October 19, 2016         
From the Director 
As I write this, we have just concluded our 15th annual Labor and Employment Law Roundtable. We’ll summarize the discussion for you in the coming weeks, because the topics are critical to the hospitality and service industries. We examined (1) arbitration after the 7th Circuit disallowed the class action waiver policy promulgated by Epic Systems; (2) the latest joint-employer theory in wage and hour class actions... Read more »
Students Attend Open House
As part of the effort to connect students with the many opportunities offered by the School of Hotel Administration, the school’s Centers and Institutes hosted an open house fair early in the fall semester. The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations (CIHLER) had informational tables so students could learn more about the institute, and the opportunities it provides... Read more »
Roundtable Examines Positive Relationships at Work
Positive relationships at work are important to success in the hospitality and service industries, in the view of participants in the Positive Relationships at Work Roundtable held in June at the School of Hotel Administration... Read more »
Regional Series Continues in NYC and San Francisco
The Regional Roundtable series continued this summer with events held in NYC and San Francisco. CIHLER and our Institute members, Davis & Gilbert LLP, Fox Rothschild LLP, Kane Kessler, PC and Proskauer, hosted one event... Read more »
Georgetown Law Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit 2016
David Sherwyn will be moderating the panel titled, "Administrative Agencies Doing What Congress Will Not- Labor & Employment Law Reform," at Georgetown Law’s 5th annual Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit... Read more »
HR in Hospitality Conference
As a Cornell alumni or friend, you save $125.00 with Promo Code CIHLER, in addition to the $400.00 Super Savings, on the only conference examining the ER and LR developments in the hospitality industry. For details and to register, visit www.HRinHospitality.com or call 1-800-727-1227. At The HR in Hospitality Conference, March 27 - 29 at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, you’ll hear straight from LR/ER experts on recent union developments, arbitration changes, how the election will affect LR and more.
Changing Regulations Dominate Cornell Human Resources Roundtable
Tighter interpretations of labor regulations by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) engaged participants in the 14th annual Labor and Employment Roundtable... Read more »
Study Puts Retaliation Claims in a Class by Themselves 
While it is unlawful for race, color, national origin, sex, or religion ever to motivate an employer’s personnel decisions, age, disability, and retaliation must at the moment be “but for” causes to be actionable... Read more »
CIHLER Director David Sherwyn Offers Tips to Employers 
CIHLER Director David Sherwyn offers tips to employers based on the 7th circuit decision on mandatory arbitration policies. Featured on Epstein Becker Green’s video series...Read more »
Upcoming Events
October 27
Georgetown Law Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit 2016... more »
Washington, DC
November 14
Fall Advisory Board Meeting... more »
 New York, NY
February 23
5th Annual Labor Relations Roundtable... more »
Boca Raton, FL
January 23
ALIS Law Conference... more »
Los Angeles, CA
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