Category: EntertainHR

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

The Addams Family and Diversity

This year for Halloween, there was no trick-or-treating and no Halloween party. Instead, we opted for a movie night by campfire, complete with s’mores. We searched for a spooky (but not scary) movie appropriate for an 8-year-old. We ultimately settled on the animated version of The Addams Family. I knew we were in for laughs […]

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Return-to-Work Takeaways from the NBA Bubble

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA championship by defeating the Miami Heat in the 6th game of the NBA Finals. Because (for some reason) the Lakers count 5 titles won while the team played in Minneapolis, their humble fan base can now say that the Lake Show is […]

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Contact Tracing, Workplace Investigations, and The Hangover

“Contact tracing” is one of the many goodies 2020 has left in our stocking. Most of the folks reading this post are employment lawyers or Human Resources professionals, so you know what I’m talking about. If one of your employees tests positive for COVID-19, you don your deerstalker and go all Sherlock Holmes in the office to […]

RHONY’s Ramona Singer Faces Backlash for Outing Her Co-Star’s Disability: A Cautionary Tale for Employers

Any Real Housewives fans out there? I’m not ashamed to admit that I sometimes (with shocking frequency) set aside my Wall Street Journal and Brendon Burchard books on high-performance business habits to engage in a slightly less lofty use of my downtime. Although the ladies of Beverly Hills reign supreme in my book, the housewives […]

Oompa Loompa Doompety Doo, Willy Wonka’s Got an Employment Law Issue for You!

Traveling (far) down memory lane, my husband and I watched the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (starring Gene Wilder) with my son for the first time. This movie is one of my absolute favorites. I found myself singing along and laughing (as if it were my first time) when Violet swelled into a […]

Employers in BET’s Twenties Test the Waters with Respect to Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

BET’s Twenties is a comedy series featuring three black women who are navigating their professional and personal lives in Los Angeles. Created by Emmy Award-winning artist Lena Waithe, the series features Jonica T. Gibbs as Hattie, a queer woman, and her two straight friends Marie (played by Christina Elmore) and Nia (played by Gabrielle Graham).