David Sherwyn

Professor of Law at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

David  SherwynDavid Sherwyn is the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a professor of law at Cornell University's Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Prof. Sherwyn is also the academic director of the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations and a research fellow at the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University's School of Law. In addition, he is of counsel to the law firm of Stokes & Wagner. Prior to joining the School of Hotel Administration, Prof. Sherwyn practiced management-side labor and employment law for six years. He has published articles in the Arizona State Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Labor and Employment Law, the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Fordham Law Review, University of California Hastings Law Journal, Indiana Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Law Journal. His research interests include arbitration of discrimination lawsuits and union-management relations.

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Should the Hospitality Industry Require Employees and Guests to Be Vaccinated?

The Spring of 2021 brought great optimism to the hospitality industry as vaccination rates in the US and across the world continued to rise and infections, hospitalizations, and deaths continued to fall.

Hotel robots with a human touch for post-COVID-19 era

The COVID-19 pandemic has reimagined the hotel and restaurant experience. As face-to-face interaction has necessarily been reduced, touchless transactions and environments have increased. These technological responses to the pandemic help instill confidence in guests and give them a strong sense of safety, trust, and well-being — but only if they are done right.

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

As Hotel Schools evolve and the industry progresses, the question is whether hospitality employers should look to Hotel Schools, business schools or liberal arts programs for new hires.

When Rules Are Made to Be Broken: The Case of Sexual Harassment Law

Judicial holdings regarding sexual harassment actions have put judges who want to ensure what they view as a just outcome in the awkward position of having to choose between following precedent or "breaking the rules.