Whether you are an entrepreneur, an employee or a business major in college, you will encounter various aspects of commercial law in your daily life. Commercial law is one of the most important things that every businessman out there needs to know about, and it constantly changes. Consequently, you are going to read some business law books to keep yourself updated.
Theories can be boring, especially if reading through dozens of business cases is not your idea of a good time. C. E. Bagly and C. E. Dauchy’s The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law may just be the perfect book for you. It is very easy to read, especially for those that do not have any prior knowledge about the topic. This book is good to start with so that you can understand all about business law. For some people, it may be the only book they need.
R. A. Mann and B. S. Roberts’s Smith and Roberson’s Business Law is more appropriate for academic purposes. If you are a college student who wants to gain a strong understanding of this subject, then this is the book for you. The good thing about this book is that it is regularly updated. It’s the perfect book for law students or students who are taking business law classes. Another book that is suitable for college students is Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text and Exercises by R. L. Miller and W. E. Hollowel. The book is clearly written and is very concise; it uses the least complicated ways possible to explain a very complex topic. This will be the right book for those who have been facing difficulties in understanding most of the ideas that are written in thick, complicated textbooks. Continue reading
As a student is deciding their major, they choose one that will either help them excel or one that will help them change the world. In order to pursue both of these options, a law degree would be crucial. Law is the basis of society, and without it, chaos and disarray would ensue. In addition, law can lead to a multitude of other professions, such as government. Finally, a law major can ultimately help someone change the world for the better.
Order is made possible through the law, and without order society will crumble. With the study of law, students are exposed to the reasoning behind law and why it is so important to our world. It helps us develop our standards of living and ultimately shape what we, as people, will and will not tolerate. In addition, the law helps us to define in everyday terms what would be “right” and “wrong”. Law is an essential component in understanding why our world operates the way it does.
Law is the gateway to a plethora of other professions because in order to even receive a law degree, one must learn to think critically. Once you are proficient in this ability, then any occupation will be in your grasp. A perfect example of this would be a politician; politicians have to know and understand the law in order to make affective decisions to change said laws. Another skill that a law degree will help you hone is your speaking ability. To be able to stand and orate in front of people is a valuable asset that a law degree can help you obtain, and careers such as public speaking and business utilize this skill daily. With a law degree, almost any career can be accessible to you. Continue reading
Employment law came about due to the demands of workers to have better working conditions and to have the right to organize. Alternately, employers wanted to restrict the powers of workers in order to keep labor costs low.
Employers’ costs can increase when workers organize to win higher wages. Also, laws imposing costly requirements such as health and safety or equal opportunity conditions will dramatically increase their costs.
The state of employment law at any one time is therefore both the product of, and a component of, struggles between the employer and employee.
The contract of employment is the most basic feature of common employment law. This governs the employee and employer relationship in order to facilitate a fluid labor market. When an employee is hired, the essential terms are given to the employee. These must specify in concrete terms the hours to be worked, the term of wages, holiday rights, notice in the event of dismissal, job description and so on. Continue reading
Contracts are agreements between parties that the backed by the law and therefore can be enforced through the courts. The term ‘agreement’ necessarily means that the parties thereto agree to the arrangement mentioned therein. Not only should the consent of the parties be present but it is also essential to ensure that such consent is qualified by free will of the party. The consent which is given by free will is known as ‘Free Consent’ and is one of the essential elements to exist for the contract to be enforceable. The contract is either void or voidable if it is devoid of free consent.
According to the Dubai Law of Contract, 1971 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the law’) consent is said to be free only when the following factors are absent:
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Immigration law clinics help immigrants obtain citizenship, and give assistance with other immigration matters.
While it cannot be denied that and immigrants have been crucial to the growth of United States, they have also been a constant source of conflict. The year 2009 saw that there were about 11.1 million immigrants who were in the United States illegally. Politicians have long stated the need for reform in Federal Law, but none have come up with a substantial bill to tackle the problem of effectively. Many immigrants get confused with the strict laws, and need help with immigration procedures.
