Category: EntertainHR

Posts focus on what not to do in the workplace, based on examples from television, film, and other popular media.

This is Us: What’s the FMLA Got to Do With It?

For six seasons, fans of the NBC hit drama This is Us tuned in each week to watch the Pearson Family saga unfold and to have a collective soul cleansing cry. This is Us delicately weaved in and out of multiple time periods to tell the heartwarming story of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy […]

EntertainHR: 3 Lessons to Learn from Depp-Heard Defamation Litigation

There are countless television shows and movies that offer viewers a front-row seat to witness fictional characters engaged in salacious behavior that ultimately lands them in court. In all of these shows, the outcome at trial leaves a winner and a loser.

Party Down Reboot – More Workplace Dramedy Guaranteed

In case you missed the news, everyone’s favorite caterers are returning to the small screen with most of the original cast. The series previously starred Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Megan Mullally, and Martin Starr as weary Hollywood catering employees trying to navigate complicated work and life situations while chasing […]

The Clear and Present Danger of Not Complying with Biometric Privacy Laws

My youngest has developed an affinity for action movies, particularly those that involve spies and other secret operatives. That’s fine with me because it’s given me adequate cover to rewatch the 007 and Mission: Impossible movies. Viewing them again recently and in relatively short succession, I realized there was a trend of removing eyeballs to […]

Trust but Verify: Lessons Learned from “Inventing Anna”

If “fake it till you make it” were a person, she would be fake German heiress Anna Sorokin, a.k.a. Anna Delvey. Netflix’s latest viewer obsession Inventing Anna, created by Shonda Rhimes, tells the “completely true, except for the parts that are totally made up,” story of Anna’s elaborate get-rich-quick schemes. The show is based on […]

How’d You Like That Super Bowl Halftime Show? Viewers’ Varied Reactions Underscore the Generational Differences in Today’s Workforce

The Super Bowl halftime show was viewed by over 29 million U.S. households and featured a lineup of 90s hip-hop royalty, including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and 50 Cent. Soon after the show aired, my Facebook and Twitter feeds began filling up with comments about whether the show was pure Nirvana […]

How to Have a Smooth Separation of Employment—Unlike Tom Brady

On February 1, 2022, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady officially announced his retirement via Instagram. The word “officially” is key here, as news of Brady’s retirement initially leaked to the media a few days before, apparently causing Brady, the second-best quarterback of all time, much consternation. Suffice it to say, Brady’s separation from the […]

“Yellowjackets” Star Is Body Shamed on Set by a Co-Worker—Is That Illegal?

Melanie Lynskey, a star of the new Showtime series Yellowjackets, recently recounted an incident in which a coworker allegedly criticized her body on set. According to Lynskey, a production team member asked her what she planned to do about her weight and suggested that the show’s producers would be willing to hire a personal trainer […]

Well, That Escalated Quickly

I am still agog at the Antonio Brown situation several days later. For those of you who don’t follow sports or the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver (and generational talent) can be combustible. Since building a Hall of Fame-worthy career over many years in Pittsburgh, he’s unfortunately become fodder more for tabloid-esque behavior than his […]

EntertainHR: Top 10 Most Viewed Posts of 2021

As 2021 winds down, our EntertainHR blog approaches its seven-year anniversary next month. Therefore, in homage of what not to do in the workplace (based on examples of from television, film, and other popular media) and in the vein of shameless self-promotion, we contributors to EntertainHR have decided to regale our readers with a top […]