It governs how a business is run, and if any violations are made, the owners or directors of the business is deemed legally liable. There are legal punishments in the form of corporate revocations and fines for violations (Halbert & Ingulli, 1990). The two terms “business law” and “ethics” are not similar though they are linked to the business environment. The public scrutinizes a business that is not running ethically, and there is a normally tough analysis of the legitimacy of their actions. Halbert and Ingulli (1990) state that although business laws ensure that a company is run in a legal manner, the ethics of a business regularly establish whether the business is surpassing the limits set upon by law if not breaking them unintentionally. For example if a business that deals in the mining of fluorine dumps its wastes in the rivers the action may be legal. However, the action may be unethical if the activity is done wrongly.
According to Armentano (1996), antitrust and monopoly are other business terms that go hand in hand with each other. Antitrust law is a set of rules that prohibit the unfair business practices. Monopoly is the business practice that involves a few businesses being the suppliers of products in a huge market. The antitrust laws are set up to promote competition in the market. Certain business practices are deemed illegal if they impair business practices and affect the consumers in any way. Armentano (1996) affirmed that, illegal practices are viewed to be unethical in the business environment as they lead to market and business failure. Practices that lead to unethical activities in the business world are considered illegal according to the antitrust law. Monopoly is the act of a single entity controlling the market price of a certain commodity (Armentano, 1996). Monopoly is brought about by lack of competition in the market; one or few companies dominate the business industry. The few