HOSP 140 Hospitality Law

This course provides students with a basic understanding of legal issues the hospitality industry faces on a daily basis. The course is designed to alert hotel and restaurant operators to a number of potential legal problems and pitfalls. This is not a course designed to make you a lawyer, but give you the skills to know when to hire a lawyer.

Credits

3 Credits

HOSP 140Hospitality Law

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Business

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course provides students with a basic understanding of legal issues the hospitality industry faces on a daily basis. The course is designed to alert hotel and restaurant operators to a number of potential legal problems and pitfalls. This is not a course designed to make you a lawyer, but give you the skills to know when to hire a lawyer.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Describe the development of rules regarding the rights and liabilities of innkeepers under the common law system. B. Explain the hotelkeeper’s laws of tort and negligence. C. Discuss hospitality contracts (verbal/written). D. Describe legal issues involving hotel guest relationships, travel and tourism, internet, food and beverage operations, alcohol, public safety and ADA requirements. E. Categorize telephone service-resale rights. F. Discuss the legal issues with the hotel and their employees (including the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). G. Discuss the National Labor Relations Act, use of lie detectors, insurances and taxes, licensing and regulations. H. Summarize antitrust laws and hotels. I. Summarize franchising. J. Discuss the impact of Terrorism on the hotel industry.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Common Law B. Law of contracts C. Laws of Torts and Negligence D. Duty to receive and refuse guests E. Reservations and contracts F. Guest’s right to privacy G. Evicting guests, tenants, leasing, and restaurant patrons H. American with Disabilities Act and public accommodations I. The hotel’s duty to protect guests. J. Hotel’s liability to guest property, loss of property, safekeeping facilities and frauds committed against hotels and or guests. K. Deceased Guests L. Food and beverage operations in hotels M. Laws regarding the sale of alcohol. N. Wage and hour laws relating to hotel employees, the Family and Medical Leave Act and laws against discrimination in employment. O. Copy right laws P. Taxes and Insurance Q. Franchising R. Fire safety, legal issues involving the internet, antitrust laws and warranties and product liability. S. Terrorism and hospitality

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Chapter homework and case studies with each chapter 1-40 Read 10 articles from hospitality lawyer.com and report to class.

Required Exams

Chapter tests Final exam with certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Association

Required Text

Understanding Hospitality Law. Jefferies and Brown. 5th edition.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Chapter homework and case studies with each chapter 1-40 Read 10 articles from hospitality lawyer.com and report to class. Chapter tests Final exam with certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Association