Award Date

5-2009

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Hotel Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Robert Woods, Chair

Number of Pages

59

Abstract

Restaurant industry is becoming the largest employer of immigrants in the United States, immigration policies are fundamental to the success of the restaurant industry, as entrepreneurs, as customers, and as workers. Therefore, this paper attempts to investigate current issues regarding the unauthorized labor force in the hospitality industry. In particular, this study will try to discover and explore the difference in labor costs in the restaurant industry before and after the newest immigration reform act enacted in Oklahoma. In addition, this paper will also provide suggestions for future researchers in this research field.

Keywords

Emigration and immigration law; Illegal aliens; Labor costs; Oklahoma; Restaurants – Employees; Restaurants – Wages

Disciplines

Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Hospitality Administration and Management | Human Resources Management | Immigration Law | Labor Relations

Language

English