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WIRTW #537 (the “Roma” edition)

We are contemplating spending Spring Break in Rome. For those who've been, what's you best tip for first-time visitors? Sights not to be missed? Things that are off the beaten path? Where to stay? Best pizza? Best gelato? Drop a note in the comments below and let me know your Rome tips. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Google sued for allegedly covering up sexual misconduct allegations — via Engadget  Boys and Thrones and Sexual Harassment — via HR Examiner with John Sumser Liti...
Tags: Google, Law, Rome, Ada, Omega, ERC, McConnell, Troutman Sanders, NLRA, Eric Meyer, Kavanaugh, Spring Break, GrubHub, FLSA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas


WIRTW #536 (the “Ex's and Oh's” edition)

It's been a bit since I've posted any of my kids' music, so here's Norah covering Elle King's Ex's and Oh's (one of my winter-break highlights).   And here's Fake ID closing their set at Stella's Music Club (another winter-break highlight). Here's what I read the past few weeks: Discrimination Farewell, EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum. — via Eric Meyer's The Employer Handbook Blog UPS settles EEOC religious discrimination lawsuit for $4.9 million — via Atlanta Journal Const...
Tags: Law, Obama, Connecticut, Nlrb, Elle King, EEOC, D C Circuit, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Eric Meyer, Ragan, Dan Schwartz, Jon Hyman, Norah, Suzanne Lucas, Chai Feldblum, Matt Austin Labor Law


WIRTW #535 (the “live from Cleveland” edition)

According to a recent survey, social media is the No. 1 challenge for small business owners . Allow me to offer a solution.  La st month I had the pleasure of presenting, Think Before You Click! Managing Workplace Social Media. It's an hour-long run-through of myriad reputational and legal issues that employers face when the employees engage on social media. (I wish YouTube picked a more flattering cover frame.) Enjoy. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Can an Employee Sue for Reduc...
Tags: Law, Michigan, Kevin Hart, Cleveland, Nlrb, Eric Meyer, Clark Griswold, Krebs, Jon Hyman, John Sumser, LaborPains, Janette Levey Frisch, Labor Relations NLRB, Kate Bischoff, Robin Shea s Employment Labor Insider MeToo, Labor Dish Does Your Company


WIRTW #534 (the “rock the vote” edition)

Have you cast your ballot for the Worst Employer of 2018? Time is ticking down for this year's final vote. To remind you of the four truly awful employers vying for this year's honor, the finalists are: The Murdering Manager — company owner hires two men to rough-up a handyman who was not doing his job, and they accidentally kill him. The Sexist, Racist, Xenophobic, Oh My! — plant manager calls foreign-born employees "terrorists" and women "bitches," and tells the only black employee t...
Tags: Law, Chicago, Nazi, Robin Shea, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, FMLA, White Power, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Mike Haberman, Kate Bischoff, Marc Alifanz, FMLA Insights Labor NLRB, Dennis Westlind


WIRTW #533 (the “Stella's” edition)

If you ever wanted to know how hard a group of pre-teens and teens can rock, you'll have your chance on December 21, when Fake ID invades Stella's Music Club. They play from 7:30 – 9:30, and word has it they are working up a few Christmas tunes for the season. Also, you still have time to register for The Best-Ever Year-End Employment Law Review That 5 Employment Law Bloggers Ever Presented—T uesday, 12/4, from noon to 1 p.m.  Join me, along with employment law bloggers extraordinaire...
Tags: Law, Office, US, Stella, Harvard Business Review, Engadget, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Krebs, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Janette Levey Frisch, Kate Bischoff, Robin Shea s Employment Labor, Eric Meyer Jeff Nowak Dan Schwartz Robin Shea


WIRTW #532 (the “❤️ the holidays” edition)

On December 25, I will turn 18 in Christmas years. My wife and I starting dating in October 2001, and we celebrated our first Christmas together two months later. I LOVE Christmas. I joke with my wife that I married her for Christmas. I love the lights, the tree, the family togetherness, the snow, and the overall peaceful spirit of the holiday. And the music. I love Christmas music. Which is why this year, I'm thrilled that I get to combine my favorite holiday with my favorite band. Today, Old...
Tags: Law, White House, Cnn, Nlrb, Newton, Engadget, Eric Meyer, Ragan, OSHA, FMLA, Jim Acosta, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Mike Haberman, Marc Alifanz, Dennis Westlind


