Event Details

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Prospective Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations… and Developments at Cornell University

Networking reception and discussion featuring Dean Kevin Hallock, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and Professor Dave Sherwyn, School of Hotel Administration

Presented by the Cornell Hotel Society – Arizona Chapter and the Cornell Club of Arizona, in conjunction with the Industrial and Labor Relations Arizona Alumni Chapter

Prospective new FLSA regulations may have significant impacts on the hospitality and corporate sectors. The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are projected to have an enormous effect on retail and hospitality employers. If these amendments are finalized without revision, they will result in a dramatic increase to the minimum salary required for most of the employees who qualify for white collar exemptions, among other changes. Eleven million employees will be impacted. What can employers do now to prepare for the changes that may come later this year? Join us for insights on this topic which may have wide-ranging results.

Our featured guests will also share highlights from campus, including the creation of the Cornell College of Business and the internationalization of the curriculum.

Kevin Hallock is the Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and the Joseph R. Rich Professor of Economics and Human Resource Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University. Previous Cornell positions include the Chair of the Financial Policy Committee, the Donald C. Opatrny Chair of the University-Wide Department of Economics, and founding Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies. He has been at Cornell since 2005. His current research is focused on labor markets, executive compensation, and the plan design and mix of employee compensation. His most recent book, “Pay,†was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012 and received the Princeton University Richard A. Lester Prize.

David Sherwyn is the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a professor of law at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He is also academic director of the Cornell Institute for 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, Sherwyn is of counsel to the law firm of Stokes & Wagner. Prior to joining the School of Hotel Administration, Sherwyn practiced management-side labor and employment law for six years.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. Enjoy appetizers on the patio
6:00 p.m. Discussion with Dean Kevin Hallock and Professor Dave Sherwyn

Scottsdale Beer Company
8608 E. Shea Blvd. (at the 101, adjacent to Pier 1 Imports), Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-219-1844

$10 per person
For event questions, please contact Julie Zagars at jnz1@cornell.edu.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.