The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association’s (NCRLA) Guide to NC Hospitality Law provides crucial information to help your business run smoothly and saves you time and money. The document is the only publication of its kind geared specifically to your needs, focusing on the state and federal laws and regulations that govern the restaurant and lodging industries in North Carolina.
This publication provides an overview of the laws affecting you as a food service and/or lodging operator. We have attempted to simplify and clarify the often confusing legal and statutory language. To ensure that the information is as accurate as possible, NCRLA updates the Guide to NC Hospitality Law each year to include any changes to laws and regulations.
Throughout this guide, information on both state and federal laws is given. In most cases, when two laws apply, the one most beneficial to the employee is the one to follow. Therefore, except for certain areas (e.g., pension benefits), in most cases, even if an establishment falls under federal guidelines, the state law should be followed when it benefits the employee more.
The Guide to NC Hospitality Law is not intended to provide specific legal advice. Rather, it is a guide and information source for the laws that affect your business. You should rely on your own legal advisor for information on any special legal circumstance that you may face.
We encourage you to call us with your questions. The NCRLA Team is available during normal businesses hours to immediately respond to any questions that you may have.
Understanding and following the law is essential to being successful in this heavily regulated industry. We hope you find this guide an outstanding resource and valuable benefit.
Please call the NCRLA office at (919) 844-0098 with any comments or suggestions for the next edition.