Register now for "The Best-Ever Year-End Employment Law Review that Five Employment Law Bloggers Have Ever Presented"

What could you buy for $25? Goosh Pants A yodeling pickle + Dancing with Cats   Gummi Bear Anatomy Model Kit   100 Misprint Ink Pens Ball Point Plastic Retractable Pens + 2 Nicolas Cage pillowcases What should you buy for $25?   One registration to The Best-Ever Year-End Employment Law Review that  Five Employment Law Bloggers Have Ever Presented Join me, along with Eric Meyer (of The Employer Handbook Blog), Jeff Nowak (of FMLA Insights), Dan Schwartz (of the Conne...
Tags: Law, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, Dan Schwartz, FMLA, SHRM, Jon Hyman, EST, Kate Bischoff, HRCI


WIRTW #531 (the “Mexico” edition)

Last night, I got to watch my daughter hit a home run, on stage at The Beachland Tavern, singing "Mexico" with decker. (You can read the backstory of how this all came together here.) Huge thanks to Brandon Decker, for reaching out and offering to share his stage with Norah. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination "Sexual Harassment Defense Industrial Complex"? Gimme a break. — via Robin Shea's Employment & Labor Insider A “Watershed Moment”: EEOC Roadmap To Preventing Sexual Harassment an...
Tags: Google, Law, Mexico, Tim Cook, Ada, Robin Shea, Eric Meyer, Gim, Ragan, Jon Hyman, Norah, Beachland Tavern, Marc Alifanz, Dennis Westlind, Brandon Decker, Emplawyerologist Technology Microsoft


WIRTW #530 (the “trick-or-treat” edition)

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, correct? View this post on Instagram It’s so embarrassing when someone shows up wearing the exact same costume. #sorcle #twinning A post shared by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Oct 28, 2018 at 2:27pm PDT Here's what I read this week: Discrimination SCOTUS Watch: 2 High-Profile LGBTQ Cases Before The High Court — via Above the Law To...
Tags: Law, Connecticut, Irs, Nlrb, New Jersey Law Journal, Eric Meyer, Browning Ferris, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, PhRMA, Hunton Employment Labor Law Perspectives, Verge Trump


WIRTW #529 (the “new music Friday” edition)

From time-to-time I like to use this Friday real estate to share new music I'm listening to. Today's  new music also has a pretty cool origin story. My wife and I vacationed in Sedona, Arizona, in July. And, as most Sedona tourists do, we took a jeep tour through the red rocks. Our tour guide was Brandon Decker. Over the course of our two hour tour we chatted, not just about Sedona, its history, and its mysticism, but also about our families, jobs, and lives outside of the jeep.  ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Chicago, Connecticut, Arizona, Cleveland, Doj, Aba, Joe, Southwest, Sedona, EEOC, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, Dan Schwartz


WIRTW #528 (the “paranoid” edition)

It's been a few months, but Fake ID was finally back on stage last weekend. There's not much in life that makes me happier than seeing Norah perform. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Episode 49 …and a Horse — via Marc Alifanz's and Dennis Westlind's Hostile Work Environment Pocast #MeToo Movement Launches National Conversation on Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace — via The L•E•Jer Has #MeToo had an impact? — via Phil Miles's Lawffice Space   When Your Customer Harasses Your Employ...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, Law, Nlrb, Newton, EEOC, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, Jon Hyman, Norah, Phil Miles, Suzanne Lucas, Mike Haberman, Lawffice Space, Marc Alifanz


WIRTW #527 (the “Yeezy” edition)

