Business Law

This project relates to the following course outcomes:

  • recommend appropriate actions in the business environment based on an understanding of sources of law, substantive legal concepts, legal process and procedure, and available remedies
  • analyze contractual rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies in the business environment
  • analyze tort rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies in the business environment 

Background:

The owners of Viral Clean (Conner, Denise, Larisa, and Sam) are responsible for different aspects of the business.  Each aspect has a legal implication.  Please prepare a report that discusses the law for each aspect.  For each aspect, the report must address the following:

  • Identify the aspect that is central to each of the four scenarios and explain the relevant area of the law.  
  • As a general matter, explain why understanding the area of the law helps Clean.
  • Identify Cleans rights and liabilities in the area of the law and make specific recommendations of how Clean can minimize its liabilities.

Conner:    

Conner is responsible for purchasing PPE and cleaning supplies from EPI.  Although Conner is a Clean owner, he also operates his own separate company.   His company sells outerwear and athletic clothing online.  While running his company, he had several instances where the manufacturer did not deliver the correct product to his company.  He also had cases where the clothing did not meet the contract specifications.  As a result, his company had shipping delays to the customers, and his company also shipped the wrong product to its customers.

Conner wants to avoid this situation for Clean.  However, if this should happen to Clean, Conner wants to understand Clean’s rights as a purchaser from EPI and its liabilities as a reseller to customers.  Please address the law to help Conner understand Cleans rights and liabilities.

Denise:  

Denise is responsible for human resources, risk-avoidance, and insurance for Clean.  Denise is preparing a workers handbook for Clean.  The handbooks relevant sections cover workers’ safety and job-related injuries to workers and Cleans customers.  Clean workers include employees and independent contractors.

Please address the law to help Denise prepare the relevant sections of the workers handbook.

Larisa:   

Larisa is responsible for executive talent acquisition.  Clean will retain the executives using three-year employment agreements.  Larisa wants to ensure that the employment agreements are valid and enforceable.

Larisa does not know what is required to ensure that the employment agreements are valid and enforceable.  Please address the law that will assist Larisa.

Sam:  

Sam is responsible for government compliance and product development.  Sam ensures that all PPE and cleaning solutions meet the Center for Disease Controls guidelines.  Sam also monitors the laws in the states where Cleans PPE and cleaning solution are sold.  He ensures that the states are not planning to ban any of the cleaning solutions ingredients.

Please address the law that will assist Sam when states plan to ban the cleaning solutions ingredients.

Instructions

There will be 1 single report with subheadings for each Clean employee; Conner, Denise, Larisa. and Sam. Each subheading should include the following:

  • Identify the aspect that is central to each of the four scenarios and explain the relevant area of the law. 
  • As a general matter, explain why understanding the area of the law helps Clean.
  • Identify Cleans rights and liabilities in the area of the law and make specific recommendations of how Clean can minimize its liabilities.

 

Format

Report

TO:  Winnie James, Ralph Anders

FROM: (your name)

RE:      Clean risks and liabilities

 

A brief introduction of the purpose of the report

A.  Conner

(1)

(2)

(3)

B.  Denise

(1)

(2)

(3)

C. Larisa

(1)

(2)

(3)

D.  Sam

(1)

(2)

(3)