practices Year passed:1914 Significance: The Federal Trade Commission was formed on September 26, 1914 as a replacement for the Bureau of Corporations. It is a federal agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. The main mission of the agency is to promote consumer protection and guard against perceived and actual anticompetitive business practices such as coercive monopolies.


ž  Category:

privacy rights ž  Year passed:1991 ž  Significance: The lend consuming lease act was basically a presidential bargaining chip. The US would produce war items like guns and ammo in exchange for land in foreign nations where we could acquire land and build military bases


Category: privacy rights Year passed:1692 ž  Significance: No company owner likes to be saddled with bad debt. After repeated attempts to collect a past due invoice or to get a customer to pay an overdue credit account, you may be tempted to tackle the problem more forcibly through the use of a debt ž  ž 


ž  Category:

check business credit ž  Year passed:2003 ž  Significance: The Fair Credit Reporting Act governs the way consumer information can be collected, distributed and reported. The act protects consumers against abuse of their credit histories


ž  Category:

fraud ž  Year passed:1968 ž  Significance: The act requires disclosures on terms of the lending company. This can be in the form of disclosing interest rates, allowing for disputing of billing discrepancies


ž  Category:

business practices ž  Year passed:186 ž  Significance: FCBA was passed to protect consumers from "billing errors" for credit cards or revolving accounts. It includes unauthorized charges, goods never received, returns not credited or not billing to your correct address


ž  Category:

business worker ž  Year passed:1999 ž  Significance: Gramm Leach Bliley concerns what types of businesses banks can become involved in and allows mergers. I cannot imagine why it would be mentioned in a letter to a debtor.


ž  Category:

labor act business practices ž  Year passed: 2003 ž  Significance: The United States Congress passed the Do Not Call Implementation Act in 2003 to protect consumers from unwanted phone calls from telemarketers. The act led to the establishment of fees to support the Do Not Call.


ž  Category:

privacy rights ž  Year passed:1890 ž  Significance: The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 was the nation's first statute to stop monopolies. It was designed to allow free and fair competition for anyone wanting to compete in business.


ž  Category:

regulate business ž  Year passed:1890 ž  Significance: The Clayton Antitrust Act was part of a series of laws enacted beginning with the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, which outlawed business practices which may harm American consumers


Long-term Project


The ‘Zine Project—Experiencing a Business Creation Student Directions Summary of the Project Students will create a Howard specific magazine under the division of Howard Publications Learning Objectives This project will help the students understand more about being an entrepreneur and what is needed in the creation and operation of a business/magazine. Also, the students will see how it is to work with others to be able to depend on each group to do their part to complete the creation of their magazine. Each step will depend on the prior group completing their section in order for the magazine to be completed and the business to run smoothly. Step-by-Step Procedures  Students will discuss what a business is and the different types of businesses.  Students will look at examples on the Internet of magazines.  Students will look on websites and create their own business to see how to make a business plan:       

www.bplans.com www.entrepreneur.com www.entreworld.org www.sba.gov www.youngbiz.com www.youngentrepreneur.com www.businessplans.org

The students will have a guest speaker to come and speak to the class about creating a magazine. Also, the speaker will give the students some websites that are helpful concerning creating a magazine. Students will start teamwork and the teacher will give them a sheet telling them the group they will be in to create a business plan. One team, the survey team will have to work first to get a survey to see if the magazine they voted on would go over at Howard. After the survey results are tallied, the other groups may work on their part of the magazine/business plan/creation. After the survey results are finished, the other members of the group may work on their part of the magazine business plan. Each group will have a different section, depending on what department and what part of the publication process they are best at doing. Each group must complete their part of the project, before it can move to the next department (or group). Mr. Weiss will hand out the documents needed for the business to journalize, post, and do the financial statements of the business.

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Current Event Activity


Current Event

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Class

Current Event

Legal Environment of Business­Fall 2012 

Paired Reading of Rental Nation 

Legal Environment of Business­Fall 2012 

Paired Reading of Rental Nation 

 

 


Current Event Work


FBLA Activity


Scavenger Hunt Name: ______________________________________ Date: __________________________ Period: ________ Future Business Leaders of America

Purpose: To explore and learn about Future Business Leaders of America Instructions: Using the Internet, answer the questions below. Go to the FBLA-PBL National web site: www.fbla-pbl.org. (You may have to type this address in your address bar!) 1. From the National site, click on “About FBLA-PBL�. Future Business Leaders of AmericaPhi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. What are four divisions of FBLA-PBL, Inc? 1. 2. 3. 4. 2. Click on GOALS under the main navigation on the left. Write 4 Goals of FBLA. 1. 2. 3. 4. 3. Click on MISSION & PLEDGE under the main navigation on the left What is the mission of FBLA? 4. Move your mouse to the top of the page. Hover over the word FBLA until the menu appears. Click on Business Achievement Awards. What are Business Achievement Awards? 5. What are the four levels of the Business Achievement Awards? 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. The Future Award Focuses on what? 7. Click PREVIEW FUTURE AWARD ACTIVITIES. Complete the following on the Future Award Level. Write 2 other activities that you could SERVICE: Write the 2 required complete for this area activities.. 1. 1. 2. 2.


EDUCATION: Write the 2 required activities. 1. 2. PROGRESS: Write the 3 required activities. 1. 2. 3.

Write the 3 other activities that you could complete for this area. 1. 2. 3. Write the other 3 activities that you could complete for this area. 1. 2. 3.

