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Newly Added Resources

  • Legal Liability of Travel Advisors — April 17, 2019
    Travel advisors owe a duty of care to the traveling public they serve, including a duty to confirm reservations and to provide all relevant and necessary information.

  • Junk Faxes — April 15, 2019
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 contained rules that impact advisors' ability to send facsimiles (fax messages) to their customers. The rules also impacted the way in which suppliers solicit travel agency business.

  • Application of New E-Mail Spam Legislation to the Retail Travel Industry — April 15, 2019
    This paper explains how to apply the new e-mail spam legislation to the retail travel industry. There are aspects of the law that are not particularly relevant to the retail travel industry or that are not immediately of concern, such as the 'do-not-email registry.' In the interest of brevity, this paper does not address those.

  • ASTA Member Checklist for Assistance In Complying With the (Federal) Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005 — April 15, 2019
    Does my company have an ‘Established Business Relationship’ (EBR) with the recipient, meaning a prior or existing relationship, formed by a voluntary two-way communication between the sender and the recipient, based on an inquiry, application, purchase or transaction by the recipient regarding products or services offered by the sender, which relationship has not been previously terminated by either party?

  • Employment Laws on Citizenship, Jury Duty and Health Insurance — April 15, 2019
    The Act prohibits employers from threatening to fire, firing, or intimidating employees who have been called upon to serve as jurors in federal court.

  • Discrimination Laws and Employment — April 15, 2019
    Coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted on July 26, 1990

  • Certain Federal Employment Laws That May Apply To Travel Agencies — April 15, 2019
    There are a number of federal employment laws that need to be observed. Here are some that could pertain to your agency:

  • Employment Issues Related to E-Mail and the Internet — April 15, 2019
    The 2000 ASTA Office Automation Survey found that 89.3% of ASTA members had Internet access in their offices, and nearly as many used e-mail. Given that Internet access and e-mail are becoming more integral aspects of office life, it is important to consider the employment issues that may result.

  • Real Estate Agents and Brokers — April 15, 2019
    In real estate law, it is a basic principle that a broker is entitled to his commission if he has procured a customer, ready, willing, and able to buy on terms prescribed or agreed upon by the seller. Roche v. Curtin, 131 Conn. 66, 37 A.2d 805 (1944); Cohen v. Lenehan, 134 Conn. 514, 58 A.2d 707 (1948); Ranney v. Rock, 135 Conn. 479, 66 A.2d 111 (1949); Richter v. Drenckhahn, 147 Conn. 496, 163 A.2d 109 (1960).

  • Offer of Employment — April 12, 2019
    You've found the right candidate and you want to make them an offer of employment. But you are not clear of the legal minefield. Mistakes made at this stage can complicate matters should you and the employee part ways later on.


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