Exam 1 - Ch 1 Attorney o Any person trained and legally authorized to act on behalf of others in matters of the law Litigation o The act of initiating

Exam 1 - Ch 1 Attorney o Any person trained and legally...

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Ch. 1 Attorney o Any person trained and legally authorized to act on behalf of others in matters of the law Litigation o The act of initiating and carrying on lawsuit. Often, used to refer to the lawsuit itself. Law o The rules of conduct and responsibilities established and enforce by a society o Have historical origins and mangers need to know them o Have an evolutionary nature, based on changes in society o It is possible to use a philosophy of preventative management to manage the legal environment and minimize the chances of litigation The hospitality manager and legal management o Know the historical origins of the law. o Recognize that laws have an evolutionary nature, based on changes in society. o Understand how to use a philosophy of preventative management to manage the legal environment and minimize the chances of litigation. 2 majors systems of law in the western world o Common law o Civil law Common law o The body of law that has descended from the law created in Great Britain, USA o Comes from reviewing past litigation that has been decided by the courts Interested in precedent, or what has been decided in previous court cases with similar situations or facts o Stare decisis principle The principle of following prior case law Decision made by a higher court must be obeyed by all lower courts o Commentaries General overview of all the common law o Laws derived from the historical customs and usage of a society, and the decisions by courts when interpreting those customs and usages Civil law o Descended from the law created in the Roman Empire and is used by most Western European countries, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. o Decisions evolve based on written laws or codes o Judges feel less bound by what others have decided before them o Used in common law is refer to private law o The body of law ( usually in the form of codes or statutes) created by governmental entities that are concerned with private rights and remedies, as opposed to criminal matters Americans with disabilities act o Federal legislation (law) that protects the rights of people with disabilities so that they may be treated fairly in the workplace and has access to places of public accommodation, such as hotels, restaurants, and airplanes.
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Supreme court of the united states system chart (5) Hospitality law o Those laws that relate to the industry involved with the provision of food, lodging, travel, and entertainment services to its guests and clients Liable o To be legally responsible or obligated STEM – the tide of litigation o S – select Not selecting the right person cause high turnover o T – teach Train your people, proper training o E – educate You won’t stop learning o M – manage To lessen your liability o Goals To reduce employee mistakes o Process Select the right employee for the right job Teach employees while creating a training trail Educate management
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