This course introduces students to the many legal issues that hotel operations face daily and to clarify the basic legal principles that govern the hospitality industry. Discussions include ADA laws, admitting minors to hotels, overbooking, group contracts, tip compliance agreements with the IRS, and the power of the law to obtain guest records. The course addresses changes in major legislation, including the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, immigration laws, and the impact of the USA Patriot Act and related legislation on the hotel industry.