Issues related to immigration and nationality are taken care of by the US Department of Homeland Security or the DHS that enforces immigration laws, processes immigration applications and petitions for legal status. The Department facilitates helps people obtain citizenship, while it cracks down on illegal immigrants. The Department ensures that people cutting in line are kept at bay and don’t gain advantage over the expense of those taking the legal routes to immigration. Continue reading
Until a few years ago, the subject of elder law was something of a misnomer. Legislators didn’t recognize the need for legislation protecting seniors, which meant that elder law lawyers relied upon often less relevant statutes to help their clients. During this time, senior abuse and other unique problems were rampant and often went unpunished. Today, a litigation lawyer has many more options to help a client who has been the victim of abuse, neglect, or fraud. Although the specifics are constantly changing, understanding the broad subject will help you, whether it’s on behalf of an aging individual or for your own education and protection.
Longer Lifespan, New Legal Questions
The problem of aging is a relatively new one for our society. Many of the characteristic health and well-being problems that are associated with today’s seniors were unknown even 50 years ago. As health care improved, people began living longer, and the gap between the oldest in the population and the youngest became increasingly wide. Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other problems of impaired judgment and functioning began to appear. Care facilities began to pop up, and with them came a host of opportunities for new forms of neglect. Continue reading
What is the one thing that every single person on Earth is doing right this second? Aging. It may be a cliché, but it’s true that every single one of us is growing older, and there is not a thing we can do to change that. What we can do, however, is make sure that our rights are protected in the event that we become unable to care for ourselves in our old age.
The field of elder law makes specific provisions for protecting the interests of seniors who have become incapacitated. There are several methods of going about this, but many of them involve some type of guardianship.
Conservatorship And Elder Law
Guardianship for elders, also called conservatorship, is not the same as it is for children. Filing a petition for conservatorship is a serious matter, and it’s best to consult with an expert in elder law before starting the process.
It is important to determine at the beginning of the process what kind of conservatorship is required. Full guardianship means that the guardian, or appointee, would have full control over the ward’s life, including making financial and medical decisions. If this is not necessary, there are several varieties of limited guardianship, including medical, financial, or co-guardianship, when the conservator shares that duty with another capable adult. Another possibility is temporary guardianship, which is meant to provide for short-term care in the event of an illness or other brief incapacitation. Continue reading
Due to the fact that we must protect the elderly in care centers, convalescent homes, hospices, and while under supervision with in-home care we have many laws in place to help the elderly. These laws, rules, regulations, and licenses protect the elderly from abuse, which is far too common. Unfortunately, many of these laws require only a nurse to administer certain things to the elderly. Any violation can mean a facilities license will be pulled. All this makes sense on the surface.
However, there are many cases where this is causing a rapid rise in costs for elder care due to these laws. Meaning many folks cannot afford the care and run through all their life’s savings, until they become dependent on the State to care for them; that means at the taxpayer’s expense. Run-away costs, regulations, and bureaucracy is effecting the availability of services. Thus, due to supply and demand this raises the prices of care to an insane cost.
That combined with law suits, fines and litigation is another double whammy and shock to the escalating costs of elder care due to the myriad of elder laws. In some cases, senior assisted living homes must have nurses on staff and available at all times to prevent breaking the law. Remember there is a severe shortages of nurses in the US and with 70 million baby boomers reaching that ripe old age, this problem will become worse. Continue reading
Elder law lawyers can help with a number of situations that have to do with caring for seniors and their families. If you’re unsure what elder attorneys can do for you, consider these four common situations. This is by no means a comprehensive list however, so it’s a good idea to consult a lawyer if you have further questions.
Elder Law Lawyers Can Help Plan For Long-Term Care
Long-term care is expensive and many families don’t have the means to pay for it entirely by themselves. Talking with elder attorneys to formulate a plan before it’s needed is an excellent idea for any family. A lawyer who practices in elder care law knows how to legally transfer assets to help someone qualify for Medicaid and how to preserve assets to protect spouses and provide them with money to live on. A long-term care facility can cost anywhere from $100-$500 a day, which works out to be nearly $40,000 to well over $150,000 a year. Even wealthy families can have problems affording this type of ongoing medical treatment and this is where an attorney can help.
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While I would be tempted to suggest that you buy your law books from the local bookstore, the kind of deals that can be had online can’t be matched by most physical sellers.
Let’s face it: text books are expensive, and law books even more so. In fact, the increasing cost of text books is the reason for the mushrooming of online text book sellers that sell books at much cheaper rates than stores like Barnes & Noble or your local University store.