There's a lot to say about Kanye's bizarre Oval Office meeting with President Trump. But the most shocking? His iPhone password is "000000." lmao Kanye's iPhone password is 000000 pic.twitter.com/mEM5Tjq0po — Del Slappo (@misterjamo) October 11, 2018 Please, please, please, DO NOT DO WHAT KANYE DOES. According to howsecureismypassword.net, Kanye's password can be cracked instantly. In other words, it's not a password at all. You can read more about the importance of password security f...
Tags: Law, Bloomberg, Canada, Connecticut, Starbucks, Ada, Kanye, Nlrb, Omega, Joe, Oval Office, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas


WIRTW #526 (the “pumpkin” edition)

Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin spice. Pumpkin carving. Pumpkin festivals. Fall is officially the season of the pumpkin. What are you doing Sunday, October 14? I'll be enjoying the return of Fake ID, as Norah and her bandmates take the stage from 11 – 1 at the Hiram House Camp Pumpkin Festival. They won't be hard to find on the property; just follow the music. Tickets are only $5 and are available here (kids under 12 are free). Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Can You Make Your Employees Get ...
Tags: Law, US, Connecticut, Nlrb, Joe, Fox Business, Don, Jonathan, EEOC, Troutman Sanders, Eric Meyer, Kris Dunn, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, Krebs, FMLA


WIRTW #525 (the “pogo” edition)

I have no idea if he managed to hit the right keys, but he's sure mastered the entertainment part of this rock 'n' roll thing. View this post on Instagram Donovan mastering the art of pogo keyboarding #sorcle A post shared by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Sep 23, 2018 at 4:47pm PDT Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Serial Podcast Shows How Much You Can Learn From a S...
Tags: Law, Netflix, Cleveland, MMA, Harvard Business Review, Nlrb, Phoenix, KEVIN JACKSON, Shapiro, Eric Meyer, OSHA, SHRM, FLSA, Leslie Smith, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas


The 16th nominee for the “worst employer of 2018” is … the sexist, racist, xenophobic, oh my!

"Jon, your first 15 nominees this year were so awful. How are we supposed to decide which is the worst, and please stop adding nominees. You're only making our job harder." Well, dear readers, sorry. Sometimes, I pick the nominees, and sometimes they leap off the screen begging to be nominated. From the EEOC: Porous Materials, Inc., an Ithaca, N.Y.-based operator and manufacturer of testing equipment for porous materials, subjected its employees to an ugly mix of sexism, racism, and xenophob...
Tags: Law, America, Jon, EEOC, Ithaca, Eric Meyer, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jon Hyman, Porous Materials Inc, Daniel Seltzer


WIRTW #524 (the “total disaster” edition)

Any week Rhett Miller releases new music into the world is a week worth celebrating. Earlier this week Rhett released "Total Disaster," the first song of his upcoming album, The Messenger, due out November 9. It's a brilliantly sad song about the mess one can make of one's life and how it impacts those around you. In fact, the entire album promises to be a bit on the darker side. A few months ago, on Chris Shiflett's "Walking the Floor" podcast, Rhett talked about some of the album's themes: [T...
Tags: Law, Labor, California, Harvey Weinstein, Marriott, Harvard Business Review, Nlrb, OIG, Dude, Rhett Miller, Don, McDonald, Engadget, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, Donna Ballman


WIRTW #523 (the “radio radio” edition)

Earlier this week, I guested on AirTalk® , 89.3 KPCC in Los Angeles. I discussed the rights of employers to access information on employees' personal devices. It's an interesting and timely topic, in light of a lawsuit recently filed by an ex-managing director of an investment firm, accusing his former employer of hacking into his home computer to read his personal emails and obtain other stored data. Where is the line between a personal device and a work device, and does the law make a distin...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Los Angeles, Reddit, Ohio, Cleveland, Omega, Joe, Jonathan, EEOC, Donovan, Cir, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Strongsville, FMLA


WIRTW #522 (the “back to school” edition)

If your kids go back to school and you don't post photographic evidence, does it count? View this post on Instagram First day of school: 7th and 4th grades. Also, I've officially entered the "Dad, you're embarrassing me" years. A post shared by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Aug 22, 2018 at 5:09am PDT Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Want to Stop Discrimination and Har...
Tags: Law, Miami, Ada, Robin Shea, Engadget, Monica Lewinsky, Miami Herald, Labor Movement, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, Donna Ballman, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Walter Olson


