You can improve your value to your organization and serve your organization better by recognizing some of the legal issues that work organizations face on a regular basis. For non-lawyers in a variety of work environments, you will find out what you should know, and when to consult a lawyer. After completing this course, you will better understand legal issues in the workplace, know when your organization needs to consult a lawyer, and have the knowledge to better serve your organization and work with lawyers.
Understanding Legal Documents
-Common legal terms
-Why lawyers write the way they do
-Overview of regulations and how to find them
-Contracts, when they generally happen
Do I need a lawyer?
-What types of things can I handle myself?
-Copyrights, business formations, claims
-Non-lawyer document preparation
-Lawyer fee structures
-What's in a name? Copyright and trademark issues
-Trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements
-Covenants to not compete
When Mistakes Happen
-What kind of exposure am I looking at?
-Criminal laws, personal injury
-Product liability an copyright infringement
-What to expect in a courtroom