CH&LA Publications

The California Hotel & Lodging Association provides the following publications. CH&LA members receive special pricing as a member benefit. To order online and take advantage of this pricing, login to the CH&LA Community Portal with your username and password, and click on the Store link.

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 and CABBI members can order water cards for your property, free of charge, by contacting Michelle Donohue at 916-554-2663 or, or by logging in to the CH&LA Community Portal.

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. All CH&LA and CABBI members are mailed a free copy and can access past issues in the Member's Only section of the CH&LA website.

Interested in Advertising? Contact Dan Hartzog at 800-647-1511 ext. 2229 or

California Hiring & Employment Guide - 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 Member's Only section.

California Lodging Law - 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/CABBI members only, in Member's 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. Discounted pricing available for CH&LA and CABBI members.

Click here to order or login to the CH&LA Community Portal.

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

CH&LA and CABBI members can order room rate cards for your property, free of charge, by contacting Michelle Donohue at 916-554-2663 or, or by logging in to the CH&LA Community Portal.

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


Other Recommended Publications

The below publications provide important legal informaion, including details about labor laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and employment issues for California businesses and employers. They are all available from outside retailers, linked below.


ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design - Provides visual interpretations of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design in a user-friendly format packed with practical design details. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.


Wage & Hour Manual - 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.


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. 


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. 


Wrongful Discharge, Staff Reduction and Employment Practices Manual - 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.

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.

Family and Medical Leave Manual for California Employers - 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.