WIRTW #521 (the “master of my domain” edition)

What's the top employee issue that makes HR folks queasy? Drugs? Sex? Pornography? According to Robin Schooling, the worst conversation to have with an employee is about sexual self-pleasuring at work. What's the most uncomfortable conversation you've ever had with an employee? Please share in the comments below. Here's what else I read this week: Discrimination How Unconscious Bias Almost Killed My Friend — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas Sexual Harassment: R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Fire Departments ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Toronto, Connecticut, Ohio, Ada, Harvard Business Review, Nlrb, Joe, Robin, Robin Shea, EEOC, Troutman Sanders, NLRA, Eric Meyer, Ragan


Does the FMLA protect organ-donation surgery as a "serious health condition?"

Organ donors are living saints. If you are in need of an organ to save your life, and someone is willing to sacrifice a kidney, or a liver segment, or bone marrow, and selflessly accept the pain and inconvenience, you are very, very fortunate. Sacrificing one's organ to save another's life should not also result in sacrificing one's job. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division published Opinion Letter FMLA2018-2-A [pdf], which answers the question, "Does organ-dona...
Tags: Law, Ada, Eric Meyer, United Network for Organ Sharing, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Tim Gouw, U S Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division


WIRTW #520 (the “cucaracha” edition)

Welcome to fun-fact Friday. The Mexican folk song La Cucaracha has a long and fascinating history. It was popularized during the Mexican Revolution when each army would write verses as battle songs. Amazingly, one such verse, which has become the most popular version of the song, references marijuana: The cockroach, the cockroach, can't walk anymore because it doesn't have, because it's lacking marijuana to smoke. Maybe this explains why Speedy Gonzales was so speedy. Here's what I read this...
Tags: Law, Netflix, San Antonio, Harvard Business Review, Omega, Robin Shea, Eric Meyer, Krebs, FMLA, Speedy Gonzales, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Mike Haberman, La Cucaracha, Marc Alifanz, Dennis Westlind


WIRTW #519 (the “R-I-P-R-E-S-P-E-C-T” edition)

While I've always loved Aretha's music, and her voice, and her soul, I never appreciated until watching yesterday's tributes how key of a role she played in the civil rights movement. Rest in peace Queen of Soul. Your message and your spirit will be missed as much as your voice. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Episode 40 – C U Next Monday — via Marc Alifanz's and Dennis Westlind's Hostile Work Environment Podcast Hostile work environment, or just NSFW? — via...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Siri, Epic, Ada, Nlrb, Airline, Omega, Reuters, Cps, Robin Shea, Eric Meyer, Aretha, Dan Schwartz, FLSA, Jon Hyman


WIRTW #518 (the “no-stress zone” edition)

What de-stresses you? Where do you go, or what do you do, that makes all the stress in your life melt away? My wife and I recently spent a few days in Sedona, Arizona. We hiked, we jeep-toured, and we drank wine. It was the most stress-free we've felt in years. I don't know if it was the beauty of the red rocks, the serenity of communing with nature, or the energy of its famous vortexes. But all the stress in our lives really did just disappear, at least for a few days, and we both felt thi...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Connecticut, Ohio, Meyer, Illinois, Nlrb, Omega, Joe, Robin Shea, Jonathan, Eric, David Croft, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, Ragan


WIRTW #516 (the “grand” edition)

Some things are destined to let you down. To fail to live up to the hype. The new movie that everyone is raving about. The hot restaurant that you just have to try. New Coke. I was (ever so slightly) worried that the Grand Canyon would end up on this list. That we'd make the two-plus hour drive from our hotel in Sedona, walk up to the rim, take a gaze, and say, "Eh, it's a giant hole in the ground; let's go." I'm happy to report that was not the case. The Grand Canyon very much lives up to its h...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Ada, Grand Canyon, Omega, Joe, Adams, Sedona, Eric Meyer, Kris Dunn, OSHA, FMLA, SHRM, FLSA, Jon Hyman, Phil Miles


WIRTW #515 (the “Murica – part 2” edition)

