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      Understanding Hospitality Law

      Understanding Hospitality Law

      Fifth Edition

      00391CIN05ENGE

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      This comprehensive textbook introduces students to the many legal issues that hotel operations face daily. The fifth edition revises the text to update and clarify the basic legal principles that govern the hospitality industry. New material includes "drive by" ADA lawsuits, admitting minors to hotels, overbooking, group contracts, tip compliance agreements with the IRS, and the power of law enforcement to obtain guest records.

      The book addresses changes in major legislation, including the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and immigration laws. A new chapter explains the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act and related legislation on the hotel industry.

      Authors: Jack P. Jefferies, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., Special Consultant, McDermott, Will & Emery and Banks Brown, J.D., McDermott, Will & Emery
      ©2010, 40 chapters, Softbound
      ISBN 978-0-86612-345-7

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      Table of Contents

      Chapter: 1 The Common Law Basis for Laws Governing the Hotelkeeper
      Chapter: 2 The Hotelkeeper and the Law of Contracts
      Chapter: 3 The Hotelkeeper and the Laws of Torts and Negligence
      Chapter: 4 The Hotel's Duty to Receive Guest and Its Right to Refuse Guests
      Chapter: 5 Guest Reservations
      Chapter: 6 Convention and Group Contracts with the Hotel
      Chapter: 7 The Guest's Right to Privacy
      Chapter: 8 The Hotel's Right to Evict a Guest, Tenant, Restaurant Patron, or Others
      Chapter: 9 Americans with Disabilities Act - Public Accommodations
      Chapter: 10 The Hotel's Duty to Protect Guests
      Chapter: 11 The Hotel's Liability Regarding Guests' Property
      Chapter: 12 The Hotel's Liability for Loss of Property of Persons Other than Guests
      Chapter: 13 Safekeeping Facilities
      Chapter: 14 Fraud Committed Against Hotels and Crimes of Trespass
      Chapter: 15 Deceased Guests
      Chapter: 16 General Laws Regarding Food
      Chapter: 17 Other Laws Relating to Food Service
      Chapter: 18 State Laws Relating to Alcoholic Beverages
      Chapter: 19 Wage and Hours Laws Applicable to Hotel Employees
      Chapter: 20 The Family and Medical Leave Act
      Chapter: 21 Laws Against Discrimination in Employment
      Chapter: 22 Use of Lie Detector Tests by Hotel Management
      Chapter: 23 National Labor Relations Act
      Chapter: 24 Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
      Chapter: 25 Federal Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers' Compensation
      Chapter: 26 Federal Income Tax: Withholding and Reporting Requirements
      Chapter: 27 Maintenance of Guest Registers
      Chapter: 28 Consumer Protection Laws Affecting Hotels
      Chapter: 29 Public Health and Safety Requirements
      Chapter: 30 Occupational Safety and Health Act
      Chapter: 31 Licensing and Regulation of Hotels by Cities, Towns, and Villages
      Chapter: 32 Telephone Service and Resale Rights
      Chapter: 33 Copyright Laws for Music, Television, Video, and Movies
      Chapter: 34 Fire Safety Laws
      Chapter: 35 Taxes
      Chapter: 36 Warranties and Product Liability
      Chapter: 37 Antitrust Laws and Hotels
      Chapter: 38 Understanding Franchising
      Chapter: 39 Legal Issues Involving the Internet
      Chapter: 40 The Impact of Terrorism on Laws Governing Hotels
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      Syllabus

      Prerequisites: None

      Course Description: Provides an awareness of the rights and responsibilities that the law grants to or imposes upon a hotelkeeper, and illustrates the possible consequences of failure to satisfy legal obligations.

