HTM450 - Hospitality Law Management

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Subject Title
Hospitality Law Management

Subject Description
This course introduces students to the origins of the Canadian Legal System and specific Legislation that impacts the Hospitality Industry. Students will focus on the areas of contracts, torts, and laws relating to Hospitality Sales and Services. It will also provide the legal aspects to support and confirm the safety and security issues that were taught in HTM305, HTM301, HTM330, and HTM320.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Hospitality Management-Hotel and Restaurant Diploma Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe how the Canadian legal system protects parties in a business arrangement. 
2. Apply various laws affecting the hospitality industry by identifying conditions of liability. 
3. Identify situations that could lead to potential liability claims against owners, operators and managers. 
4. Recommend strategies to manage disruptive or inappropriate behavior in a licensed premise. 
5. Explain the regulations, rules and procedures to operate within the Liquor License Act and Regulations. 
6. Describe precautions and emergency procedures to ensure the safety of the guest and customers.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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