An obvious place to start off your search is Amazon. The online retail giant is virtually synonymous with books, and I’ve yet to come across a book that wasn’t available at Amazon. With their recent emphasis on used books, you can usually find a pretty good deal if you search hard enough. Continue reading
Fewer and fewer attorneys have law books behind them in their offices anymore, and this is because everything is on a CD-ROM, or on the computer the law books are no longer needed, as they are updated electronically along with all the new case law very quickly.
Thus, old sets of law books are only for show these days. And a real attorney that is really busy needs the space, so those law books have to go. Who wants them? The answer is probably nobody so they either have to burn them, or recycle them preferably.
Recently, I noted that a law office brought all their law-books in an SUV to a local thrift store. This thrift store denied the donation, telling the lawyers, or the paralegals that were driving the SUV, that had brought them, that they didn’t feel that they had the buyers anyway. After all, if this law firm is getting rid of the law-books and they are only good to someone who practices law then chances are there is no one left who could possibly want them. In the electronic age this will be the last decade of law-books. Continue reading
If we desire to progress to the status of an advanced and mature society of post-industrialization; if we aspire for a society in which freedom, equalities and individualism prevail; if we wish a society in which there is neither poor nor too rich; where individuals are left to live a full life with full freedom to establish, develop, or terminate relationships among themselves; where the life is open, free and non-hypocritical, then we should focus our attention on the structure and operation of the family unit. All the evils and goods of a society find their origin in the family unit. Irrationalism, emotionalism, racism, sexism, conservatism, liberalism, selfishness, corruption, deceitfulness, militancy, honesty, tenderness, materialism, spiritualism, etc., are all crystallized as the basic components of the individual’s personality during the early years of childhood within the family. If the family structure is democratic, where the basic rights and freedoms are cherished, where the concept of equality prevails and honesty and dignity are highly valued; then we can expect the human products of such a family unit, when they enter the social organizations, to sustain, cherish, promote and defend these values.
Previous studies show that hypocrisy dominates the life of most families in our society and the overall structure and function of the family unit is far behind the standards and qualifications required for the family in a society which has passed the stage of industrialization- namely, a society in which non materialistic values prevail over the materialistic ones.
Looking upon the state laws concerned with family relations we notice that in most parts they have become utterly outdated and unsuited to the type of society into which we should be progressing. These laws are significantly responsible for keeping dormant the progress of the family unit and thus causing our socio-cultural and political backwardness amidst our advanced technological and economic status. Continue reading
One Saturday afternoon I brought my 17-year old nephew to my solicitor’s office. We were attending a wedding dinner that night. I ushered him into my chamber, and he found himself surrounded by voluminous law books, law periodicals and law reports. He cast an amazed look at the amount of papers piling up on my desk – all requiring my urgent and immediate attention. I also had several large cards laying haphazardly on the desk – wedding invitations.
My nephew, who was interested in a career in law, took a book titled ‘Family Law’ and began reading it. Meanwhile I continued my work of drafting a statement of defence to a plaintiff’s statement of claim, preparing an affidavit in reply at the same time. I also looked at some files of divorce cases which were scheduled for hearing at the High Court next month.
After reading for about 20 minutes or so, my nephew stood up and posed me a question: “Uncle, is there a relationship between whom one invites to his wedding and the law?” Continue reading
Many young professionals looking to advance in their career often find themselves asking the same question – is it worth it to get a business or law degree? This article will discuss a way to get your business or law degree quickly and easily – by getting a business and law degree online.
William Howard Taft University has offered students business and law degrees online for more than 20 years now. Students who choose to take up business or law have the advantage of selecting from a variety of tracks to help them expand their knowledge even further.
In William Howard Taft University, you can mix and match your education to how you see fit. For example, some students may choose to get a Juris Doctor degree while taking the Attorney track or Executive track. Alternately, students who want to be come accountants with an exposure to law may opt to take a Master of Laws in Taxation.
However, the most sought after degree in William Howard Taft is its business and law degree online. People who are considering getting an MBA usually choose to take this course. There are three types of MBA offered. You may choose to focus on entrepreneurship and small business, health care administration, or professional practice management. Continue reading