Park Law

Brand building and asset protection
By 01/11/2009 Read More →

Brand building and asset protection

Adding value to amusement businesses Amusement venues and their suppliers provide a unique form of entertainment. As with many businesses, when aspects of the offering are lucrative, they may be worthy of protection so they cannot be duplicated and used by those with inferior products or services. Heather M Eichenbaum Esq and Timothy J Szuhaj […]

Park Security: Lawfully Enforcing the Rules
By 01/09/2009 Read More →

Park Security: Lawfully Enforcing the Rules

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Amusement parks, like most other businesses open to the public, host a wide array of visitors. Some of those visitors, although “invited,” may be unsavory.

When Health & Safety Agencies Collide
By 30/05/2009 Read More →

When Health & Safety Agencies Collide

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq In the United States, amusement parks are often regulated by State or local agencies. Many of these agencies have the authority to mandate how an amusement attraction is maintained or operated.

Employee Complaints
By 03/03/2009 Read More →

Employee Complaints

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Although amusement parks are generally considered relaxed and fun by their guests, employees may well view the atmosphere differently. This is something to consider as you prepare your staff for the season ahead.

Truth in Advertising
By 07/11/2008 Read More →

Truth in Advertising

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Whether print, television, radio or web, parks must always consider disclosures in their advertising. Promotions usually have limitations on time or quantity available. Legally, without disclosures of such restrictions, you may be bound to honour your advertising promises long after you intended a promotion to expire.

Getting the parts you bargained for!
By 27/08/2008 Read More →

Getting the parts you bargained for!

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Your most-popular ride suddenly breaks down a week before the big holiday weekend. You’ve been on the phone with the manufacturer but cannot fix the problem without a new part. Unfortunately, you cannot locate the part you need locally and are forced to order from overseas. You are short on […]

Are Segways the new wheelchairs?
By 01/06/2008 Read More →

Are Segways the new wheelchairs?

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Amusement parks have, over the last few years, faced increasing pressure to expand accessibility to those with disabilities. Evidence from the US suggests that more and more guests are now arriving at the park with a particular brand of motorised walking aid.

Effective Witness Statements
By 19/03/2008 Read More →

Effective Witness Statements

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esquire When an accident occurs, a patron complains of improper treatment or an employee lodges a complaint against your park, it is important to obtain witness statements, documenting what employees and other witnesses know about the incident or allegation.

Employee handbooks
By 23/10/2007 Read More →

Employee handbooks

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Employee handbooks, setting forth employment guidelines and requirements, are essential to protecting your park from employee lawsuits, as well as useful in defending third-party suits for personal injury.

Documenting employee training
By 22/08/2007 Read More →

Documenting employee training

by Heather M Eichenbaum Esq Are you prepared to defend the actions of your ride operators and maintenance staff when an accident occurs? Having the proper documentation of all employees’ training is one of the most important aspects of defending your park.