John  O'Donnell 

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Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management

Contact Information

228 Mateer Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-4257


1967 B.A. The Pennsylvania State University
1973 J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law


Law, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Employee Relations

Selected Publications

O’Donnell, John M., Unexpected Disasters, How Prepared are You?, Pennsylvania Restaurant Matters, Issue 1, 2006.

O’Donnell, John M., Foodborne Illnesses in the Workplace, Juggling All the Balls, Pennsylvania Restaurant Matters, Issue 2, 2005.

Dixon, Brian R., and O’Donnell, John M., Paid Time Off for Partial Day Absences and Maintaining “Exempt Status,” Littler Mendelson ASAP, March, 2005.

O’Donnell, John M., Employers, Employees, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, What You Should Know, Pennsylvania Restaurant Matters, Issue 3, 2005.

O’Donnell, John M., and Notestine, Kerry, Texas Bar and Restaurant Owners Compelled to Take Measures to Prevent Identity Thefts by Employees, Littler Mendelson ASAP, September 2005.

O’Donnell, John M., Teenage Employees Pose Special Concerns, Pennsylvania Restaurant Matters, Issue 4, 2005.

O’Donnell, John M., Avoiding Liability During the Holiday Season, Pennsylvania Restaurant Matters, Issue 6, 2005.

Courses Taught

HRIM 405 Legal Aspects of the Hospitality Industry

HRIM 466 Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry

HRIM 467 Management of Hotel & Restaurant Employee Relations

HRIM 490W Strategic Hospitality Management