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
Four leading industry experts were invited to a recent roundtable to discuss several current topics affecting...
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.
With support from CIHLER, students from SHA and ILR traveled to New York City to observe an actual arbitration...
Cornell Hospitality Thought Leadership
Arent Fox Auditorium 1717 K St NW Washington DC, 20036
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Owners and Operators Roundtable
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chicago Regional Roundtable
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, One North Wacker Drive Suite 4400, Chicago, IL 60606-2833