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Hospitality Law

Hospitality Law

Code: LAW1RZ002
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: 2. year
Language: English
Level: Professional studies
Type: compulsory

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student is able to

- know Package travel regulations
- have the ability to evaluate and produce relevant information for online sales of Travel Industry Products
- understand and can operate with business-to-business agreements with the emphasis on proactive legal care
- know relevant Labour law norms and practices in the Industry
- know Data protection rules and basic Intellectual Property Rights

Contents
The course covers a broad range of legal issues to provide a fundamental overview of hospitality and tourism practice:

- Package Travel legislation and standard terms in the Industry
- Hotel and Restaurant franchising, Hotel Management Agreements, Licencing
- Consumer Protection vis-à-vis Business-to-Business transactions
- Field specific regulation of online sales and marketing
- Data protection
- IPR protection and online distribution of protected materials
- Employment relationship and employer obligations i.e. salaries, collective agreements, annual holidays, family leaves, sick leaves, termination of employment relationship (individual and collective grounds)
- Working hours regulation and employee protection
- Regulatory employer obligations/compliance

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Assessment
The course is evaluated on a scale excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), satisfactory (2), fair (1), fail (0). The assessment criteria is presented on a scale 1 - 3 - 5.

Grade 1
The student is able to
roughly apply predetermined rules of law in Hospitality Industry to simple cases.
identify the most important implementation procedures of labour law and the central parts of other fields of law covered during the course.
seek predetermined materials from legal databases.

Grade 3
The student is able to
describe basic rules of law in Hospitality Industry and roughly apply them independently to simple cases.
approximately describe the implementation of labour law and other fields of law covered during the course.
independently seek information on a predetermined topic from legal databases.

Grade 5
The student is able to
describe basic rules of law in Hospitality Industry and apply them independently to simple cases.
independently describe the implementation of labour law and other fields of law covered during the course.
independently seek reliable information on fields of law covered during the course.

Working life connections
Guest lecturers from the business community

Internationality
In this course, it is ensured that the learning activities include a global/ international perspective. International speakers if and when available.

Learning methods
The learning goals of this course can be reached in the following ways:

a. Contact lessons with a case-method / active participation and self-directed learning.

Assessing one´s own learning is a compulsory part of the course.

Teacher responsible
Janne Jokinen