Thursday, May 9, 2019

Happy 12th Anniversary to the Ohio Employer Law Blog

Twelve years ago today I launched the Ohio Employer Law Blog.

On May 9, 2007, I published, The Song Remains the Same — Has Burlington Northern Really Changed the Landscape of Retaliation Claims? Not my finest work, but everyone’s gotta start somewhere.

In the dozen years since, I’ve published 3,135(!) posts, which you have read millions of times. It’s truly astounding to me, and I thank all of you who have read, clicked, shared, commented, and connected with me over the years. The absolute best part of this endeavor is the relationships I’ve built and friendships I’ve made.

In honor of today’s blogiversary, and understanding that many of you haven’t been on this ride from the beginning, I thought I’d share a favorite post from each of the Blog’s 12 years. After all, 3,000+ posts is a lot to read through if you’re late to the game.

Year 1: Lessons from Children’s Lit

Year 2: 6 tips to avoid an employment lawsuit

Year 3: What to look for in an employment lawyer
Year 4: The art of the apology

Year 5: If employees had common sense, I’d be out of a job
Year 6: Taking issue with the term “wage theft”

Year 7: How flexible are our modern workplaces?

Year 8: A rock-and-roll employment lesson, via the Old 97’s
Year 9: When schoolyard bullies become workplace bullies
Year 10: A dramatic retelling of an NLRB protected concerted activity decision

Year 11: “Measure twice, cut once,” and, for the love of God, don’t email porn to everyone on your company’s contact list
Year 12: Gillette’s toxic masculinity ad isn’t the problem; toxic masculinity is the problem

Here’s to a dozen more years of blogging fun!

* Photo by Thor Alvis on Unsplash