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.
"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
National HR in Hospitality Conference
For more than a decade, human resources professionals in the hospitality industry have relied on HR in Hospitality to equip them with powerful guidance tailored to their unique challenges
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.
Our members have a place at the table as we analyze the latest labor law holdings and move ahead on labor relations.
We publish and host commentary and analysis focusing on labor and employee relations.
Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations BusinessFeed
From Students to Eye-Witnesses: Undergrads Reflect on NYC Employment Arbitration
Students recently had the unique opportunity to experience an arbitration first-hand in New York City.
Hospitality Hiring Crisis: Legal Concerns Facing Employers
Professor Dave Sherwyn of the Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations joins two experts to discuss the latest issues in employment law.
Excitement and Readiness Accompanied the 2021 National HR in Hospitality Conference
National HR in Hospitality Conference took place September 21 to September 23, 2021 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA
Members in the News
The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) Advisory Board members and their companies are often featured in the news as thought leaders in their fields. Here, at CIHLER, we are proud to recognize their accomplishments. Please take a moment to learn more about our members!
September 28, 2022
The Hybrid Workplace: Is Management Putting Your Company At Risk?
Featuring CIHLER board member Dana Kravetz, Managing Partner, Michelman & Robinson (M&R)
September 13, 2022
Think FAST: California Enacts Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act
Featuring CIHLER board member Carolyn Richmond ’91 (ILR), Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
August 18, 2022
Epstein Becker Green Attorneys Recognized by 2023 Best Lawyers for Excellence in the Legal Profession
Featuring CIHLER board member David Garland, Chair, Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice, Epstein Becker Green