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's Welcome

David Sherwyn

"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


COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The School of Hotel Administration has developed a collection of resources to equip all sectors of the hospitality industry with tools and guidance as its leaders continue to navigate the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Board Member News: COVID-19

CIHLER Advisory Board members are often featured as thought leaders in their fields, offering guidance and insights on legal implications for organizations, managers, and employee representatives in the hospitality industry. The informative articles and updates shared are even more important when the hospitality world is changing rapidly as is happening now during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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

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Student Engagement

Gundeep Singh speaking at a CIHLER roundtable

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

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

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

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

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Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations BusinessFeed

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March 12, 2021

19th Annual Labor and Employment Roundtable – Session 4

Hospitality labor and employment roundtable assembles different perspectives on election and pandemic effects

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March 5, 2021

19th Annual Labor & Employment Law Roundtable: Session 3

The third session of the 19th Annual Labor & Employment Law Roundtable focused on the plaintiffs’ perspective.

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March 3, 2021

Webinar Review: Bipartisanship in the Biden Era

A new president means a new, union-friendly General Counsel more favorably inclined toward organized labor and its point of view.


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!

March 23, 2021

Beekeeper acquires Lua to tackle trillion-dollar opportunity in the frontline workforce productivity and collaboration space

The acquisition of this prime operational workflow platform underlines Beekeeper’s commitment to providing a full-stack mobile platform to enable frontline teams to operate more efficiently and effectively.

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March 9, 2021

Congratulations SalesBoost!

SalesBoost, LLC has been recognized as one of America’s Best Startup Employers for 2021.

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March 3, 2021

NYC Restaurants Weigh Implications of Mandatory Vaccine Requirements

– Featuring CIHLER Board member Carolyn Richmond ’91 (ILR), Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

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CIHLER Events