Tompkins Cortland Community College

HRMG201 - Hospitality Law


This course is a study of laws and regulations pertaining to hotel, restaurant, travel, and casino industries. The focus is on risk management, precautions, documentation procedures, and preventative methods necessary to avoid, or at least minimize, legal action. The course covers areas such as food and beverage service and safety responsibilities, contracts, employment and labor issues, civil rights, negligence, the innkeeper's duties, corporate and franchise laws, and product liability. Emphasis is placed on analyzing legal cases related to the hospitality industry so that future managers understand their legal rights and responsibilities. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.