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Showing posts with label site news. Show all posts

Friday, July 9, 2021

WorldatWork’s Work in Progress podcast—Episode 118: A Conversation with Employment/Labor Attorney Jon Hyman

This week marks my record-setting third appearance on WorkatWork's Work in Progress podcast. Tune in to listen to me talk about employer vaccination policies, transgender bathroom rights, workplace drug testing, and an assortment of other controversial issues in between. We also started our conversation with a bonus chat on the latest RRHOF inductees. Which one am I most excited about? You'll have to listen to find out.

A huge thank you to Charles Epstein and Tom Alexander for inviting me back on. Tom, I'm anxiously awaiting receipt of a Popeye's chicken sandwich as my "three-timer" award. I'm just hoping it's delivered in the form of a value-appropriate gift card and not an actual sandwich. 

You can listen below, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

We learn more from our failures than our successes

A couple of months ago I was approached by the That One Case podcast to record an episode. This show asks lawyers to share the story of one case that has stood out over their careers. As they pitched it, that case could be a big win that defined my career, a turning point that took my work down an unexpected path, or simply the case of which I am most proud.

Monday, March 15, 2021


Today brings BIG changes for my career and me. It's my first day of work at Wickens Herzer Panza after relocating my practice and joining its Board of Directors, Litigation Department, and Employment & Labor practice team (which I'll help guide).

I am beyond excited for the opportunity and platform my new home offers my practice, my clients, and me. Stay tuned for some exciting ideas about how I can better help your business proactively solve your workforce problems.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

A thank you and a mission statement

Tomorrow, I was to receive my award from the Cleveland-area chapter of the National Association of Social Workers as its Public Citizen of the Year. Sadly, but understandably, coronavirus caused the event to be postponed. Since I will not have the opportunity to deliver my remarks (and I’m not sure when I will), I’m sharing them here.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronavirus resource update 🦠😷

As Ohio recorded its first three official coronavirus cases, I thought now is as good a time as any to share some COVID-19 resources I recently prepared, participated in, or will be participating in.

First, I recorded an episode of the SpheraNOW podcast where I discuss the risks and best practices for employers during this outbreak.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

“It’s a major award!”

I hate tooting my own horn. It usually comes off as self-serving and tasteless. But, sometimes it’s unavoidable. Today is one of those days.

I’m being honored by the Cleveland-area chapter of the National Association of Social Workers as its Public Citizen of the Year. 

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.

Monday, November 12, 2018

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?

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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Did you miss the Employment Law Year in Review webinar? Today is your lucky day.

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting, along with four other “top employment law bloggers” (at least according to Corporate Counsel), plus the Evil HR Lady herself, Suzanne Lucas, a webinar entitled the “Employment Law Year in Review.”

Response was much higher than anticipated for this event, so much so that we had to turn people away. I hate turning people away.

So, we decided to make the webinar recording available for everyone to enjoy.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

I am honored to have been the first ever guest on the Hostile Work Environment podcast

Have you cast your vote yet for the Worst Employer of 2017?

Whether your answer is “Yes,” “Not yet”, or “What are you talking about,” I recommend you listen to the latest installment of the Hostile Work Environment podcast (available today).

I was honored be the first guest ever on what has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. (Thanks to Marc and Dennis!)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It’s amazing what one finds while packing

Yesterday afternoon, I received the following email from a co-worker:
To: Office All
Subject: Pardon the office all email 
I am sure you all have found interesting things that you had completely forgotten as you cleaned up your workspaces. I have no idea where I obtained this, but I hope you find it as funny as I did.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Announcing “The Employment Law Year in Review” Webinar

Do you enjoy webinars?

Do you have an affinity for six of the internet’s top labor and employment law and HR bloggers coming together to present said webinar?

Do you desire SHRM and HRCI credits?

Before you answer, what if told you all of the above is FREE.

Then what are you waiting for? Click here, now.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Listen to me on the Talent10x podcast discuss the current state of LGBTQ discrimination

I have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Workforce Magazine. I’ve been blogging at for the past five-plus years. I write a monthly column for the magzine. And, I serve on its editorial advisory board. Now, you can also add “podcaster” to my Workforce CV.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Celebrating a decade of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy blogiversary to me

Nine years ago today, I launched the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog.

During that span, millions have read 2,421 posts (OMG!).

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Huffington Post runs my bullying story

It started with a personal email from Arianna Huffington herself:
We would love to feature your voice on HuffPost on this important issue as it would resonate with many of our readers.
With that, my post about what employers and employees can learn from my son being bullied at school is now running on the Huffington Post, and I’m an official HuffPost blogger.

You can (re)read the story here:

If you don’t mind doing me a solid, click on the link and share my story on your personal pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Announcing my induction to the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame

Blawg 100 Hall of FameMost people assume that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame indicated seminal acts such as the Rolling Stones as part of the museum’s inaugural class. Those assumptions are wrong. The Stones did not earn their enshrinement until 1989, in the Hall’s fourth year.

I guess I’m the Rolling Stones of legal bloggers. Yesterday, the ABA Journal inducted me into its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame, in the fourth year the magazine has bestowed such an honor. It also marks my sixth consecutive (and last) honor in the Blawg 100. As a Hall of Famer, I’m required to stand aside for future Blawg 100 lists to make room for new blood.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Is the government out get you? Find out on September 17 at our next breakfast briefing.

Join my partners and me on September 17 as we present Meyers Roman’s next Breakfast Briefing, Is the Government Out to Get You? Essential Human Relations Policies for Compliance.

Recent aggressive initiatives by the EEOC, the DOL, the NLRB, and OSHA and their impact on your business are creating concern and uncertainty in the workplace. Credit/criminal background checks, LGBT discrimination, OSHA investigations, employee misclassification, and social media handbook policies will all be discussed at MRFL’s next Breakfast Briefing focusing on this most timely topic.

Seth Briskin, Chair of our Labor & Employment Practice Group, Jon Hyman, our award-winning employment law blogger, and Steve Dlott, Chair of our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, will provide an overview of the hot topics on the government’s watch list, critical information of which every Human Relations department and member of management needs to be aware.

WHEN: September 17, 2015
TIME: 7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast / 8:00-9:30 Seminar
WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton (3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, 44122)
COST: Free

***2 Hours of HRCI credit will be given***

Seating is limited. To reserve you space, RSVP to Sara Cox— or 216-831-0042.

Friday, June 26, 2015

My appearance on Stossel, now live on the Internet.

Special bonus on this fine summer Friday. If you missed my appearance on Stossel two weeks ago, Fox Business has posted the episode on its website.

You can watch it here. My segment starts at 18:39.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It’s five in a row for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

For the fifth year in a row, I am honored that the ABA Journal has chosen the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog for the Blawg 100, its list of the 100 best legal blogs.

Last night on Twitter, another of the honorees affectionately called me an “employment law nerd” because of my selection. It is a title I wear as a badge of honor. As has been the case for the four prior years, I am thrilled to be on a list of blogs of such high quality written by lawyers who are my friends.

Now comes the shameless part. If you are so inclined, the ABA Journal is asking you to weigh in and vote on your favorites. Go to to register and vote. Voting ends at close of business on Dec. 19, 2014.

Thank you to all my readers.