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Summer Cinema – Just for Fun

By | July 19th, 2010|Categories: Just Interesting|

The New Jersey Employment Law Blog welcomes Katie Steinberg, newly minted Villanova University graduate, to our little corner of the blogosphere.  It only took a few days (maybe only a few hours) for Katie to decide that the legal profession can stand a little loosening up. A few minutes of  brainstorming later, the Summer Cinema [...]

Management Showdown: Scrooge v. Fezziwig

By | December 11th, 2009|Categories: Just Interesting|

I love Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" and read it every Christmastide.  Marylee Abrams at Minnesota Labor & Employment blog has this interesting post, which is particularly apt for the season.  I can't improve on it, so I won't try.  I'll only note the obvious: Scrooge, not Fezziwig, started as the richest man in town.  And [...]

Dumb Excuses for Missing Work – Vol. 1

By | November 4th, 2009|Categories: Just Interesting|Tags: |

"Oh what tangled webs we weave, When first we practice to deceive." So Sir Walter Scott told us in Marmion.  (Yes, I too thought it was from Shakespeare, but a little research quickly disabused me of that notion.)   Aaron Siebers, a Blockbuster employee in Colorado, apparently missed the class that covered the consequences of [...]

Something to Get You Jazzed for the Holiday

By | September 3rd, 2009|Categories: Just Interesting|

As you work through the last day and a half before the end-of-summer holiday, take 5 minutes to savor AirVenture 2009.  It's the largest airshow in America.  (I've been once and can't wait to go back.)  With background music by the Killers.  Watch a little bit of what makes America great.  Off topic?  Absolutely.  Enjoy [...]

EEOC Supports Strip Club Waitress

By | May 14th, 2009|Categories: Just Interesting|

One of the nice things about blogging is that, in monitoring the blogosphere for good material, you come across the occasional "stranger than fiction" item.  This one is an example, and I'll let it stand without comment.  Thanks to Tim Eavenson of the Current Employment blog for finding this. Who said the law can't be [...]

Workplace Lessons from Star Trek

By | May 8th, 2009|Categories: Just Interesting|Tags: |

The new Star Trek movie (which has been getting great reviews) contains some lessons on how to navigate a flying workplace through the galaxies.  Your office is probably conventionally ground-bound, but Dan Schwartz of the Connecticut Employment Law Blog draws some trenchant parallels. Now, if we could just figure out what Tribbles might teach us [...]

Bad Manners at the Office

By | June 15th, 2007|Categories: Just Interesting|

We all know the bad behaviors: lateness to meetings, Blackberry and cell phone interruptions, and so forth.  According to Denise O'Berry, an epidemic of such uncouth behavior has caused a spike in demand for "business courtesy boot camps." Business courtesy boot camps?  Isn't that more than a little oxymoronic?  More to the point, have so many of us forgotten [...]

Boston Legal’s Employment Law Issues

By | April 11th, 2007|Categories: Just Interesting|

Last night's episode of Boston Legal featured the firing of a partner for his refusal to sign a "love contract" designed to protect the firm from sexual harassment problems that might arise from his in-office romance.  You can't get away from this employment law stuff even in a make-believe law firm on TV!  And for all you Brad [...]

Employer Liability for . . .a Wikipedia Entry?

By | March 19th, 2007|Categories: Just Interesting|

We've posted several times on the threat that unauthorized computer use can pose to employers.  But here's a new twist.  Lawyers USA reports that professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller "is suing to track down the author who posted . . . a defamatory paragraph about him on the Internet reference site Wikipedia."  Wikipedia is an online [...]

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