The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations
August 2022
A message from CIHLER director Dave Sherwyn
We at the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations (CIHLER) are still riding high after the tremendous success that was the 16th Annual HR in Hospitality Conference at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel June 14 - 16, 2022. 

Over 300 attendees were able to sit in on nearly 30 sessions held by our CIHLER Advisory Board Members as well as industry experts to give a “boots on the ground” perspective on all the changes and what the future might hold for the hospitality labor market. 2022 attendee Roy Walker, VP of Sales and Hospitality, ATS at Harri shared a fantastic summary of the sessions here! Thank you Roy for such a thoughtful review of our conference!
 (Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Alan Momeyer)
There were so many memorable moments from this year's conference, but a highlight was presenting Alan Momeyer, Chief Human Resource Officer, Emeritus, Loews Corporation with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his immeasurable contributions to the field of Hospitality Human Resources. 

I would like to take a moment to recognize all of our presenters and sponsors for your generosity of time and financial support. We owe so much of the success to your presentations and content, so again, a huge thank you! 
 (Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Alan Momeyer)
(Left to right: Robert Mellwig, Jake Basham, Amanda Moorehead, Bruce Tracey, Dave Sherwyn, Abigail Charpentier, Heather Jacobs, Paul Wagner, Debbie Brown)

I would be remiss if I did not thank the team at Loews Miami Beach Hotel who were the ideal partners planning and executing this event, offering superior service and hospitality from beginning to end. And lastly, I would like to thank the Cornell Conference Team, Mark Yeager, Sam Issa and Natalie Oldfield for keeping us all on track and organized this year! 

In addition to the conference, CIHLER continues to stay on top of the labor and employment issues in hospitality.  In February, we hosted the 10th Annual Labor Relations Roundtable event at The Ray Hotel in Delray Beach, FL.  Our board members had robust and lively discussions around expanding labor and employment laws, collective bargaining agreements expiring, and, of course, a labor shortage.

We look forward to a full slate of in-person events this year, covering topics such as: union management negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and the effects of the evolving political and legal landscape on labor and employment relations. 

The 2023 HR in Hospitality Conference is headed West! 

Join us at the newly renovated Sheraton Phoenix Downtown May 1 - 3, 2023. Get access to exclusive exhibits, attend HR and Law sessions, and hear from over 60 leading professionals about industry trends in human resources and hospitality.
New Members
Keith Chapman currently serves as General Counsel for Instawork. Keith brings deep expertise in legal policy and litigation related to worker regulation, as well as a commitment to social justice. 
CIHLER Highlights
February 2, 2022
Lawyer Suing the NFL for Racial Bias Is No Stranger to Controversy
Douglas H. Wigdor representing Brian Flores, former Miami Dolphins head coach in a high profile discriminations lawsuit against the NFL.
June 28, 2022
Need to Hire Fast? Beekeeper Unveils New 'Employee Referral Solution' at HITEC Orlando
The new Beekeeper functionality is designed to enable organizations to attract new hires faster by leveraging employee referrals; Visit Beekeeper at HITEC Orlando in Booth 2718 June 28 to 30 at the Orange County Convention Center
July 3, 2022
Short-Staffed Hotels Are Hiring Robots-And Labor Unions Are Pushing Back
D. Taylor, International President of Unite Here, which represents 300,000 hospitality workers across the US and Canada weighs in on this new technology in the hospitality industry. 
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