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
Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations
The Cornell Institute for 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 institute sponsors research, classroom enrichment, and industry roundtables. The institute also offers a forum for the most recent analysis of labor and employment law by experts and practitioners throughout the industry.
CIHLER provides students with a variety of opportunities to stay actively engaged in the industry’s key labor and employment issues. Through the institute’s events, industry conferences, and courses, students connect with alumni and industry executives. Learn More
Endowment Giving Opportunities
You or your firm can help us modernize labor relations in the hospitality industry and expand student knowledge.Learn more
Our members have a place at the table as we analyze the latest labor law holdings and move ahead on labor relations.Learn more
We publish and host commentary and analysis focusing on labor and employee relations.Learn more
Happening at the Institute
Linda Pouliot is founder and CEO of Dishcraft Robotics in San Carlos, California, a venture-backed startup that develops robots for commercial kitchens.
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.
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.
12th Annual HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Owners and Operators Roundtable
Silver Birch Suite, 5th Floor Tower
8:00 am - 4:00 pm