CH&LA Publications

The California Hotel & Lodging Association provides the following publications that discuss the laws, regulations, and practices which apply to the lodging and hospitality industries in California. These are the most comprehensive publications available to the California lodging industry and CH&LA Members receive special pricing as a member benefit.

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Emergency Pocket Guidebooks for Hotel EmployeesCH&LA, in partnership with Petra Risk Solutions, is pleased to offer an Emergency Pocket Guidebook, free for any member properties to distribute to their employees. CH&LA members can order emergency pocket guidebooks for your property, free of charge, by contacting Michelle Donohue at 916-554-2663 or


Drought Water Cards for Hotel Rooms - To comply with new drought regulations, CH&LA is pleased to offer water cards free for any member properties to display asking guests to consider not having their linens and towels changed every day. CH&LA members can order water cards for your property, free of charge, by contacting Michelle Donohue at 916-554-2663 or

California Lodging News - The California Lodging News magazine is the official publication of the California Hotel & Lodging Association. It features appealing articles and other information pertinent to the industry and is distributed to every hotel in California. California Lodging News offers businesses an exceptional opportunity to target lodging industry decision makers in the nation’s most visited state. Dan Hartzog at 800-647-1511 ext. 2229 or

California Hiring & Employment Guide - Newly Updated! CH&LA has teamed up with Fisher & Phillips, LLP to provide you with the California Hiring & Employment Guide. This online guide will give you a comprehensive overview of various labor issues, including interviewing, hiring, medical leave and hiring contractors. It includes sample forms and policies on such topics as employee orientation checklists, drug & alcohol policies, vacation polices, meal and rest period policies, and more.  Available to CH&LA Members only, in Members Only section.

California Lodging Law - Newly Updated!  An essential, comprehensive guide to legalities related to operating a lodging establishment in California is an indispensable resource for all inkeepers. It covers in easy-to-understand language all of the legal considerations which impact the lodging industry. CH&LA members can access the newly updated version in the members only section. Available to CH&LA Members only, in Members Only section.

State & Federal Compliance Posters - The Employer Poster must be posted in a conspicuous place in the workplace where all employees and applicants can see it. Save time and money with all 16 California and federal notices every California business must post, on one poster. Save money by buying only what's required by law. Save time and frustration by getting the information from one source instead of multiple state and federal agencies. Flexible format options include English or Spanish, laminated or non-laminated. Poster size is 28″x 39″, which easily fits on a door, in a break room, or a main hallway. Member Price $29.25* / Non-Member Price $36.95*

Innkeepers Liability/Rate Cards - This card meets the legal requirement that every innkeeper post in a conspicuous place, in the office or public room of the establishment and in every guest room, a statement of rates or range of rates by the day, and it contains language regarding liability for guest personal property and penal code provisions. Free to CH&LA Members / Not Available to Non-Members

Need a frame for these cards? Click here to order them directly from American Hotel Register.

Proposition 65 Starter Kit Information Brochures - Proposition 65 Information Brochures (50 brochures per order). Member Price $19.95* / Non-Member Price $29.95*

Proposition 65 Starter Kit - Each Proposition 65 Starter Kit includes guidelines for complying with Proposition 65's warning signs (5) to be posted outside each primary public entrance and on each employee bulletin board, a F&B warning sign (1) that is required in properties that have food and beverage operations, and informational brochures (10) specified in the Consent Judgment. Member Price $39.95* / Non-Member Price $59.95*

Wage & Hour Manual (Twelth Edition) - Provides a concise, practical guide to all wage and hour issues and an explanation of some of the common pitfalls that can cause substantial or recurring liability for employers. Available from Castle Publications. Member Price $149* / Non-Member Price $169*

Employee Handbook and Personnel Policies Manual - A guide to developing personnel policies providing you with useful information on preparing your own employee handbook. Available from Castle Publications. Member Price $149* / Non-Member Price $169*

Employment Discrimination and EEO Practice Manual - Identifies and discusses many areas within the vast body of civil rights and handicapped laws that have caused employers liability in the past. Available from Castle Publications. Member Price $149* / Non-Member Price $169*

Wrongful Discharge, Staff Reduction and Employment Practices Manual (Fourth Edition) - A comprehensive, practical guide to all of the troublesome aspects of wrongful discharge claims and many other employment issues. Topics include "at will" employment, negligent hiring and retention, how to administer disciplinary actions, performance evaluations and lay-offs. Available from Castle Publications. Member Price $149* / Non-Member Price $169*

Employer's Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act (Third Edition) - This 60-page manual provides concise, practical information for employers regarding Title I of the ADA, and it answers your questions on this topic. It also addresses the interrelationship of the ADA with other federal and state disability discrimination laws. Available from Castle Publications. Member Price $79* / Non-Member Price $99*

Family and Medical Leave Manual for California Employers (Eleventh Edition) - This publication guides employers through the complicated web of rules created by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. It examines the key features of the state and federal laws as well as providing sample forms and checklists. Available from Castle Publications. Member Price $79* / Non-Member Price $99*


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