Business Law for Accountants Self-Study Webinar (11 Hours)


Business law has changed dramatically in recent years. Are you still up to speed? Accountants need a current working knowledge of key business law concepts to spot potential problems and avoid legal land mines. Providing a refresher and update of the most common legal issues you’re likely to confront, this self-study webinar:

  • Covers selected legal matters related to everyday business encounters
  • Updates you on recent developments in employment law
  • Explains laws and issues in plain English
  • Examines business and personal liability issues that can trap the unwary

To provide the accountant a refresher on legal issues frequently encountered by businesses. You’ll be equipped to identify and resolve issues before they become expensive problems in such areas as employment, contract law, tort liability and bankruptcy. All concepts are clearly explained from a business standpoint.

  • Court system and litigation process
  • Employment law
    – How to protect your company and yourself
    – Federal and state discrimination laws
    – Employment at-will
    – Employment-related immigration issues
  • Employee-independent contractor and exempt/nonexempt issues
  • Contract law, including contract interpretation and governing law issues
  • Bankruptcy law from a creditor's perspective
  • Tort liability, including negligence, defamation and wrongful termination

Identify the earliest behavior of mankind prior to the development of modern legal concepts

Identify the overriding theme of modern law

Identify the characteristics of localized law

Recognize the monetary threshold for federal jurisdiction where there is diverse citizenship

Recognize the circumstances necessary for injunctive relief

Recognize the differences between procedural law and substantive law

Identify those entities authorized to create administrative law

Identify the requirements for court standing

Identify the significance of the Supremacy Clause

Identify the terminology of federal, state, or local administrative agency rulemaking

Recognize authorized sources of law

Recognize the jurisdictional boundaries of the federal court system

Recognize the separate divisions of power branches incorporated into the US legal system

Recognize the characteristics of administrative laws

Identify the courts found within the federal court system

Identify the term used to describe the locale for which a legal action will take place

Identify the term used to identify the entity which initiates a lawsuit

Recognize the context of the legal discovery process

Recognize the types of court actions typically involving a jury

Recognize the terminology associated with a reference to the burden of proof

Recognize the level of discretion the Supreme Court has in hearing a lower court appeal

Identify the degree to which an individual will be bound by mediation or arbitration

Identify the characteristics of an administrative agency

Identify the requirements for appealing an administrative agency finding

Identify the characteristics of the required contractual element of capacity

Identify the characteristics of the required contractual element of mutual agreement

Recognize the basic intention of a court’s contract interpretation

Recognize examples of an implied contract

Recognize examples of an express contract

Recognize the requirements of a valid contract

Identify those offers that may be revoked

Identify the characteristics of a valid acceptance of an offer

Identify the alternatives available to a contractually defrauded party

Identify those relationships likely to have the potential for undue influence in the context of contract law

Recognize the categories of individuals with the legal inability to reach an agreement

Recognize transactions that fall under the statute of frauds

Recognize the circumstances of a contractual breach

Recognize the circumstances of anticipatory breach

Identify the essential elements of a plaintiff’s case in a contract action

Identify the term for compensation received to an injured party recoverable in tort cases as punishment for malicious conduct

Identify the characteristics of a negotiable instrument

Identify the different types of negotiable instruments

Identify the different types of valid endorsements of negotiable instruments

Identify the rights of a holder in due course

Identify the real and personal defenses to the enforcement of a negotiable instrument

Recognize the term used to describe a legal relationship whereby one person acts for another

Recognize the different categories of agencies created by a power of attorney

Recognize the legal duties between a principle and agent




No advance preparation required.

Level of Knowledge: 


CPE Credit: 
NASBA Field of Study: 
Business Law