Today, hospitality managers are required not only to understand the day to day operation of their operation but the legal aspect of hospitality management. Barth (2008) states that It can be said that the actions of the hospitality manager will determine whether the business become the subject of litigation. The legal judicial system is a main system that regulates almost every part of the society, including tourism and hospitality industry. When one transacts with another, that person is essentially contracting with the other party. Law, in this sense, helps to safeguard the rights and obligations that these two contracting parties are entitled to. Without a properly functioning legal system, the society will flounder and people will be reluctant to enter into transactions with each other for fear of ending up with the shorter end of the stick. The tourism and hospitality industry is closely interlinked with the legal system. Business organizations such as hotels, agencies and restaurants rely on common law when dealing with each other. Law also comes into play when businesses interact with customers through the provision of goods and services. For example, restaurants have the legal obligation to ensure that the foods they offer to customers are safe to consume and the premises are not a fire hazard to occupants.