Legal Information for U.S. Organizations (Businesses and Nonprofits)

Sections of this topic

    Legal Information for U.S. Organizations (Businesses and Nonprofits)

    Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD

    Sections of This Topic Include

    Overview – Basics (below)

    The following links are to other pages in the Library.

    Advertising
    / Marketing Laws (“truth in advertising”, etc.)

    Business
    Contracts

    Employee
    Law (major topics and laws, employee contracts, at-will, non-compete,
    etc.)

    Federal
    Charter Documents – U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

    General Counsel Role
    General
    Resources (sites with multiple areas of legal information)

    Lawyers
    (getting, using, power of attorney, etc.)

    Libraries,
    Directories and Other References

    Nonprofit-Specific
    Legal Information (NOTE: most other topics apply to nonprofits,
    too)

    Intellectual
    Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights)

    Enterprise
    Law (starting organizations, legal forms of organizations, etc.)

    Federal
    Laws

    State
    Laws

    Telecommunications
    Laws

    Complete List of Email Retention Laws: Federal, State and Industry

    Also consider
    Related Library Topics

    Overview of Business Law

    Business law encompasses a wide range of topics. Wikipedia lists many of them
    its definition of business law:

    Business law consists of many different areas taught in law school and business
    school curricula, including: Contracts, the law of Corporations and other
    Business Organizations, Securities Law, Intellectual Property, Antitrust,
    Secured Transactions, Commercial Paper, Income Tax, Pensions & Benefits,
    Trusts & Estates, Immigration Law, Labor Law, Employment Law and Bankruptcy.
    It is a branch of law that examines topics that impact the operation of a
    business.

    The above links are to resources that cover most of the topics listed by Wikipedia.

    Also consider

    Business Law – American
    Bar Association

    What is Business Law
    – Definition and Overview

    Wikiversity

    None of the information in these business law topics should be interpreted
    as legal advice. They are for reference purposes only.

     


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