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Jon Hyman

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 […]

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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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