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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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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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“The devil made me do it” is not a defense to insidious wage-and-hour violations
Late last week, the Department of Labor announced that it had filed a wage-and-hour lawsuit against Akron, Ohio, televangelist Ernest Angley and the for-profit buffet his church operates. The allegations are, to put it mildly, ugly. From Ohio.com : Defendan...
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Happy birthday ADA
Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25 years old. We've come a long way in the past 25 years, from a statute intended to open employment access to those with disabilities, to decades of judicial decisions that effectively closed that acces...
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Insubordination or protected conduct? 6th Circuit has the answer.
Is there a line that separates an employee’s insubordinate outburst from an expression of protected conduct?  Yazdian v. ConMed Endoscopic Technologies, Inc. (6th Cir. 7/14/15)  suggest that the answer may be “no”. Reza Yazdian, a former territory manager f...
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Everything you want to know about the new overtime rules in 3:44
You have to hand it to the Department of Labor. It has gotten creative to spread its message to American workers about the pending changes to the overtime rules . Last week, the DOL published to its blog a short YouTube video entitled, White Board Explainer...
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Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?
Last night, on the Huffington Post , President Obama blogged his intentions to announce long-awaited new overtime regulations later today. In a post entitled, “ A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay ,” the President wrote: Right now, too many American...
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WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)
Next time you think you had a bad day at work, remember, at least you weren’t hit with an axe. From Mediate : During last Sunday’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Pete Hegseth tossed an axe to tease an upcoming segment on timbersports, missed the target...
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It shouldn’t be newsworthy when a court applies “common sense” to resolve a dispute
I’d like to think that after 8-plus years of blogging, I’ve banked some capital as one who offers a common-sense approach to the often crazy world of labor and employment law. It’s refreshing to read a judicial opinion that toes the same line. Southern New ...
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Recordkeeping policies: how long is too long?
Yesterday we examined a recordkeeping issue specific to potential adverse impact claims under Title VII. Today, I want to cast the net a little wider and look at how long you need to keep a variety of documents related to your employees. A few important poi...
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2nd Circuit becomes 2nd court to toss DOL internship test
Four years ago, the 6th Circuit, in Solis v. Laurelbook Sanitarium and School , rejected the Department of Labor’s six-factored test for determining whether an “intern” is an employee entitled to wages. In its place, the court adopted a “primary benefit” te...
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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. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com You can watch it here . My segment starts at 18:39.
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A lesson in how NOT to respond to a harassment complaint
Diana Retuerto worked in the office of Berea Moving & Storage. She claimed that the company’s owner, Willard Melton, made “verbal advances” towards her, including comments about dreams he was having about her, her physical appearance, and questions about he...
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