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Jon Hyman
Works at Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
Attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Lives in Cleveland, OH
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WIRTW #427 (the “treat me like your mother” edition)
Someday I am going to convert this legal blog into a full-time dad/music blog. Until then, you get my semi-regular kids/musical posts. Like today’s. The lot was definitely rocked today for School of Rock Strongsville’s fall show preview. This was my persona...
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A wage/hour primer for employers with tipped employees
Employment Law 360 is reporting that a waitress is suing Walt Disney World for improperly taking a “tip credit” and paying her less than the minimum wage even though she spent significant time performing non-tipped work. That story got me thinking that in t...
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Federal court's rejection of LGBT discrimination claim on religious grounds has scary implications
Last week, a Michigan federal judge rejected the EEOC’s claim that Title VII covers transgender status or gender identity as protected classes. In EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (E.D. Mich. 8/18/16) [pdf] , the agency pursued a sex-discrimination ...
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Hard to believe that overt pregnancy discrimination still exists … yet it does
Pregnancy discrimination has been unlawful under federal law since 1978. You’d think by now employers would have learned their lesson—that women should not have to choose between being pregnant and being employed. Yet, this recent story from the Washington ...
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When the Department of Labor can’t even figure out the FLSA…
According to Employment Law 360 , the U.S. Department of Labor has agreed to pay $7 million to settle claims that it failed to pay overtime to thousands of its employees: “This is the agency that goes around fining all the private employers for doing the sa...
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WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)
The Hymans did not take a vacation this summer. Instead, our vacation came to us. Three years ago we hosted a foreign exchange student from Germany. Zarah entered our house as a stranger, and 10 months later left as our German daughter. Three weeks ago she ...
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OSHA's new Whistleblower Investigations Manual creates a huge burden for employers
Image via Lifehack.org http://goo.gl/sn/VO1H We typically think of OSHA in terms of workplace safety. Safety, however, is only a small part of what OSHA does. In fact, in addition to guarding our nations’ workers from workplace hazards, OSHA also enforces t...
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Did the 7th Circuit finally kill McDonnell Douglas?
If you are an employment lawyer, the words “McDonnell Douglas” will bring a sentimental tear to your eye. For the unfamiliar, the McDonnell Douglas  is an evidentiary framework used in discrimination cases, which lack direct evidence of discrimination, to d...
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WIRTW #426 (the “back to school” edition)
They are responsible for the matching outfits, not me. Norah and Donovan could not be happier to be back @lakeridgeacademy. #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #lakeridgeacademy A photo posted by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Aug 17, 2016 at 7:00am PDT Here’s what I...
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DOL wage/hour agreement with Subway raises legitimate joint-employer concerns
The Department of Labor recently unveiled an agreement with Subway through which the fast-food giant has agreed to assist its franchisees in their wage-and-hour compliance. According to the DOL the agreement builds upon the division’s ongoing work to provid...
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ABA amends model professional conduct rules to prohibit discrimination. What took it so long?
Last week, during its annual meeting, the American Bar Association amended its model rules of professional conduct to incorporate employment discrimination into attorneys’ ethical mandates. Model Rule 8.4 now reads as follows: (g) It is professional miscond...
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Being accident free is important for a truck driver, says Ohio court
I love common sense legal decisions. Hartman v. Ohio Department of Transportation is one such case. It's holding—four preventable accidents in nine months disqualifies a truck driver from further employment. Fred Hartman drove trucks for 50 years, the last ...
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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
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