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 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.
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
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 Center
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 I. Johnson III is a partner in Morgan Lewis Bockius.
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.
10th Annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards
The Pierre Hotel, 2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
NYU’s 71st Annual Conference on Labor
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY
San Francisco Regional Roundtable
The Offices of Littler Mendelson, San Francisco, CA