Now, how easy was that? You can earn your FUTURE LEVEL AWARD! Then, move onto your BUSINESS LEVEL! Explore what the Business level award has its requirements! Work your way up and you can earn a scholarship for after completing LEADER and AMERICA level! 7. Click on Competitive Events on the links on the left side of the screen. The FBLA-PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills at the region, state & national level. Competitive events fall into three categories. What are they and what is the focus of each category? 1. 2. 3. 8. Click on the COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES. A pdf file will open. Wait for it. Once it opens, read the first page which is a list of the competitive events offered through FBLA (details begin on page 12). Find 3 events that you feel you could compete in based on your grade level, eligibility, and skills! Write the event name for 3 areas that you could win in (or that grab your attention)! State individual, team, or chapter event for each event along with a write the description of the event category. Event name Select one: Include a description of the event 1. Individual Event

2.

Individual Event

3.

Individual Event


Explore the National FBLA site www.fbla-pbl.org more if you wish, but now it is time to move on to the GEORGIA FBLA site. Click http://www.gafbla.org/fbla/ 9. Who is the STATE PRESIDENT of FBLA? 10. Let’s explore the CONFERENCES offered by Georgia FBLA this year. CLICK CONFERENCES at the top of the page and answer the following questions. 1. When and where is Fall Motivational Rally? Where When 2. When and where is State Leadership Conference 2010? Where When 3. When and where is National Leadership Conference? Where When


FBLA Work


Scavenger Hunt Name: _________________Kelsey Dozier_________ Date:

Period: _____ Future Business Leaders of America

Purpose: To explore and learn about Future Business Leaders of America Instructions: Using the Internet, answer the questions below. Go to the FBLA-PBL National web site: www.fbla-pbl.org. (You may have to type this address in your address bar!)

1. From the National site, click on “About FBLA-PBL�. Future Business Leaders of AmericaPhi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. What are four divisions of FBLA-PBL, Inc? 1. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students 2. FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students 3. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students 4. Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association 2. Click on GOALS under the main navigation on the left. Write 4 Goals of FBLA. 1. Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work 2. Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community. 3. Encourage and practice efficient money management. 4. Facilitate the transition from school to work 3. Click on MISSION & PLEDGE under the main navigation on the left What is the mission of FBLA? To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. 4. Move your mouse to the top of the page. Hover over the word FBLA until the menu appears. Click on Business Achievement Awards. What are Business Achievement Awards? The Business Achievement Awards are an aggressive, self-directed, results-based business and leadership program designed to compliment academics while accelerating a student's leadership skills. The awards focus on the words surrounding the FBLA Crest: Service, Education, and Progress. There is a heavy emphasis on education with integrated classroom projects. 5. What are the four levels of the Business Achievement Awards? 1. Future Award 2. Business Award 3. Leader Award 4. America Award 6. The Future Award Focuses on what? Basic business skills, introduction to community service, and FBLA involvement at the local level.


7. Click PREVIEW FUTURE AWARD ACTIVITIES. Complete the following on the Future Award Level. SERVICE: Write the 2 required Write 2 other activities that you could activities.. complete for this area 1. Communications/ Service Learning 1. Service Learning 2. Communications/ FBLA 2. Service learning/ FBLA organization and national programs organization and national programs EDUCATION: Write the 2 required activities. 1. Technology/FBLA organization and national programs 2. Marketing PROGRESS: Write the 3 required activities. 1. Activity 17 2. Activity 18 3. Activity 19

Write the 3 other activities that you could complete for this area. 1. Accounting 2. Career awareness and exploration 3. Communications/ FBLA organization and national programs Write the other 3 activities that you could complete for this area. 1. Activity 20

2. Activity 21 3. Activity 22 Now, how easy was that? You can earn your FUTURE LEVEL AWARD! Then, move onto your BUSINESS LEVEL! Explore what the Business level award has its requirements! Work your way up and you can earn a scholarship for after completing LEADER and AMERICA level! 7. Click on Competitive Events on the links on the left side of the screen. The FBLA-PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills at the region, state & national level. Competitive events fall into three categories. What are they and what is the focus of each category? 1. Individual 2. Team 3. Chapter 8. Click on the COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES. A pdf file will open. Wait for it. Once it opens, read the first page which is a list of the competitive events offered through FBLA (details begin on page 12). Find 3 events that you feel you could compete in based on your grade level, eligibility, and skills! Write the event name for 3 areas that you could win in (or that grab your attention)! State individual, team, or chapter event for each event along with a write the description of the event category. Event name Select one: Include a description of the event 1. Business Individual Event Communicati on


2. Electronic Career portfolio

Individual Event

3. Introduction to business

Individual Event

Explore the National FBLA site www.fbla-pbl.org more if you wish, but now it is time to move on to the GEORGIA FBLA site. Click http://www.gafbla.org/fbla/ 9. Who is the STATE PRESIDENT of FBLA? Sara Beth Marchert 10. Let’s explore the CONFERENCES offered by Georgia FBLA this year. CLICK CONFERENCES at the top of the page and answer the following questions. 1. When and where is Fall Motivational Rally? When October 11, 2012 Where Georgia National Fair grounds, Perry 2. When and where is State Leadership Conference 2010? When March 15-16 Where Hyatt Regency Atlanta 3. When and where is National Leadership Conference? When November 9-10 Where Denver, Colorado


Student presentations


Student Presentations

Class

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Project

Legal Environment of Business-Fall 2012

Endangered Species

Legal Environment of Business-Fall 2012

Endangered Species


Weiss - Legal Environment of Business