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Jon Hyman
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Attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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WIRTW #432 (the "Hotel Norha" edition)
This what one’s happy place looks like Jack White month comes to an end with a few clips from Norah’s most excellent School of Rock “Many Shades of Jack White” show. She was asked to do a lot in this show. Of the 19 songs in the set, she sang lead on 9 (inc...
This what one’s happy place looks like Jack White month comes to an end with a few clips from Norah’s most excellent School of Rock “Man...
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The most expensive bottle of orange juice ever
Today, I bring you a first for the blog. A magic trick. Read along as the EEOC transforms a $1.69 bottle of OJ into $277,565. I’ll let the EEOC explain it’s own magic : A federal jury has found in favor of the EEOC in a federal disability discrimination law...
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Are you sure you want to take that case to trial?
Consider Locigno v. 425 West Bagley, Inc. [pdf] , decided last week by an Ohio appellate court. This case is remarkable. Because of some odd communications between a juror and the court, the concurring opinion gives a unique look behind the curtain of jury ...
Consider Locigno v. 425 West Bagley, Inc. [pdf] , decided last week by an Ohio appellate court. This case is remarkable. Because of some...
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Yes, these are my readers
It’s rare that I write a same-day follow-up post, but an email I received from a reader in response to this morning’s post merits special attention. The email read as follows: Your article on why your son hates Donald Trump is way off base. I think it exem...
It’s rare that I write a same-day follow-up post, but an email I received from a reader in response to this morning’s post merits special...
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When is December 1 not December 1? When two lawsuits challenge the new overtime rules.
On December 1, the Department of Labor’s new salary test for exempt employees is set to take effect, raising the salary level to qualify for certain white collar overtime exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week. That is, it is set to take effect if  ...
On December 1, the Department of Labor’s new salary test for exempt employees is set to take effect, raising the salary level to qualify f...
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11th circuit decision on dreadlocks and race asks big questions on the meaning of discrimination
In EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions [pdf] , the EEOC asked the 11th Circuit to determine whether banning an African-American employee from wearing dreadlocks constitutes race discrimination. In a lengthy decision that discusses the very concept of r...
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Will OSHA’s new whistleblower rules invalidate your settlement agreement?
When an employer presents an agreement to an employee ancillary to the separation of that employee’s employment, or settles a claim asserted by an employee, part of the bargain for which the employer is paying is finality. Yet, over the past couple of years...
When an employer presents an agreement to an employee ancillary to the separation of that employee’s employment, or settles a claim assert...
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Can you require flu shots for your employees?
As the calendar winds its way into autumn, and as the temperature starts to trend downward, we move into flu season. Which is why should pay special attention to this story from Employment Law 360 : A … hospital was sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportu...
As the calendar winds its way into autumn, and as the temperature starts to trend downward, we move into flu season. Which is why should ...
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WIRTW #431 (the “stop breaking down” edition)
Last Saturday was Jack White show #1 for Norah and her School of Rock friends. One of my personal highlights was Norah singing The White Stripes’s cover of the Robert Johnson 1937 blues classic, “Stop Breaking Down”. A video posted by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) ...
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Discourse matters
My eight-year-old son hates Donald Trump. I know hate is a strong word. I rarely use it (except when describing the most evil of all condiments, mustard. I hate mustard). But, Donovan hates Donald Trump. All you have to do is mention his name, and he will t...
My eight-year-old son hates Donald Trump. I know hate is a strong word. I rarely use it (except when describing the most evil of all condi...
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Regulating social media at work is a Sisyphean task
According to Ajilon (as reported by  BenefitsPro ), American employees spend 140 per year (or an average of 33 minutes per day) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks. Aggregated across all employees, the survey estimates this personal ti...
According to Ajilon (as reported by BenefitsPro ), American employees spend 140 per year (or an average of 33 minutes per day) on Face...
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WIRTW #430 (the “third man” edition)
I have officially dubbed September Jack White Month in the Hyman house. I’ve never hid my love of all things Jack White . So, when the same month brings us the release of Jack White – Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 , a live Tonight Show performance , and my ...
I have officially dubbed September Jack White Month in the Hyman house. I’ve never hid my love of all things Jack White . So, when the sam...
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A provider of proactive employment law services to solve businesses's workforce problems.
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Jon Hyman—a partner at Cleveland’s Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis—provides proactive and results-driven solutions to employers’ workforce problems. Jon concentrates his practice in the representation of companies in employment disputes. His recent victories include defeating certification of a wage and hour class action, obtaining summary judgment in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, and obtaining a jury verdict in a theft of trade secrets case. He also serves as an “outside in-house counsel” for businesses that lack an in-house labor & employment attorney, drafting policies and handbooks, auditing HR practices and procedures, and advising companies on day-to-day HR issues.

Jon is the author of the nationally recognized and award winning Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, which the ABA Journal commended as one of the top 100 legal blogs five years running, and which LexisNexis named as one of the top 25 Labor & Employment Blogs

Two prominent HR websites also feature Jon as a blogger—Workforce.com and Business Management Daily. Additionally, Jon has joined the editorial advisory board of Workforce Magazine, for which he writes a monthly column.

Jon's most recent book, The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Law, is a practical handbook designed to help business owners and managers navigate the ever-changing maze of labor and employment laws, rules, and regulations. Jon also parlayed his experience as an early adopter of social media to edit and co-author the book Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace

Jon is also an in-demand national speaker on employment law and social media issues. Additionally, he serves as an employment law resource for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He also appeared as a guest on WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas, discussing work place social media issues. You can listen to a recording at www.ideastream.org/soi/entry/42863.

Jon is also a Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Star in Employment Law six out of the last seven years.

Jon also appeared on a November 1999 episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but sadly lacked the fastest fingers.

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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    1994 - 1997
  • Binghamton University
    1990 - 1994
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