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Employer - Employee Law Course


Employer - Employee Law
Employer - Employee Law

Learn more about the law of agency, in particular principal-agency relationships in the business world.


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Course Description

In commercial law, the law of agency is a very important concept to understand as it deals with contractual, quasi-contractual and non-contractual relationships. This usually involves a person, called the agent, who can act on behalf of another person, called the principal, to form a legal relationship with third parties.


In this free online law of agency course, you will learn about the relationship between the agent and principal and how the principal gives authority to the agent to act on their behalf. You will gain a better understanding of the three types of authority a principal can give to an agent - actual authority, apparent authority and ratified authority.


You will also learn about agent obligations to a principal and the limits of agent authority. The course also reviews who is agent for a business or corporation and what the duties of the Board of Directors and Officers in a business or corporation are.


This course will benefit entrepreneurs and business professionals who would like to learn more about the legalities behind the law of agency and what the duties of particular individuals in a business or corporation are regarding this law.

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To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes:
- Understand the meaning of law of agency;
- Understand the relationship between the agent and principal;
- Understand the three types of authority a principal can give to an agent;
- Learn about agent obligations to a principal and the limits of agent authority.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 64 votes
Course Title: Employer - Employee Law
Course #: 497
Course Publisher: Christine Williams
Course Category: 6
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Course Description:

In commercial law, the law of agency is a very important concept to understand as it deals with contractual, quasi-contractual and non-contractual relationships. This usually involves a person, called the agent, who can act on behalf of another person, called the principal, to form a legal relationship with third parties.


In this free online law of agency course, you will learn about the relationship between the agent and principal and how the principal gives authority to the agent to act on their behalf. You will gain a better understanding of the three types of authority a principal can give to an agent - actual authority, apparent authority and ratified authority.


You will also learn about agent obligations to a principal and the limits of agent authority. The course also reviews who is agent for a business or corporation and what the duties of the Board of Directors and Officers in a business or corporation are.


This course will benefit entrepreneurs and business professionals who would like to learn more about the legalities behind the law of agency and what the duties of particular individuals in a business or corporation are regarding this law.

License: Not for download or distribution.
Release Date: 12 July 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Delano Fraser
    Delano Fraser Jamaica I am trying to complete the coarse but wont allow me. did the test several times and pass. over 80% 2016-03-07 22:03:56
  • Adrienne Mondino
    Adrienne Mondino United States of America This course was filled with new important information and presented in such a way that it made it really stick in my mind. Very well done lessons. I like the cookie lessons approach to this subject. 2016-01-30 23:01:03
  • Yehia Aly
    Yehia Aly United States of America Great courser. Highly recommended for business starters. 2016-01-15 18:01:09
  • Constance Newman
    Constance Newman United States of America As an employer we all have rights and responsibly to employees, clients, and colleagues both in Public and Private sectors. We must assume responsibly for action in our society. This is our duties and citizenship of our country. This course open my eyes to viewed very important fact to someday own my own business someday. Thanks Alison for training me . 2015-12-24 18:12:49
  • Anroux Janse Van Vuuren
    Anroux Janse Van Vuuren South Africa This is a good course to start off with for those who are only learning now about employee law 2015-12-08 11:12:18
  • Carla D Smith
    Carla D Smith United States of America I love learning the law and this allows me to do so with the constraints of my family budget. 2015-09-28 05:09:23
  • James  Smith
    James Smith United States of America Loved it. Clear and concise. 2015-09-17 01:09:35
  • Deborah Pearson
    Deborah Pearson United Kingdom Great course highly recommend 2015-09-14 18:09:31
  • Olufemi Otusanya
    Olufemi Otusanya Nigeria The course is very interesting, I love it. 2015-09-11 12:09:57
  • Ayoola Iwayemi
    Ayoola Iwayemi Nigeria This is an eye opener. Nice, short and precise 2015-09-03 14:09:54
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