July 12, 2016         
From the Director 
The old adage: “may you live in interesting times” certainly applies to labor and employment relations in the hospitality industry. As the McDonald’s joint-employer trial continues, the Department of Labor has enacted a new standard for the minimum amount of money employees must earn to be exempt from overtime; labor and employee attorneys and their clients grapple with the new persuader rules; cities such as Seattle are seeking to enact legislation... Read more »
Welcome New Member, Morgan, Lewis & Bocksius
Morgan Lewis Bocksius is the newest member of CIHLER, and Harry Johnson III, a partner in Morgan Lewis, will be joining the CIHLER advisory board. With 28 offices worldwide, Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries... Read more »
SHA and ILR Students Network with the Movers and Shakers in Hospitality
Every year, Professors David Sherwyn and Richard Hurd select a group of students from their co-taught Labor Relations in the Hospitality Industry class (HADM 4810/ILRLR 4060) to attend the HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo, now in its tenth year... Read more »
CIHLER Field Trip Gives Students a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Arbitration
Cornell students who met with human resources arbitrators and attorneys found out that arbitrations can take unexpected turns, when the cases they were studying were settled without a hearing. As Sandi Mulconry writes, there’s still a lot to learn... Read more »
Hotel Students Conduct Labor Relations Roundtable
Students in the senior-level class on labor relations developed and conducted an industry roundtable addressing issues relating to labor and management relations in the hospitality industry. Students in the Labor Relations in the Hospitality Industry class invited labor union and management representatives... Read more »
Labor and Employment Law Roundtable Rolls On
This year will be the 15th offering of the Labor and Employment Law Roundtable, presented by Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations with support from the Cornell Law School and ILR School. Hosted by roundtable chair and director David Sherwyn, this roundtable presents a forum for industry and academe to address current issues regarding the industry’s labor and employment law... Read more »
Cornell Roundtable: Joint-Employer Doctrine Hinges on Control
Recent rulings by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have brought scrutiny to the traditional employment relationships between franchise companies and their franchisees. The outcomes of these so-called "joint employer" rulings were examined at the roundtable... Read more »
Chicago Regional Roundtable Covers Critical Issues 
CIHLER member Jones Day hosted the spring semester Chicago Regional Roundtable, which brought together some 20 representatives of management and labor, including vice presidents, owners, and corporate counsel... Read more »
CIHLER Conference Participation  
In addition to sponsoring events, CIHLER’s presence is also spread wide and can be seen in its outreach to industry events. Most recently these outreach activities included: CIHLER Associate Director Richard Hurd, along with faculty member Rachel Aleks... Read more »
Upcoming Events
August 9
Regional Roundtable... more »
San Francisco, CA
October 17
15th Annual Labor & Employment Law Roundtable... more »
 Statler Hall
October 27
Georgetown Law Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit 2016... more »
Washington, DC
October 17
2nd Annual Human Resource Focused Roundtable... more »
Statler Hall
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