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WIRTW #441 (the “Burl Ives” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Christmas Carol and the Old 97’s are two things that make me very happy. When the Old 97’s sing a Christmas carol. For this week’s musical share, I bring you Rhett and the boys performing “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” If this doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, nothing will.

WIRTW #471 (the “free press … sort of” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Hey look, it’s me, in Crain’s Cleveland Business, discussing the employee handbooks : Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Compliance with Today’s Anti-Discrimination Laws Through a History Lesson — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The Hymans did not take a vacation this summer. Tschüss” is the German equivalent of “bye.” Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Why Your Diversity Program May Be Helping Women but Not Minorities (or Vice Versa) — via Harvard Business Review. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #449 (the “do-over” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Whether you are left or right, blue or red, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, it’s hard to argue that the first 28 days of POTUS 45 have been anything other than a dumpster fire. He nominated someone eminently qualified to run the Department of Labor. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #440 (the “muzak” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I was the first participant to dial in, and was prepared for a few moments of smooth jazz for my listening non-pleasure. Instead, I got this song, “I’m on Hold,” by Alex Cornell , one of the company’s founders, who wrote the song specifically for this purpose. Kudos to any company that thinks outside the box and tries something different to make the mundane a little less so. Here’s what I read the past two weeks: Discrimination. Wage & Hour.