Friday, November 30, 2012

WIRTW #251 (the “sphere of influence” edition)

I’ve been at this blogging thing for more than five-and-a-half years. In that time, I’ve had some awesome opportunities come my way as a result.

  • My second book—The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Law—is now available on Amazon. (More details on this next week.)
  • My first book, which I co-authored with some friends—Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace—remains available for download from Thompson.
  • I’ve appeared too many times to count on Stephanie Thomas’s fabulous Proactive Employer Podcast, including my upcoming appearance next Thursday at 3 pm to promote The Employer Bill of Rights.
  • I’ve done other radio appearances, including DriveThruHR and NPR.
  • I’ve spoken at myriad seminars (thanks to SmartBusiness for my most recent speaking gig, an engaging panel on the legal risks of social media at this week’s Midwest Social Media Summit)
  • And, I’ve been syndicated. In addition to reading my posts right here at the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, you can also read many republished on Crain’s Workforce, under the byline, The Practical Employer.

This week, I’m adding another opportunity. For the past four years, I’ve edited Business Management Daily’s Ohio Employment Law Newsletter. Next month will be its last print edition. The publisher offered to continue our relationship online, and will publish my content in blog form. My newest blog, Business Management Daily’s The Legal Workplace, debuted yesterday. It will feature original content every other Thursday.

If I could just figure out how to clone myself, this would all become a whole lot easier.

Here’s the rest of what I read the past two weeks:


Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations