Legal Environment of Business : BUS315 Graded Project:

Legal Environment of Business : BUS315 Graded Project: Case Brief Lesson 6 Overview In this graded project, you will have to do case briefing. Case briefing is important to every legal field. When you prepare this project you will get a good grasp and understanding on how to go about with the procedure and method of preparing a case brief. Here, you will be briefing the case found at the given link. Please click on it and make sure you follow it thoroughly. Also, to help you with this procedure, please make sure that you follow another link, which is provided here, for format required for case briefing. You must include the following five sections of the brief: Citation Facts Issue Decision Reason 6.1 Create a case brief by following the instructions and procedure Case Brief READING ASSIGNMENT Your project must be submitted as a Word document (.docx, .doc). Your project will be individually graded by your instructor and therefore may take up to five to seven days to grade. Be sure that each of your files contains the following information: Your name Your student ID number The exam number Your email address © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 6 : Page 1 To submit your graded project, follow these steps: Log in to your student portal. Click on Take Exam next to the lesson you’re working on. Find the exam number for your project at the top of the Project Upload page. Follow the instructions provided to complete your exam. Be sure to keep a backup copy of any files you submit to the school! Procedure Case briefing is important to virtually every legal field. You’ll brief the case found at https://public.courts.in.gov/Decisions/api/Document/Opinion? Id=4dZ4QTcCQIhzbrcSJw3Vwu9qG8IkRT4IPM4UeEY–zLDfUY_dycmW9xE0RhWEtnE0 (p ublic.courts.in.gov/Decisions/api/Document/Opinion?Id=4dZ4QTcCQIhzbrcSJw3Vwu9qG8Ik RT4IPM4UeEY–zLDfUY_dycmW9xE0RhWEtnE0) Make sure to follow the case briefing format found in the sample case briefing at https://images.template.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/08040451/Sample-CaseTemplate.pdf (images.template.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/08040451/Sample-Case-Te mplate.pdf) . Writing Guidelines Prepare your answers in well-organized paragraphs. 1. Type your submission, double-spaced, in a standard print font, size 12. Use a standard document format with one-inch margins. (Don’t use any fancy or cursive fonts.) Your paper should be written in Microsoft Word or a Word-compatible program. 2. Include the following information at the top of your submission: Name and address, student number, course title and number, and the project number. 3. Proofread your work carefully. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. Grading Criteria The following is a breakdown of how your project will be graded: © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 6 : Page 2 Excellent Good Proficient Needs Improvement The student provides a clear discussion of the assigned topic or issue; addresses the subject in complete sentences; supports his or her opinion by citing specific information from the text, assigned websites, and other sources; stays focused on the assigned issues; writes in his or her own words; and uses quotation marks to indicate direct quotations. The student provides a discussion of the assigned topic or issue; addresses the subject in complete sentences; supports his or her opinion by citing information from the text, assigned websites, and other sources; writes in his or her own words; and uses quotation marks to indicate direct quotations. The student provides a discussion of the assigned topic or issue; writes in his or her own words; and uses quotation marks to indicate direct quotations. The student does not provide a discussion of the assigned topic or issue, or is too disorganized and rambling; does not write in his or her own words. The student includes 1 of 3 elements The student includes an The student includes 2 of needed to introduction, analysis, and 3 elements needed to support his or conclusion supporting his or support his or her her positions; her positions; uses correct positions; uses mostly has errors with Written spelling, punctuation, correct grammar, spelling, grammar, Communication grammar, and sentence structure; punctuation, and sentence spelling, (25 Points) provides clear organization; structure; provides clear punctuation, and and makes sure the paper organization; and includes sentence contains no typographical less than 2 typographical structure; and errors. errors. includes less than 5 typographical errors. The student does not include any clear introduction, analysis, or conclusion; has many errors with grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure; and includes more than 5 typographical errors. Content (70 Points) Format (5 Points) The project is double-spaced and typed in size 12 font; uses the correct case brief format provided in the instructions; and includes the student’s name, address, student number, course title and number, and assignment number. © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. N/A N/A The project is incorrectly formatted using the wrong font and size; the case brief format is not used; or does not include the required student information. Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 6 : Page 3 Legal Environment of Business : BUS315 Graded Project: Research Memorandum Lesson 7 Overview To complete this project, you’ll prepare a written memorandum. The memo is addressed to your supervisor, a law partner in a small law firm. In the memorandum, you’ll describe which form of business organization you feel would be best for a new client. 7.1 Prepare a written memorandum by applying your knowledge and following the instructions Research Memorandum READING ASSIGNMENT Your project must be submitted as a Word document (.docx, .doc). Your project will be individually graded by your instructor and therefore may take up to five to seven days to grade. Be sure that each of your files contains the following information: Your name Your student ID number The exam number Your email address To submit your graded project, follow these steps: Log in to your student portal. Click on Take Exam next to the lesson you’re working on. Find the exam number for your project at the top of the Project Upload page. Follow the instructions provided to complete your exam. Be sure to keep a backup copy of any files you submit to the school! Procedure To complete this project, you’ll first do some research. Then, refer to your textbook for review; you’ll apply the principles of business organizations and employer-independent © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 7 : Page 1 contractor relationships. Use the information provided below to prepare your memorandum. Goal Your goal for this project is to complete a well-written memorandum to your supervisor which addresses two legal issues: 1. The appropriate form of business organization for your client 2. What’s required to make sure your client’s independent contractor agreement is viewed as a legally enforceable independent contractor agreement and not as an employment agreement. Remember not to use too much legalese in your memo. You’re writing to your supervisor, who has knowledge of the subject matter. However, you must completely explain what the law is for each type of business organization you’re considering, and the reasons you’ve selected one type of business organization as best for your client. The same complete explanation is required when discussing the issue of your client’s independent contractor agreement. The Project Memorandum You’ll respond to the memorandum received from your supervisor. To: Student From: Supervisor Re: New Client, Career Institute of America, Inc. (CIA) Date: December 6, 20— Facts We’ve just met a new client, the founder and CEO of Career Institute of America, Inc. (CIA). Although the business was formed a year ago as a nonprofit corporation, they’re not sure they’re happy being a nonprofit. © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 7 : Page 2 CIA is a classroom and online education organization that specializes in training students in the U.S. auto industry, one of this country’s largest industries. The client would like to retain most of the ownership and control of the company, since it is really his enterprise. He also has some concerns about the independent contractor agreement, which instructors must sign when they agree to work for the company. He wants to be sure they’re viewed as true independent contractors, and not construed as employees of the company. Note that most of the company’s income is from online training courses. You should also know that they received a U.S. Department of Labor retraining grant for the instruction they’re currently providing, a type of grant awarded only to nonprofit educational organizations. Since this was a one-time grant, they must now make their income from tuition for online courses and in the two small classrooms where they teach traditional courses. This is why they’re not necessarily opposed to changing their form of business from a nonprofit organization to a for-profit business. You should further know that the employment contract they provide to their instructors looks as if it was designed by an amateur and may not comply with the legal requirements for a valid independent contractor agreement. Research Assignment Research the two areas of law described below and prepare a memorandum addressing each area so the client can be properly advised on how to proceed. 1. First, determine the limitations of a nonprofit corporation in the state of Delaware, the state in which CIA was formed and is doing business. You should also review the law for nonprofit and for-profit corporations, as well as limited liability companies, to determine the best form of business for the client. Consult the listing of Delaware statutes on the Delaware state website at http://www.corp.delaware.gov/DElaw.shtml (www.corp.delaware.gov/DElaw.shtml) to assist you in your research. For more general information concerning nonprofit corporations, forprofit corporations, and limited liability companies, the following websites can assist you: http://www.law.cornell.edu (www.law.cornell.edu) http://www.freeadvice.com (www.freeadvice.com) © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 7 : Page 3 http://www.findlaw.com (www.findlaw.com) http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia (www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia) http://www.hg.org (www.hg.org) Combine this information with what you know about business organizations and what the client wants, so you can recommend the best form of business organization for CIA at this time. 2. The second issue concerns the contract signed by CIA instructors, who teach the programs and grade the students’ papers. Research employment and independent contractor agreements using the websites listed above or on search engines such as Google or Bing. Since the agreements will be signed by client’s instructors located in other states, we want to use the general law dealing with such agreements rather than state-specific. Be sure to identify each of the key elements necessary for the agreement to be viewed as an independent contractor agreement and not an employment agreement, as well as any other suggestions you might have for the client in connection with their instructor contracts. Here are some helpful hints: Remember that the project requires that you use the memo format provided and that you research both issues requested: the most appropriate form of business organization to meet the client’s needs and the requirements for an agent to be deemed an independent contractor and not an employee. First locate the law for each of the two issues. Next, analyze the information you found and apply it to the needs of the client. Both your research and your analysis should then be summarized and included in your memo. Writing Guidelines Prepare your answers in well-organized paragraphs, and use these writing guidelines: 1. Type your submission double-spaced, in a standard print font of size 12. Use a standard document format with one-inch margins. Don’t use any fancy or cursive fonts. 2. Include the following information at the top of your submission: Name and address, © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 7 : Page 4 student number, course title and number, and project number. 3. Read the assignment carefully, and address the issues suggested. 4. Be specific. Limit your submission to the topics raised. 5. Include a reference page that lists websites, journals, or any other references used in preparing the submission. Remember, if you use someone’s words or ideas, you must cite them directly in your memo. 6. Proofread your work carefully. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. For this project, please use the following format for your legal memorandum: To: From: Re: Date: Summary of Applicable Facts: Issues: Law: Analysis: Grading Criteria The following is a breakdown of how your project will be graded: Excellent © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. Good Proficient Needs Improvement Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 7 : Page 5 The student provides a clear discussion of the assigned topic or issue; addresses the subject in complete sentences; supports his or her opinion by citing Content specific information from the text, (70 Points) assigned websites, and other sources; stays focused on the assigned issues; writes in his or her own words; and uses quotation marks to indicate direct quotations. The student provides a discussion of the assigned topic or issue; addresses the subject in complete sentences; supports his or her opinion by citing information from the text, assigned websites, and other sources; writes in his or her own words; and uses quotation marks to indicate direct quotations. The student provides a discussion of the assigned topic or issue; writes in his or her own words; and uses quotation marks to indicate direct quotations. The student does not provide a discussion of the assigned topic or issue, or is too disorganized and rambling; does not write in his or her own words. The student includes 1 of 3 elements needed The student includes an The student includes 2 of 3 to support his or introduction, analysis, and elements needed to support her positions; has conclusion supporting his or her his or her positions; uses errors with Written positions; uses correct grammar, mostly correct grammar, grammar, Compunctuation, and spelling, punctuation, and spelling, munication spelling, structure; provides sentence structure; punctuation, and (25 Points) sentence clear organization; and makes provides clear organization; sentence sure the paper contains no and includes less than 2 structure; and typographical errors. typographical errors. includes less than 5 typographical errors. The student does not include any clear introduction, analysis, or conclusion; has many errors with grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure; and includes more than 5 typographical errors. Format (5 Points) The project is double-spaced and typed in size 12 font; uses the correct memorandum format provided in the instructions; and N/A includes the student’s name, address, student number, course title and number, and assignment number. © 2021 Penn Foster Inc. N/A The project is incorrectly formatted using the wrong font and size; the memorandum format is not used; or does not include the required student information. Legal Environment of Business (v2) : Lesson 7 : Page 6
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