Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations

The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) combines academic and industry resources for research, education, and dialogue dedicated to the modernization of hospitality industry labor and management relations and human resources management. To support both management and labor, the center sponsors research, classroom enrichment, and industry roundtables. The center also offers a forum for the most recent analysis of labor and employment law by experts and practitioners throughout the industry.

Director

Director's Welcome

Human resources generally and labor relations specifically constitute a major element of the hospitality industry. This center is dedicated to modernizing the interaction of labor and management for the benefit of all.  Learn More

Student Engagement

Student Engagement

CIHLER provides students with a variety of opportunities to stay actively engaged in the industry’s key labor and employment issues. Through the center's events, industry conferences, and courses, students connect with alumni and industry executives. Learn More

Corporate Relations

Giving

Endowment Giving Opportunities

You or your firm can help us modernize labor relations in the hospitality industry and expand student knowledge.

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Members

Members

Our members have a place at the table as we analyze the latest labor law holdings and move ahead on labor relations.

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Industry Intelligence

Industry Intelligence

We publish and host commentary and analysis focusing on labor and employee relations.

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Happening at the Center

HR in Hospitality reception

HR in Hospitality Conference advances Cornell students' education

For fourteen Cornell University students, their trip to attend the annual HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo in Las Vegas was a capstone for their hospitality and labor-related education.

Harry Johnson III

CIHLER featured advisory board member: Harry Johnson III

Harry I. Johnson III is a partner in Morgan Lewis Bockius.

CIHLER roundtable on Trump Administration

CIHLER roundtable anticipates changes to labor and employment relations under Trump administration

Prominent lawyers, professors, corporate managers, and union leaders gathered for a CIHLER roundtable on April 24 to discuss the direction of hospitality, labor, and employment relations under the Trump administration.

CIHLER Events

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