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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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  • Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
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Philadelphia, PA - Binghamton, NY
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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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Saving corporate America one workplace at a time.
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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    1994 - 1997
  • Binghamton University
    1990 - 1994
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Ohio Supreme Court sides with workers’ comp fraud
Ohio has a specific statute that protects injured workers from retaliation after filing a workers’ compensation claim. O.R.C. 4123.90 states: No employer shall discharge, demote, reassign, or take any
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of public Wi-Fi?
According to Politico , an IT company set up various fake Wi-Fi networks around the RNC with names such as “Google Starbucks”, “I vote Trump! free Internet”, and “I vote Hillary! free Internet”. The goal was to see how many people would join the unsecured n...
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Ohio appellate decision sends working moms back to the 1950s
Employee claims her supervisor advised her not to apply for an open position because, “she is a single mother with kids and if [she] had to take time off work, it would jam [us] up for getting someone to cover the scheduling.” Employee sues for gender discr...
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WIRTW #421 (the “D-Man” edition)
Happy 8th birthday (yesterday, actually) to the best son a dad could ask for. He hasn’t had the easiest 8 years, but he’s always smiling and making people laugh. And for that (and too many other reasons to list) we love him to pieces. Here’s what I read thi...
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Why #BlackLivesMatter should matter to employers
Earlier this week, an African-American Nashville police officer was decommissioned for changing his Facebook profile photo to that of Black Panther National Chairman Bobby Seale and Huey Newton holding a Colt .45 and a shotgun. The photo became iconic in th...
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Development an anti-harassment culture is key to stopping workplace harassment
You’ve likely heard that former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes , her former boss and the Chairman and CEO of Fox News. The lawsuit alleges that Ailes retaliated against Carlson (which included ultima...
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WIRTW #422 (the “Pikachu” edition)
The story of the week? Not the RNC, but Pokémon GO!, something about which I (happily) know very little. What does the blogosphere have to say about this phenomenon? Pokémon GO! Catch ‘Em All—All The Workplace Issues, That Is  — via Labor & Employment Law N...
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Don’t forget your b.s. meter when conducting workplace investigations
By now, you’ve likely heard about the plagiarism flap that has embroiled the GOP following Melania Trump’s Monday-night convention speech. In case you missed it, Melania Trump (or her speechwriter) is accused of copying parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC sp...
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Court permits use of employee’s own racist Facebook posts in race-discrimination case
I read with interest this morning’s post on Eric Meyer ’s Employer Handbook Blog , entitled,  Court says employee’s Facebook page on race stereotypes is fair game at trial . The post discusses a recent federal court decision  which permitted an employer to ...
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When COBRA and workers’ comp collide
Every now and again I get a question from a client to which I don’t know the answer, or the answer surprises me. It doesn’t happen that often, and when it does I’m man enough to admit it. Yesterday I received just such a question. Must an employer continue ...
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Paternalism vs. pregnancy discrimination
Paternalism and pregnant workers do not mix. Case in point? According to this EEOC press release , the agency has sued a North Carolina retail-furniture franchise for pregnancy discrimination. According to EEOC’s complaint, the company hired Chantoni McBryd...
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WIRTW #420 (the “live” edition)
It’s been a while since I’ve given an update on upcoming speaking gigs, and I have a few upcoming. So, without further adieu. On July 27, I will be delivering Hot Topics in Wage-Hour Law for 2016 for the Cleveland HR Star Conference . On September 27, I’ll ...
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