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N.C. Hospitality Law: Preface
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The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Annual Law Review provides crucial information to help your business run smoothly while saving you time and money. The Annual Law Review provides an overview of the laws affecting you as a foodservice and/or lodging operator. To ensure the information is as accurate as possible, NCRLA updates the Law Review each year to include any changes to laws and regulations.


The Law Review is organized into five sections: employment laws, health laws, ABC laws, innkeeper laws and other industry-related Laws. This publication features information on both state and federal laws. In most cases, when two laws apply the one most beneficial to the employee is the one to follow. Therefore, with the exception of certain areas (e.g., pension benefits), even if an establishment falls under federal guidelines, the state law should be followed in most cases when it benefits the employee more.


The Law Review is not intended to provide specific legal advice. Rather, it is a guide and information source that uses laymen’s terms to help explain the often confusing legal jargon featured in statute. If faced with a specific legal issue, you should rely on your own legal advisor for help and counsel. 


Understanding and following the law is essential to being successful in this heavily-regulated industry. To help you be successful, NCRLA has included a helpful list of contacts for the government agencies that oversee our industry in the back of the review and encourage you to call us if you have any questions at 919-844-0098.


Access the Law Review here.


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