  Thanks, Abe. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Could forcing an employee to sign a last chance agreement lead to a retaliation claim? — via Eric Meyer's The Employer Handbook Blog It’s Not the Damages, It’s the Attorneys’ Fees — via Dan Schwartz's Connecticut Employment Law Blog How Managers, Coworkers, and HR Pressure Women to Stay Silent About Harassment — via Harvard Business Review Race Discrimination Based on More Than Color—“Jewish Blood” — via FisherBroyles Tech...
Tags: Law, Connecticut, Harvard Business Review, Aba, Eric Meyer, Kris Dunn, Donna Ballman, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, Eleventh Circuit, Jon Hyman, Walter Olson, Marc Alifanz, Dennis Westlind, FisherBroyles Technology Technology Plays, BlogNew York


WIRTW #513 (the “Murica” edition)

I've been reflecting this week about what it means to be American. We used to welcome tired, poor, huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. Now we lock their children in cages. We used to foster global democracy with our allies. Now we shun our allies and cozy up to those who seek to undermine democracy. We used to welcome free speech and open discourse. Now we ridicule those who think differently. When you add this all up, it's scary. I worry that what it means to be American is changing. ...
Tags: Europe, Law, Senate, Michigan, Ada, EEOC, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Walter Olson, Aaron Burden, Workology, Marc Alifanz, Dennis Westlind, Robin Shea s Employment Labor Insider


The 11th nominee for the “worst employer of 2018” is … the supervisor supremacist

Last week, I asked why anyone is still using the N-word. Which brings us to today’s nominee for the Worst Employer of 2018, which apparently did not receive the “Thou shalt never use the N-word, ever!” memo. The EEOC recently sued a Phoenix, Arizona, moving company, alleging that it created a racially hostile work environment for one of its employee’s, Clinton Lee. Specifically: Lee’s supervisor, Gary Carpenter, made numerous racially-charged remarks, including “white power,” “if you’re not ...
Tags: Law, Lee, PHOENIX Arizona, EEOC, Carpenter, Eric Meyer, Jon Hyman, Gary Carpenter, Clinton Lee, Carpenter Carpenter, Lee When Lee


WIRTW #512 (the “war pigs” edition)

I spent last Saturday night at Crocker Park, in Cleveland's western suburbs, watching Fake ID rock that luxury shopping mecca harder than I dare say it's ever been rocked before. I could have watched Norah and her bandmates play all night long. I had to settle for an hour and 40 minutes of dad-pride. Including this one—a scorching cover of Black Sabbath's classic, "War Pigs." Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Discrimination vs. Reality — via Heather Bussing at HR Examiner with John S...
Tags: New York, Law, California, Cisco, Missouri, Connecticut, Cleveland, Nlrb, Joe, Robin Shea, Jonathan, EEOC, Fla, Labor Movement, Eric Meyer, Donna Ballman


The Cult of the Complex

’Tis a gift to be simple. Increasingly, in our line of work, ’tis a rare gift indeed. In an industry that extols innovation over customer satisfaction, and prefers algorithm to human judgement (forgetting that every algorithm has human bias in its DNA), perhaps it should not surprise us that toolchains have replaced know-how. Likewise, in a field where young straight white dudes take an overwhelming majority of the jobs (including most of the management jobs) it’s perhaps to be expected that...
Tags: Css, Jen Simmons, Rachel Andrew, Aaron Gustafson, Eric Meyer, Said, By, NPM, Brandon Gregory, Chris House, Rachel Andrew The Story


WIRTW #511 (the “dads” edition)

Since we just celebrated Father’s Day, I thought I’d use this space to highlight some of the best posts I read this past week about working dads:  — via Next Blog  — via Harvard Business Review Five fun facts about fathers (in the workplace) — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider — via Insight — via WalletHub — via NPR As for my dad, he received a new fanny pack (I understand they are very much back in style; thanks, Amazon Prime, for delivering the gift four days l...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Maritime, Kkk, Michigan, Npr, Engadget, EEOC, WalletHub, Eric Meyer, Donna Ballman, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Kate Bischoff, Accellis Technology Group