      Objectives: At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

      1. Describe the development of rules regarding the rights and liabilities of innkeepers under the common law system, as well as the ways in which contract law, tort law, and negligence law affect the hotelkeeper.
      2. Describe a hotel's duty under the common law to receive guests and the circumstances under which it can refuse to accommodate potential guests or can evict guests or others.
      3. Explain a guest's right to privacy and a hotel's affirmative duty not to allow unregistered and unauthorized third parties access to guestrooms.
      4. State the purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and briefly describe how Title III of the Act affects lodging and food service establishments.
      5. Describe the hotel's obligation to protect its guests.
      6. Identify the steps a hotel must take to limit its liability for loss of guest valuables.
      7. Describe the procedures a hotel must follow if a guest dies while at the hotel.
      8. Identify the general restrictions typically placed by states on food service operations and on operations licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption.
      9. Identify which employers are subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and which employees are eligible for leave and related benefits under the Act.
      10. State the essential elements of several laws barring discrimination in employment.
      11. Identify general prohibitions outlined in the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988.
      12. Describe the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
      13. State the conditions under which tips are not considered wages.
      14. List OSHA's major functions.
      15. Define "telephone resale" as it applies to lodging establishments.
      16. Name the three major copyright societies, and explain when royalties are payable to them.
      17. Describe the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations on fire brigades.
      18. State the purpose of the federal antitrust laws.
      19. List some of the typical provisions of a franchise contract.
      20. Describe privacy, antitrust, copyright, and employee use issues as they relate to the Internet.
      21. Discuss the impact of terrorism on laws governing hotels.

      Group Teaching Guidelines: This course is designed with forty chapter sessions that can be combined or broken down to meet a variety of scheduling needs.

      Evaluation: The student must complete a comprehensive final examination.

      Learning Resource: Understanding Hospitality Law, Fifth Edition, by Jack P. Jefferies, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., and Banks Brown, J.D.

      Presentation Files

      These files, available by chapter, are formatted in Microsoft PowerPoint.

      Chapter: 1 The Common Law Basis for Laws Governing the Hotelkeeper
      Chapter: 2 The Hotelkeeper and the Law of Contracts
      Chapter: 3 The Hotelkeeper and the Laws of Torts and Negligence
      Chapter: 4 The Hotel's Duty to Receive Guests and Its Right to Refuse Guests
      Chapter: 5 Guest Reservations
      Chapter: 6 Convention and Group Contracts with the Hotel
      Chapter: 7 The Guest's Right to Privacy
      Chapter: 8 The Hotel's Right to Evict a Guest, Tenant, Restaurant Patron, or Others
      Chapter: 9 Americans with Disabilities Act-Public Accommodations
      Chapter: 10 The Hotel's Duty to Protect Guests
      Chapter: 11 The Hotel's Liability Regarding Guests' Property
      Chapter: 12 The Hotel's Liability for Loss of Property of Non-Guests
      Chapter: 13 Safekeeping Facilities
      Chapter: 14 Frauds Committed Against Hotels and Crimes of Trespass
      Chapter: 15 Deceased Guests
      Chapter: 16 General Laws Regarding Food
      Chapter: 17 Other Laws Relating to Food Service
      Chapter: 18 State Laws Relating to Alcoholic Beverages
      Chapter: 19 Wage and Hour Laws Applicable to Hotel Employees
      Chapter: 20 The Family and Medical Leave Act
      Chapter: 21 Laws Against Discrimination in Employment
      Chapter: 22 Use of Lie Detector Tests by Hotel Management
      Chapter: 23 National Labor Relations Act
      Chapter: 24 Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
      Chapter: 25 Federal Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers' Compensation
      Chapter: 26 Federal Income Tax: Withholding and Reporting Requirements
      Chapter: 27 Maintenance of Guest Registers
      Chapter: 28 Consumer Protection Laws Affecting Hotels
      Chapter: 29 Public Health and Safety Requirements
      Chapter: 30 Occupational Safety and Health Act
      Chapter: 31 Licensing and Regulation of Hotels by Cities, Towns, and Villages
      Chapter: 32 Telephone Service and Resale Rights
      Chapter: 33 Copyright Laws for Music, Television, Video, and Movies
      Chapter: 34 Fire Safety Laws
      Chapter: 35 Taxes
      Chapter: 36 Warranties and Product Liability
      Chapter: 37 Antitrust Laws and Hotels
      Chapter: 38 Understanding Franchising
      Chapter: 39 Legal Issues Involving the Internet
      Chapter: 40 The Impact of Terrorism on Laws Governing Hotels
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