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The Legal Workplace Blog

Jonathan Hyman—a partner at Cleveland’s Kohrman Jackson & Krantz—provides proactive and results-driven solutions to employers’ workforce problems. Jon concentrates his practice on the representation of companies in employment disputes. His recent victories include defeating certification of a wage-and-hour class action and obtaining summary judgment in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. He also serves as an “outside in-house counsel” for businesses that lack an in-house labor and employment attorney, drafting policies, 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 has commended as one of the top 100 legal blogs three years running, and which LexisNexis has honored as one of the top Labor & Employment blogs. His 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 co-authored Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace.

Jon has been a Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Star in the area of Employment Law six out of the last seven years. Lastly, Jon appeared on a November 1999 episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, but, sadly, lacked the fastest fingers.

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The DSM 5, the official psychiatrist’s diagnostic manual, has accepted Internet Use Disorder for inclusion, albeit in a section devoted to conditions that require further research. This “disease” has its roots in a 1995 satirical hoax by Dr. Ivan Goldberg. Despite its dubious origins, over the past decade its acceptance as a legitimate clinical disorder [...]
Since today’s post is my first official post at the Legal Workplace Blog, I thought I’d provide all of my new readers a quick introduction about who I am, why I do what I do, and what I hope this blog will accomplish. I am a management-side labor and employment employment lawyer. I am not [...]
Have you ever heard of certification harassment? Me neither, until I read Smith v. City of Niles [pdf] last week. According to Leddrew Smith, from 2002 to 2009, the city asked him to provide six separate medical certifications for his 2001 back injury. Those repeated requests, per Smith, exceeded the FMLA’s limits, and therefore interfered with his right to [...]
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