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WIRTW #546 (the “Arrivederci” edition)

Today is good bye … but only for two weeks. My kids' school gives them that much time off for Spring Break each year. So we are headed to Italy. Rome and Florence to be precise. I'll be back on April 1 (no foolin') with some thoughts about what I learned on my Spring Break. In the meantime, if you have any last minute tips on what to do, see, or eat in either of these cities, drop a note in the comments below. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Two-Percent, Schmoopercent — via Kate Bi...
Tags: Spotify, Texas, Law, Congress, Chicago, Ada, Florence, Harvard Business Review, Joe, Citrix, Jonathan, EEOC, NLRA, Eric Meyer, FLSA, Jon Hyman


The 8th nominee for the “worst employer of 2019” is … the lascivious leader

I can't do any better of job than the EEOC did in describing the parade of horribles the one supervisor wrought at Sys-Con, a Montgomery, Alabama, general contractor: According to the EEOC's lawsuit, from December 2015 to May 2017, a supervisor at Sys-Con's worksite at the Hyundai manufacturing plant in Montgomery, demanded sexual favors from two non-English speaking Hispanic female employees and watched pornographic videos in front of them. The EEOC further charged that the supervisor se...
Tags: Law, Hyundai, Montgomery, Montgomery Alabama, EEOC, Eric Meyer, Jon Hyman


WIRTW #545 (the “International Women's Day” edition) #IWD2019

Happy International Women's Day! I didn't always consider myself a feminist. But I'm proud to call myself one ever since May 27, 2006—the day my daughter was born. It wasn't that I was hostile to the issue; I just never engaged in any active thought about it. Now that I have a female life for which I am responsible, I fully embrace the term. I worry about the world in which she lives, and how that world may treat her because of her sex. ❔ Will she have the same opportunities? ❔ Will she earn the...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Connecticut, Ada, Harvard Business Review, Aba, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, FMLA, FLSA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Mike Haberman, John Sumser


WIRTW #544 (the “it's a shame” edition)

I love how my kid's school embraces their individuality and creativity. Back in the fall, my wife and I had a quick conversation with one of Norah's teachers about her music, which led to him suggesting that she bring her guitar to school to share a song at one of their Wednesday morning all-division meetings. After a few weather related false starts, Norah finally had her chance this week. She chose to play It's a Shame, by First Aid Kit. I fully understand that I am a biased dad. But, I also t...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Comcast, Bill, Omega, Florida Bar, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, FMLA, Business Insurance, Jon Hyman, Norah, Mike Haberman, Hunton Employment Labor Law Perspectives


WIRTW #543 (the “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day at the office” edition)

What was your worst day at work? Does it top the day that Cleveland criminal defense attorney Aaron Brockler had this past Tuesday? I'll let Cleveland.com explain what happened: A Warrensville Heights man shocked a courtroom full of spectators Tuesday when he sucker-punched his own defense attorney after a judge sentenced him to 45 years in prison…. Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputies took down David Chislton after the 42-year-old struck lawyer Aaron Brockler in the face with both of his han...
Tags: Google, Minnesota, Law, Social Media, Mlb, Cleveland, Nlrb, Joe, Cuyahoga County, Robin Shea, Warrensville Heights, Eric Meyer, John Grisham, FLSA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas


WIRTW #542 (the “Scared. Ashamed. Crippled.” edition)

A few days ago, Mark Goldstein, an attorney at Reed Smith, tweeted me (and others) this:   If you read on thing this week, read Mark's article, 'Scared. Ashamed. Crippled.': How One Lawyer Overcame Living With Depression in Big Law. We are in the middle of a mental health crisis in America. The more we talk openly about it, the more it becomes de-stigmatized, and the more comfortable those suffering will be to come forward and seek the help they need. It took a lot of courage for Mark...
Tags: Law, America, Iowa, Reed Smith, Omega, Mark, Robin Shea, EEOC, Eric Meyer, Donna Ballman, Ragan, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, SHRM, Mark Goldstein, Jon Hyman


WIRTW #541 (the “Purl” edition)

