Updates from the Director


The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations typically publishes updates from its director a few times each year. You can see all of CIHLER’s news and features on BusinessFeed.

David Sherwyn

David Sherwyn

Academic Director of CIHLER; John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources 607.255.1711

March 2021

As we move towards more vaccinations and hopefully fewer infections, hospitalizations, deaths, and an economic recovery, CIHLER is actively working to provide our members with a platform and our stakeholders with information. Over the last two months we have done two webinars: The Biden NLR – Bipartisan Perspectives and  Pre-Dispute Mandatory Arbitration – A Model for Settling Disputes in a Positive Manner or a Forced Denial of Employee Rights?, and also held the 9th Annual Labor Relations Roundtable. Now, we are gearing up for more webinars and roundtables and hopefully, in-person conferences. I will be speaking at the 7th Annual ALIS Law Conference on Monday July 26 at 8:35 a.m. and we are now open for registration for our major event of the year: The National HR in Hospitality Conference taking place September 21-23 at the historic Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego, CA. Keynote speakers will include Hilton Worldwide’s CFO and president of global development Kevin Jacobs ‘94Gerry Fernandez, President and Founder of Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance, presenters from leading brands, and owners, prominent law firms (both employee and management), and Unite Here. The conference will be filled with relevant information on the issues that have arisen, and will arise, as the hospitality business gets back on its feet. This newsletter highlights what we have done and what we are doing – we hope we are continuing to be a resource for the hospitality labor and employment relations community and we hope to see you at our events.


Previous Director's Updates

Below are previous director’s messages from David Sherwyn, founding academic director of the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations.