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Hospitality and Tourism Unit 5
Terms in this set (27)
society's values and standards that are enforceable in the courts
an individual unit of the government responsible for carrying out tasks delegated to it by Congress or the president in accordance with the law
an organized list of laws and rules
FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
an agency in charge of ensuring the safety of all foods sold except meat, poultry, and seafood
a law or regulation
government intervention in a market that affects the production of a good
a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
a person who illegally enters a building in order to steal things
a person who commits any type of crime
Safe Deposit Box
a small, secure storage compartment that you can rent in a bank, usually for $100 a year or less
A danger or risk.
a natural event such as a flood, earthquake, or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation
is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm
the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence (terror or fear) in order to achieve a
political, religious, or ideological aim
a person who steals
a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.
a practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a premium.
An amount owed by a business
limitation of liability
Limit on the amount of money that a hotel must pay a guest for a loss of property.
Civil Rights Act
1964; banned discrimination in public accommodations, prohibited discrimination in any federally assisted program, outlawed discrimination in most employment; enlarged federal powers to protect voting rights and to speed school desegregation; this and the voting rights act helped to give African-Americans equality on paper, and more federally-protected power so that social equality was a more realistic goal
1) Vicarious Liability
2) Joint & Several Liability
5) Loss of Consortium Claims
National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984
Any US state allowing people less than 21 years old to purchase or possess alcohol receives reduced federal highway funding (cut by 10%)
Equal Opportunity Laws
federal regulations that ensure that organizations provide equal opportunities for all people
insurance that provides protection from claims arising from injuries or damage to other people or property
Fair Labor Act
Set a minimum wage of $7.25/hour, maximum 44 hour work-week, outlawed child labor < 16 y.o.
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Federal agency created in 1970 to oversee environmental monitoring and cleanup programs
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