Functions and Roles of Law in Business and Society
Functions and roles of law in business and society
The governance of business through state and federal laws is a very complex system. Many laws, statutes, and regulations are in place to protect the consumer and the business. These laws stem from city ordinances in local municipalities to Congress’s broad commerce powers that have the final say. Each of these laws and regulations have specific roles and are designed to function in certain ways.
The regulation of interstate commerce is governed by Congress’s Commerce Clause. This clause is designed to give the unrivaled power to Congress to ...view middle of the document...
32). In society, the commerce powers of Congress act to keep good order and balance to business in society. In history, there have been many other instances where the broad power of Congress’s commerce laws were used. In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was created and Congress used its commerce power to ban discrimination in places of public accommodation such as restaurants and hotels. In the case of Heart of Atlanta Motel v. U.S., the US Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a valid application of the commerce law (Melvin, p. 34-35, 2011).
Functions and roles in current job
There are many examples of the functions and roles of business law in my current job. At Carmax, we deal with interstate and intrastate commerce every day. The shipment of vehicles all over our 136 stores is a constant part of our business. This is strictly governed by federal regulations, from how many hours a driver can drive nonstop to how much weight a driver can carry, and everything in between. We also deal with North Carolina state inspections, and this alone is a bear in itself. There is strict governance of state inspection through the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The slightest misstep...