Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

HRM 162 - Laws of Innkeepers

Course Description

This course is an applied approach to the legal responsibilities of the operational department heads in lodging properties and all areas of food service. Topics include room reservation contract law, torts, ADA requirements, Civil Rights legislation, tip credit reporting requirements, labor law, dram shop, PA Title 18, 47 and 36. All supervisors and department heads benefit from this practical approach to avoiding the legal problems in this industry.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Outline the duties the law creates to protect guests and restaurant/hotel operators.
Discuss areas where food service and lodging properties may be affected by federal, state and local regulations.
Formulate guidelines related to Civil Rights laws.
Identify specific management actions to avoid liability in areas of food and property.
Establish legal guidelines with regard to employee selection, wages and union relations.
Outline procedures to reduce crimes against the business.
Outline tests for the legality and enforceability of contract requirements in food service.
Discuss the legal aspects of lodging and food-service franchising

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3