Business Law for Managers

Did you know that you have legal responsibilities as a manager? Even if you work with a corporation, you can still be held personally liable for certain legal violations. While you don't need to possess a deep understanding of the law to succeed as a manager, familiarizing yourself with current business laws can help you avoid sticky situations. In this course, learn what you need to know about US business and intellectual property law as a manager working within a business setting. Legal expert Jo-Ná Williams discusses how to protect yourself and your company—and know when to bring in the legal eagles. Learn the difference between copyright, trademark, and patent law; what constitutes wrongful discrimination and termination; the differences between business law and business ethics; and more.

Topics include:

  • Basics of employment law

  • Torts and the court system

  • Recognizing and mitigating risks

  • When to bring in a legal professional

  • What to do when facing an ethical dilemma

  • Protecting your company and yourself from liability

  • What constitutes wrongful discharge, harassment, and discrimination

  • The corporate veil and your role as manager


Secure Your Empire: The Entrepreneur Legal Kickstart Course

While it’s really exciting to start a business, there are also many legal aspects that you need to be aware of before you go off into the sunset as a newly-minted entrepreneur. In this course I will teach you exactly what you need to set up a legal foundation for your new or existing business and how to secure your empire every step of the way.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to set up your business so you can keep more money in the back and pay less in unnecessary tax obligations. You’ll be 100% clear.

  • The contracts you need to get your business off the ground, keep you on the right side of the law and what’s imperative in each one.

  • The most important contracts you need for your employees, contractors and what should be contained in each.

  • Why registering a trademark may be a waste of money and what to do to protect your intellectual property instead.

  • How to keep your website or blog from being shut down and how you can prevent other common legal Internet disasters.