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Chapter 1 Introduction to “Hospitality” Law
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What is Law? Body of rules Standards of conduct Rules that assist judgment in making decisions Rules that require people to meet certain standards of conduct and are enforceable in court.
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What is “Hospitality” Law Wide range of areas including hotels, restaurants, theaters, airlines, casinos, sports, facilities The legal theories we discuss in this class apply beyond the hospitality industry Business Employment law Real Estate Intellectual Property Anti-trust Civil Rights Think outside the book.
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Law is a Balancing Act Constant balancing of rights and duties Business v. Patron Business v. Business Individual v. Individual Individual Freedoms v. Public Safety
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History of Hospitality Law Regulation was necessary because in the 14 th and 15 th Centuries, innkeepers were considered dishonest. They would take advantage of travelers that had no other place today. Today, times are different. Competition demands quality service.
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Source of Laws The hierarchy: Constitution Statutes Cases or Common Law Administrative Law Local Ordinances
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Federal laws generally govern conduct that affects interstate commerce – commerce between two or more states Certain areas are reserved for federal regulation –
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2011 for the course HTM 120 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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Chapter_1_and_2_Presentation - Chapter 1 Introduction to...

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