Academic Resources

HOSPITALITY LAW – Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry 

STEPHEN BARTH, J.D.
Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
University of Houston
Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com

DIANA S. BARBER, J.D., CHE, CWP
Michael A. Leven School of Culinary and Sustainability and Hospitality
University College
Kennesaw State University

Electronic Journal of Hospitality Legal, Safety & Security Research

The Electronic Journal of Hospitality Legal, Safety and Security Research is a refereed journal of empirical and conceptual research devoted to addressing legal-oriented concerns, safety and security related issues, and various aspects of risk management in places of public accommodation.REVIEW ARTICLES »

Glossary of Terms: Your Guide to the Industry Acronyms

Hospitality Terms Dictionary: Your Guide to the Industry Acronyms. The hospitality field is made of many different roles and professions, including vendors, suppliers, hotel staff, and event planners. This is a perfect first step for those who first enter the hospitality industry.REVIEW GLOSSARY »

Hospitality Law: Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry

This textbook takes an applied approach to the study of hospitality law with its touchstone of compliance and prevention. The book is highly pedagogical and includes many interactive exercises and real world cases that help students focus on the practical application of hospitality laws and model their decision process to avoid liability.BUY TEXTBOOK »

Hospitality Law: Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry - 5th Edition

Hospitality Law, a textbook published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. of New York, New York, is now available for purchase.

Hospitality Law: Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry, Fifth Edition takes an applied approach to the study of hospitality law with its touchstone of compliance and prevention. The book is highly pedagogical and includes many interactive exercises and real-world cases that help students focus on the practical application of hospitality laws and model their decision process to avoid liability. As a result, this book does look different than others on the market as the legal information contained is carefully selected to specifically correlate with helping students understand how to do the right thing, i.e., it is not a comprehensive book on the laws.

Barth immediately helps readers learn about the legalities of situations and work through exercises – both individually and in groups — to effectively apply them to hospitality management situations. Many instructors teach their course from a very applied perspective, which aligns with Barth’s approach.

Intelligent Emotions: On Self Responsibility, Owning Our Emotional Power, and Changing Our Reactions

Will you commit one minute a day to changing your destiny? By owning our emotional power, accepting responsibility for our feelings and making the shift from negative reactions to positive responses, we discover the path to emotional success. This fun, insightful book delivers the tools to develop intelligent emotions, then demonstrates how to practice that emotional intelligence in daily life.

We all want balance and happiness. The problem is that life often gets in the way. Hectic schedules, relationship struggles and failure to let go of the little (or big) stuff become insurmountable blocks to inner peace and personal productivity. One of the keys to breaking through is emotional intelligence, and it is more crucial to our everyday personal and professional lives than ever before. In a succinct, entertaining, and insightful narrative, lawyer and motivational speaker Stephen Barth, through stories and personal accounts of trial and error, helps you on your journey to achieve emotional intelligence and bring peace, contentment and greater productivity into your life. By owning our emotional power, accepting responsibility for our feelings and making the shift from negative reactions to positive responses, Stephen demonstrates a simple path to attain emotional success.

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Hospitality Law: Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry - 4th Edition

Hospitality Law, a textbook published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. of New York, New York, is now available for purchase. The textbook addresses the information a hospitality manager needs to know to legally operate his or her business. Focusing on law, safety, and security, the 350-page text is the most up-to-date in the field.

Hospitality Law was written by the founder of HospitalityLawyer.com, Stephen Barth. Purchase the textbook here.

Referenced Articles

APEX Meeting Contracts Accepted Practices – Provided by the Convention Industry Council
Events Industry Council – Website
Joint Franchisor-Franchise Relations – Robert Zarco, Richard Barrett-Cuetara and Andrew Loewinger
Management Contracts Litigation Update – David Moseley
Policy Regarding Use of Social Media by XYZ Company – Sample Form
Proposed Model Innkeeper’s Limitation of Liability Statute – Richard Westbrook
Uncovering the Mysteries of the Tip Wage – Terrance Robinson