5th Annual Labor Relations Roundtable

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February 23, 2017 - February 24, 2017  All day

This year will be the 5th offering of the Labor Relations Roundtable, presented by Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) in Boca Raton, FL. This roundtable presents a forum for industry and academe to address current issues facing the industry. Hosted by roundtable chair and director, David Sherwyn.


Discussion topics for the Roundtable include:

1. What is the future of card-check under the new administration

2. What Obama Board rulings will be overturned by the Trump Board

3. How will employers handle joint employer as the litigation continues

4. Are class action waivers safe and is arbitration the avenue to avoid the courts


Paul Ades, Senior Vice President of Labor Relations, Hilton Worldwide

Rachel Aleks, Assistant Professor, Cornell University ILR School
Jake Basham, Vice President Human Resources, Loews Hotels

Christopher Boone, Assistant Professor, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

John Ceriale P’16 & ’18, Founder and President, Prospect Advisors

Michael D’Angelo, Vice President Labor Relations, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Laura FitzRandolph, Chief Human Resource Officer, HMS Host

Kevin Gleason ’78, Director Labor Relations, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide

George Greene, Vice President Labor Relations, Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Harry Katz, Jack Sheinkman Professor, Director, Scheinman Institute of Conflict Resolution, Cornell University ILR School

David Klein, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Sunstone Hotel Investors

Jeff Kurzweil, Partner, Venable LLP
Holly Lawson, Corporate Director, People and Culture, Pivot Hotels

Steve Rimmer, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
David Rothfeld, Partner, Kane Kessler, P.C.

Danny Sikka ’01, Senior Counsel-Global Labor & Employment Law, McDonald’s Corporation

Greg Talbot, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Marriott International, Inc.

Celeste Yeager, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.


Thursday 2/23, 6-8pm Reception - Ocean Bar Terrace, Beach Club Lobby

Friday, 2/24 - Cove Room
8-9am - Breakfast
9am-1:30pm Program
1:30 - 3:00 Lunch, Coastal Patio


Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Event Related File:

Boca Roundtable.pdf


David Sherwyn '86, JD '89
CIHLER Director


Invitation Only


Erica Heim