From the Director

It’s been a busy and gratifying semester for CIHLER. First, in February we held our third annual in-house Labor Relations Roundtable. After our 9th annual (and largest ever) HR in Hospitality Conference in March, we held our first Union-Management Roundtable in April in Ithaca. We followed that in May with a Human Resources Roundtable led by Prof. Bruce Tracey in Ithaca and then held our first Regional Roundtable in Chicago. The future looks even busier. We have 9 roundtables scheduled for 2015-16. In addition, CIHLER will have a large presence at the Georgetown Law School Hospitality Law Summit in Washington, D.C., in November, at the ALIS Law conference in L.A. in January, and, of course, the 10th annual HR in Hospitality Conference in Scottsdale in March. In addition, CIHLER will be releasing several Institute reports and is sponsoring major research projects: one on the joint-employer doctrine in franchising, and another to develop a “model union” contract, as an outcome of the Union-Management Roundtable. None of these activities could be possible without our board members who provide guidance, support, and, most important, expertise, in this rapidly evolving field.

David Sherwyn
John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources, Academic Director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow