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Hospitality Event Management


HOEV 401: Canadian Hospitality Law
Winter, 2016 semester

Facultn: VIKRAM NAIR. BComm. PlD. MBA


Office: CEPV124
ffice Hourc: Fridays: 1130 - 1230 hours or
bv appointment

Phone: (604) 847 - 5460


Email: vikram.nair@ufv.ca
Classroom:
Class Time: 1230 - 1530 hours

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Course Overview: This course covers allsignificant provincial and national laws applicable to
employment relationships found in hospitality businesses and studies effective methods
managing hospitality employees in compliance with applicable employment laws. Students
learn to effectively identify, evaluate, and resolve employment law issues and liabilities
commonly encountered by hospitality businesses. Topics include constitutional Iaw, the
common Iaw of contract, forms of business organizations, human rights, labor relations, liquor,
health and licensing, definition of hotels and related establishments, and the safety of guests.
Note: Field trips may be incorporated into the course as opportunities arise
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

{ Describe the legal responsibilities of managers in the hospitality industry


{ Describe law applicable to hospitality businesses
{ Explain the elements of a contract at law
r' Describe major forms of business organization including sole proprietorship,
partnerships, corporations including the major businesses and legat implications of each
r'_ Describe the use of insurance
/ Describe human rights legislation and its implication forthe hospitality industry
/ Discuss the impact of other legislation relevant to the hospitality induitry including;
a.
b.

Employment Standards Act

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c. Freedom of lnformation and privacy Act


d. Canada Health Act
e. Licensing and Local By Laws

METHODST (Guest lecturers, prcsentations, online instruction, fietd trips, etc.)

class discussion, case studies, audio visual presentation, guest speakers

Field Trips:

May be incorporated into the course as opportunities arise

Missed Exams:

A missed exam will count as your first write. Therefore, a mark of zero will
be applied

Plaoiarism:

See University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) policy guide

Assisnments:

Must be handed-in/ completed on time. Late assignments will not be


accepted for grading

Referencino:

Please note that Wkipedia and YouTube are not acceptable sources of
referencing

Course Schedule (subiect to chanoer:

Week

Tooic

Date/ 2016

Jan.08

Jan. 15

Jan.22

Jan.29

Feb.05

6
7

Feb.12
Feb. 19

Feb.26

Mar.04

10

Mar.

11

Mar. 18

12
13
14

Mar.25
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15

Apr. 15

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11

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Apr.08

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Welcome! lntroductions, course syllabus review and


expectations
The Canadian LeoalSvstem - Definitions (1.1)
The Law of Contracts (1.3)
The accommodation sector (2.1)
The restaurant sector: Fpod (2.2)
}The beveraoe service sector: Alcohol (2.3) - Servino it Rioht
Safety and Security: areas to include in a property's security
programme
lmportance of law enforcement liaison
Contract securitv vs. ln-House securitv
Mid-Term exam - review
Guest Speaker - Personal lniurv
Mid - Term Break - No classes
Mid-Term Exam
lnnkeeoer-Guest Relationshio (3. 1 )
lnnkeepers (3.2)
Guests (3.3)
Protection of Guests and their property (3.4)
Reoulatorv requirements (4. 1 )
Employees and Employment Standards (4.3)
Human Rights in Canada (1.2)
Guest Speaker - Human Resources
Ownership and Management (4.2)
Aqencv relationship: The travel industrv (5.0)
Good Fridav - Statutorv Holidav
Presentations - Safetv Audit Real Life Gases
Final exam - review
Submission of writren assionments - case studies
Final Exam