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HOSP6032 - Hospitality Law

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Title:Hospitality Law
Long Title:Hospitality Law
Module Code:HOSP6032
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Hospitality
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Author: Ann Lynch
Module Description: This module is designed to introduce students to (i) the basic functions of employment law and (ii) legislation relating to the operation of a hospitality business.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the sources of Irish law and outline the scope and structure of the Irish legal system.
LO2 Describe some of the key legal structures applicable for hospitality businesses and detail the fundamental principles of contract law and tort law with particular reference to duty of care and negligence.
LO3 Describe and identify the obligations and duties imposed under Irish employment legislation.
LO4 Outline and discuss legislation affecting the Irish hospitality industry.
LO5 Explain the application of Data Protection Law in the context of the Irish hospitality sector.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Irish Legal System
Primary and secondary sources of Law, the Constitution, Legislation Common law and the Court Structure, EU Law.
Business Entities and Contract Law Fundamentals
Business Structures - Sole Traders, Partnerships and Companies limited by shares. Contract law - legal requirements for valid contracts, contractual terms and conditions.
Employment Law
The Contract of Employment, Equality in the Workplace, Dismissal (Unfair Dismissals Acts and Redundancy Payment Acts), Maternity Protection Act, Adoptive Leave Act, Parental and Carers Leave, Organisation of Working Time Act and the Workplace Relations Commission.
Hospitality Law
Food Safety laws, Licensing Legislation, Hotel Proprietors Act, Fire Services Act, Health, Safety & Welfare at Work Act.
Data Protection Law
Introduction to Data Protection Law in Ireland, GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and the role of the Data Protection Commission.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions MCQ/ SAQ assessment on topics such as the sources of Irish law, the Structure of the Irish Legal System, business entities and the fundamentals of contract law. 1,2 30.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading and assignments 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading and assignments 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Faulkner, Mary 2018, Essential of Irish Labour Law, 3rd Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9781905536955]
  • Keenan, Aine 2021, Essential of Business Law, 7th Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 978191601998]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Constance Cassidy 2010, The Licensing Handbook, 3rd Ed., Sweet & Maxwell [ISBN: 9781905536337]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_OBARM_7 Bachelor of Business in Beverage Industry Management 3 Mandatory
CR_OCULA_7 Bachelor of Business in Culinary Arts 3 Mandatory
CR_OHCMA_7 Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management 3 Mandatory
CR_OHCMA_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Management 3 Mandatory

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