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.  Read 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

Harry Johnson III

CIHLER featured advisory board member: Harry Johnson III

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

SHA ILR Arbitration Field Trip

Hotelies and ILR students see arbitration come to life in NYC

With support from CIHLER, students from SHA and ILR traveled to New York City to observe an actual arbitration...

Woman holding a #MeToo hashtag sign

Research Recap: Legal analysis proposes new standards in the age of "Me Too"

A legal analysis co-authored by David Sherwyn and Paul Wager delves deeper into the issue of sexual harassment...

CIHLER Events

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