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Coronavirus: Can you–and should you–’shelter in place’ at a hotel or vacation rental?

David Sherwyn, professor of hospitality human resources, says hotel companies are doing everything they can to make their environments and safe as possible against COVID-19.

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Roundtable Recap: Students discuss card check, Airbnb, and $15 minimum wage

Labor Relations in Hospitality Roundtable looks at impact on the hospitality industry of changing technology, Airbnb, and wage increase.

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Noteworthy: Faculty discuss technology’s impact on labor and employment laws for hotel teams

According to professors Sherwyn (SHA) and Wagner (Dyson), as hotels implement new technology, legal implications of these initiatives often come into play.

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Real life TV: SHA and ILR students reflect on employment arbitrations

Students visited New York City to observe employment arbitration and gained valuable insight into the legal system.

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CIHLER Employee Representative Board member highlight: Douglas Wigdor

CIHLER advisory board member Doug Wigdor shares his thoughts on the importance of representing employees in litigation.

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Do hospitality schools deliver the talent you are looking for today?

Dave Sherwyn, director of CIHLER and the Pillsbury Institute, contributes to Hospitality Net’s 2020 C-Suite World Panel on the value of hospitality education.

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Roundtable recap: CIHLER explores the state of hospitality employment

CIHLER hosts forum for industry, academe, and employee representatives to address issues regarding the industry’s labor and employment law.

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A refreshing take on labor relations in the hospitality industry

Student participants led arguments on hotels’ challanges on behalf of labor and management at the Labor Relations in Hospitality roundtable.

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Two sides to every story: Observing an employment arbitration in New York City

Supported by CIHLER, students from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and ILR School observed an arbitration hearing in New York City.