A University textbook is not normally considered light reading, yet a number of them can offer us valuable information and resources.
This is a law book used in university classes. It is very detailed, includes many solid examples and case studies. The Q&A sections at the end reinforce the highlights made throughout each chapter. The headings of the 15 chapters are self explanatory and offer insights and potential direction.
- Prevention Philosophy
- Government Agencies Affecting Hospitality
- Business Structures
- Business Contracts
- Significant Hospitality Contracts
- Legally Managing Property
- Legally Selecting Employees
- Legally Managing Employees
- Your Responsibilities as a Hospitality Operator
- Your Responsibilities as a Hospitality Operator to Guests
- Your Responsibilities for Guest Property
- Your Responsibilities when Serving Food & Beverage
- Legal Responsibilities in Travel and Tourism
- Safety and Security Issues
- Managing Insurance
In addition to this reference book, I would also recommend The 2015 Hospitality Law Conference http://hospitalitylawconference.com/ , which is not just for lawyers.
From development deals to management agreements, from food and beverage liability to labor and employment, and from claims management to anti-trust issues, the latest cases, trends and challenges in compliance, finance, law, risk, safety, and security are up for exploration at the 13th Annual Hospitality Law Conference, February 9-11, 2015.
The Owner Management Summit, co-located with the Hospitality Law Conference, intersects legal, finance and technology and includes sessions on: who owns the data, who is responsible for the data, development and unwinding management contracts.
I will write a separate column on this next week.
John Hogan Kathleen Hogan
Dr. John Hogan CHA CMHS CHE CHO and Kathleen Hogan MBA CHO are the co-founders of HospitalityEducators.com, which was created in 2010 to be a resource for hotel owners and professionals as they sought to improve market share, occupancy, operational efficiency and profitability. The husband and wife team are transitioning the original membership site concept and evolving the business model today to a focused resource offering consulting, training, and individualized support to both hospitality and other service businesses. Services include keynote addresses workshops, online support, metrics measurement, marketing and customer service from a group of more than a dozen experienced professionals. While continuing to serve hospitality, the demand for these types of services is growing and can be personalized.
John Hogan is also the principal of HoganHospitality.com, which provides a range of expert professional services for hotel owners, including professional development for organizations, training, consulting and expert witness services.
Contact information: Kathleen Hogan 480-436-0283, John Hogan 602-799-5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- It’s the Size of Your Idea, Not the Size of Your Budget
- 15 Timeless Philosophies in Leadership and Hospitality
- Becoming a Class of One
- Where is Your Desk?
- THE Service Code
- From the Chalkboard to the Front Line – What They Don’t Teach You at Hotel School
- Understanding Brands Maximizing the Equity in All of Your Hospitality Brands
- Russell Rules – Teams Win
- Pilgrims to Pioneer