Purl is an online-only Pixar short about a ball of yarn appropriately named Purl who gets a job in a bro-tastic workplace. As the only female, and only ball of yarn, working at B.R.O. Capital, she struggles to fit and yearns for acceptance from her all male, all human, co-workers. Purl's story has a lot to say about diversity and inclusion, and is well worth the just under nine minutes of your time. Here's what I read this week: Discrimination Ageism: A White Man’s Introduction To Discriminatio...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Youtube, Pixar, Facetime, Harvard Business Review, Joe, Trump, Eric Meyer, Pearce, OSHA, PURL, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Laurie Ruettimann, Kate Bischoff


WIRTW #540 (the “wheels off” edition)

The one question people ask me more than any other about this blog? "How do you write every day?" My answer, "Because I love it." The practice of law, for all of its challenges and rewards, can be mundane. This blog lets me be creative. I love the creativity of sharing information in a manner that makes it accessible and entertaining. If I didn't love this creative process, this blog would have died long ago, instead of just having passed 3,000(!) posts since it's inception nearly 12 years ago. ...
Tags: Google, Law, Obama, Washington Post, Ohio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Ada, Harvard Business Review, Cyberspace, Rhett Miller, Robin Shea, Circuit Court, Rosanne, Eric Meyer, OSHA, FMLA


Bad employment policies lead to new legislation

All the way back in October 2014, I wrote about an Illinois Jimmy John's franchisee that had required all of its employees to sign a Non-Compete Agreement as a condition of employment.  I was not kind to this employer: It's one thing to bind your managers and other high-level employees to a noncompetition agreement. It's another to require the same of your low-level sandwich makers and cash-register operators. The lower down the food chain you move, the harder it becomes ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Marco Rubio, Rubio, Eric Meyer, FLSA, Jon Hyman, Felix Mittermeier, Illinois Jimmy John


WIRTW #539 (the “cover story” edition)

Big week in our house, as our 12-year-old daughter just had her first official press. Cleveland's Scene Magazine interviewed her for this week's cover story, on Cleveland-area cover bands.  Needless to say, she was pretty jazzed about the whole experience. And, she impressed the hell out of me: Each new generation is also embracing classic rock—and some are even taking an open-minded perspective on the sonic opportunities afforded by cover bands. "People like seeing them because it's music t...
Tags: Post, Law, Senate, Cleveland, Nlrb, Best Way, EEOC, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Hyman, Jon Hyman, Labor Employment Law Navigator OSHA, Laurie Ruettimann, Kate Bischoff, Covington Catholic, Cleveland s Scene Magazine


The 4th nominee for the “worst employer of 2019” is … the flagrant farmer

I'll let the EEOC do the heavy lifting on today's nominee for the Worst Employer of 2019 (the 4th thus far): A federal jury rendered a verdict … awarding $850,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to a female farmworker at Favorite Farms in Dover, Fla., who was raped by her supervisor and reported it to police and management that same day.… The evidence at trial showed that management at Favorite Farms, which primarily grows strawberries, failed to properly investigate the complaint, and i...
Tags: Law, EEOC, Eric Meyer, Jon Hyman, Favorite Farms, Dover Fla, Instead Favorite Farms


‘Alita: Battle Angel – Passport to Iron City’ Immersive Experience Transports You to a Cyberpunk Dystopia

“I’ve never seen such ‘orrible scrapping in my life.” A man sporting a Hawaiian shirt and a strong Cockney accent berates me for me slow work in the scrapyard, which isn’t really a scrapyard but a small booth filled with piles of metal scrap and hidden clues. Find the most valuable piece of scrap and win the most credits is the game, and it’s easy to get caught up in it. I find a weird, rusty contraption with a plug. “Read the small print on the outlets,” the ethereal long-haired woman in a sil...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Events, Features, Austin, Fox, Adaptation, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Gibson, Eric Meyer, Iron City, Williamsburg Brooklyn


WIRTW #538 (the “drones” edition)

OSHA is now using camera-carrying drones to investigate outdoor workplaces. The good news? Use is intended to be limited to areas that are otherwise difficult and dangerous for OSHA inspectors to access. Plus, OSHA will not use them without an employer's consent. The bad news? Employers that withhold consent could face OSHA's ire and a search warrant. Plus, the program lacks any protections for things like scope of recording, employee privacy, or third-party access to the video. You can more abo...
Tags: Google, Law, United States, Connecticut, Hilton, Poland, SEC, Ohio, Huawei, Nlrb, Joe, Robin, Engadget, EEOC, Dave Buster, Eric Meyer


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