Category: EntertainHR

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

Josh Gordon: The Final Straw?

The NFL season is back, and with it comes personnel news.  Are the Steelers and Antonio Brown going to smooth things over?  Is Tom Brady getting along with his boss?  Will Dez Bryant find work?  For me, though, the most interesting move to date was New England’s trade with Cleveland to acquire the services of […]

Advantage Serena: Employment Issues Raised by Tennis Star’s Return to Work

Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of all time–man or woman–period. In her 25-year professional career, she has dominated on the tennis court by winning nearly 40 major titles (singles and doubles). Roger Federer, a tennis legend in his own right, has remarked that Williams is “one of the greatest, if not the […]

Asia Argento: The Other Side of #MeToo

Asia Argento, one of the first Harvey Weinstein accusers to come forward, now finds herself on the other side of the #MeToo movement in which she had been a prominent figure. According to a recent New York Times report, just months after accusing Weinstein of rape, Argento agreed to pay $380,000 to Jimmy Bennett, an […]

Have ‘Stranger’ Leaves Been Approved? FMLA Lessons from Netflix

While binge-watching everyone’s nostalgic guilty pleasure, Netflix’s Stranger Things, I could not help but empathize with single mother Joyce Byers (played by actress Winona Ryder). Her prepubescent son, Will (Noah Schnapp), was abducted by a monster (the Demogorgon) and sent to a parallel universe (the Upside Down) populated by dog-like monsters. During Will’s disappearance, apparent […]

Women, Don’t Be a Queen Bee at Work

Anyone catch TV Land’s Younger last week (season 5, episode 9)? Because this is a G-rated blog, I’ll spare you the name of the episode. Suffice it to say, the episode showed that looking out for number one and clawing your way to the top does not help women achieve professional success.

Urban Meyer and Ohio State Become Yet Another Cautionary Tale of What Not to Do

Urban Meyer, one of collegiate football’s most lauded and recognizable coaches, is undoubtedly in hot water. Whether he will join the ranks of the unemployed, however, is yet to be determined, along with the resolution of a host of unanswered questions. The amount of information related to this story is already substantial and impossible to […]

Don’t Hit Send, and Other Stories of Internet Revenge

Let’s imagine you’re one of those people who wants a modicum of success in his or her life. Sounds like most of us, no? Maybe you’d like to pick a career and enjoy a good run leading up to a good retirement. Maybe you want to build a business and turn it into an institution. […]