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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 #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


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


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


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 #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 12th nominee for the “worst employer of 2018” is … the soulless supervisor

I did not intend to run back-to-back "worst employer" nominees. And then I received this reader submission (thanks Suzanne Lucas). The headline says it all: Manager fired after her callous texts with a mom whose son is on life support go viral From wtsp.com: A mom requesting time off work at a gas station because of a family emergency went viral because the text exchange with her boss shared on Facebook was shockingly callous. The Michigan mom, Crystal Reynolds Fisher, told her manager tha...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Michigan, Dawn, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Crystal Reynolds Fisher, Crystal s Facebook, Folk Oil Company


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


WIRTW #510 (the “communication breakdown” edition)

“Best Band I’ve ever heard!” “You kids Rocked best band I’ve seen in long time. I would pay to see Fake ID again WOW” “Could of listened to u all day. VERY IMPRESSED!” “I was blown away by your talent! Very impressive!” These are just a few of the comments made by folks who saw Fake ID play a killer hour-long set over the Memorial Day weekend at Ohio Bike Week. (I agree with all of the above comments, but I’m also a bit biased.) If you are looking for something to do next Saturday evening, head ...
Tags: Law, NFL, Connecticut, Ohio, Cleveland, Harvard Business Review, Nlrb, EEOC, Social Media Examiner, NLRA, Eric Meyer, Kris Dunn, Dan Schwartz, Crocker Park, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas


WIRTW #509 (the “he did not just say that” edition)

CNN reports that billionaire real estate magnate Sam Zell recently said the following while speaking at a real estate investment trusts trade association: I never promoted a woman because she was a woman. I never demoted a woman because she was a woman. My issue is what do you do, what do you produce, how do you interrelate to the rest of the business. I don’t think there’s ever been a, “We gotta get more pussy on the block, OK?” To make matters worse, this is the same guy who, eight years...
Tags: Law, Abc, Cnn, New York Times, Connecticut, Union, Ada, Nlrb, George Costanza, Eric Meyer, Ragan, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, FMLA, Sam Zell, Jon Hyman


WIRTW #508 (the “last day of school” edition)

Today is the last day of school. My almost 7th grader is so ready for summer break. Call it middle school burnout. My almost 4th grader? Not so much. He’s already prepped me for a waterfall of tears and dragging him out of school later this morning. At least he looked happy waiting for the bus. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination #MeToo Challenges Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements — via The Fromholz Firm Have you advertised for a candidate with a maximum amount of exper...
Tags: Law, Intel, Starbucks, Ada, Roseanne Barr, Joe, EEOC, DOL, OMB, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Mike Haberman


WIRTW #506 (the “car … scratch … melt …” edition)

What’s your security blanket? That place you go when your soul needs a hug? Mine is music. Today, my security blanket grew a few sizes, because Peter Gabriel finally added his catalog to Spotify. For many, their entrée to Peter was John Cusack, boombox aloft in Say Anything. My exposure was a half-decade earlier. Growing up in Philadelphia, I started each morning listening to John DeBella’s Morning Zoo on WMMR. And Peter Gabriel was its patron saint. So I was exposed to a lot of PG’s music in ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, California, House, Philadelphia, Seattle, Harvard Business Review, Nlrb, Courtney Barnett, Wells Fargo, John Cusack, Peter, Peter Gabriel, Eric Meyer, Kris Dunn, OSHA


WIRTW #505 (the “birthday” edition)

This week I celebrated two milestones. On May 9, the Ohio Employers Law Blog turned 11 (and after 11 years I finally dropped the apostrophe; grammarians, debate). The day prior, Loula, our beloved family pet, turned 6. Six is a milestone age for a dog in my family. I’ve never had a dog live this long. Flyer, my beagle, passed away at 5 from autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Zoey, our lab (and our “let’s get a dog before we have kids” dog), also passed away at 5 (you can read my obituary for her her...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, California, Tesla, Cnn, Connecticut, Ada, Harvard Business Review, Nlrb, Instagram Photos, Eric Meyer, Jeff Nowak, OSHA, Dan Schwartz, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas


WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Never in my life did I think that I’d ever attend a biker rally. Yet, four days from tomorrow, I’ll be in Sandusky, at Ohio Bike Week. Why? I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. If you’re attending, please say hi. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. Here’s what I read this week. Discrimination If You’re Sued, Your Sexual Harassment Report Could Become Public — via TLNT Labor Department tells senators it’s too ‘complex’ to collect s...
Tags: Law, California, Connecticut, Michigan, Hostile Work Environment, Social Media Examiner, NLRA, Eric Meyer, Sandusky, Dan Schwartz, Krebs, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Norah, Suzanne Lucas, Mike Haberman


BP defends petrol pricing strategy

BP has defended its petrol pricing strategy in the wake of a leaked email which revealed a move to push up prices.In the email, BP pricing manager Suzanne Lucas outlined a plan to counter dwindling sales in Ōtaki, where the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Bp, Suzanne Lucas


Leaked email lifts lid on BP's petrol pricing strategy

A leaked email has exposed the pricing strategy underpinning the petrol industry. In the email obtained by Stuff, BP pricing manager Suzanne Lucas outlined a plan to counter dwindling sales in Ōtaki, where the price of fuel... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Suzanne Lucas, Stuff BP


WIRTW #503 (the “bald is beautiful” edition)

I need to get something off my chest. An albatross I’ve carried since my teenage years. I’ve been crushed by the weight of success, intelligence, and sheer masculinity. And now science has finally, and thankfully, provided a rational explanation for my years of pain. Bald men look more successful, intelligent and masculine — science says   Men with bald heads are often seen as more dominant and successful by everyone around them, according to a study of the University of Pennsylvan...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, Law, Obama, Silicon Valley, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business Review, Trump, George Costanza, Adams, Albert, Engadget, U S Chamber of Commerce, Eric Meyer, Donna Ballman, Jon Hyman