Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Kindergarten Edition

Today, my daughter started kindergarten. To commemorate this milestone, this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival celebrates the synergy between the simple lessons we learn early in life and the places we work later in life (with apologies to Robert Fulghum).

All I Really Need To Know About Employment Law I Learned in Kindergarten:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people.

Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life—learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together. Wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned—the biggest word of all—LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living. And it is still true, no matter how old you are—when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
    Heather Bussing, at, will host next month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival, on September 21. If you want to participate, email her a link to your employment-law-related blog post by September 16. If you want to host a future edition of the Carnival, email its curator, Eric Meyer.Because I hosted this month’s Carnival, WIRTW will not run this Friday, and will return with to its regularly featured slot next Friday, with #190.

    Written by Jon Hyman, a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz. For more information, contact Jon at (216) 736-7226 or