Legal Environment for Hospitality Syllabus - BHM (TU)

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Course Description

Course objectives

This course aims to make students understand both the theoretical knowledge and practical skill of legal provisions and practices in the hospitality business industry. The course also imparts the legal knowledge required for hospitality sector in Nepal.

Course Description

This course presents a through and systematic coverage of theoretical and practical knowledge of overview of legal provision in regarding to hospitality business and its influences, general knowledge of law, business forms in hospitality, legal provision and impact in employment relation in hospitality industry, legal dealing with guest and host, national and international legal organizational provisions in the hospitality industry. This course will also focus on practical knowledge of legal aspects of food and beverage and its regulatory national mechanism.

Unit Contents

Course Details

Unit 1: Introduction to Law                                                                                                                                              LH 8

Meaning, definition and nature of law, sources of law, kinds of law, national and international law public and private law , civil and criminal law, substantive and procedural law

Unit 2: Legal environment of Hospitality                                                                                                                                         LH 5

Introduction, factors affect the legal environment of hospitality sector, introduction of hospitality law, principles of hospitality law, general introduction to professional organizations in hospitality sector: basic rules regarding land area building construction, environment conservation in hospitality industry.

Unit 3: Business Forms in Hospitality in Nepal                                                                                                                                 LH 5

Sole trade business, partnership business, company business, incorporation and management of home stay in Nepal

Unit 4: Law of Contract                                                                                                                                        LH 7

Meaning and definition, essential elements of valid contract, kinds of contract, special forms of contracts in hospitality, performance of contract, termination of contract, breach of contract and remedies in breach of contract

Unit 5: Law of food and beverage                                                                                                                                         LH 5

Requirement of license, kinds of food stuffs and beverage, food inspectors, introduction, right, duty and function,   notification of food poisoning and penalties, person, hours and premises to sale of alcoholic beverage

Unit 6: Hotel’s Liability towards the Guest                                                                                                                                         LH 7

Guest reservation, guest protection in hotel, minimum facilities required in a tourist standard hotel, lodge and restaurant and bar, hotel’s liability towards the guest property, legal right to evict a guest, defrauding a hotel and legal consequences, towards the deceased guest

Unit 7: Employment Relation                                                                                                                                         LH 8

Introduction of employment relation in hospitality industry, intake process of permanent workers and employees in hospitality industry, reward and incentives as prescribed for workers and employees working condition and discrimination in jobs, misconduct and punishment, Gender Discrimination in hospitality business and its remedies. Settlement of labor disputes, special provision for women and children

Unit 8: Safety and Security                                                                                                                                        LH 3

Concept, importance, legal provisions regarding safety and security, safety and security provisions in hotel, safety and security provisions in catering, safety and security provisions in swimming pool, safety and security provisions in home stay, Possibility and challenges of Home Stay in Nepal and legal provision regarding it.

Text and Reference Books

Reference Books

Atherton, T. & Atherton, T. Tourism Travel and Hospitality Law, Australia: Law Book Company

Barth, S. Hospitality Law, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Government of Nepal (2011) hotel management and alcohol sale distribution(control)act 2023,

Kathmandu: Law Book Management Committee

Government of Nepal (2011), Company Act 2063, Kathmandu: Law Book Government of Nepal (2011), Contract Act 2056, Kathmandu: Law Book Management Committee

Government of Nepal 2011), Labor Act 2048,Kathmandu: Law Book Management Committee Government of Nepal 2011)Labor Regulation 2050,Kathmandu: Law Book Management Committee

Kalika, S. N. Principles of Business Law, Kathmandu: Buddha Publishers & Distributors Sukla, M. C. Mercantile Law, New Delhi: S. Chanda & Company

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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code BHM 328
  • Semester Eighth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary