Hotel legislation includes a wide range of legal issues, such as licensing and regulation, labor law, health and safety, food hygiene and allergies, and consumer protection. Several active laws affect the hospitality industry. These laws include the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990, OSHA and the Truth in Menu Act. Hospitality law is important for several reasons, including protecting guests and employees against common violations, such as health problems and harassment, and ensuring that the hospitality industry develops strategies to provide better service.
Hospitality laws can be applied in a variety of contexts, the most common being the hospitality industry.