Category: EntertainHR

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

Stolen Proprietary Information: As Concerning in Baseball as It Is in Business

There was big news earlier this week when Major League Baseball (MLB) handed down punishment after investigating a systematic method of cheating on the part of the Houston Astros. Just as the Astros were stealing vital information from their competitors, your competitors or detractors might be looking to steal critical information from you. Are you […]

What Cat Meme Can Teach Us About Race Discrimination

You may have seen a split-screen meme circulating on social media that appears to be a woman yelling and pointing at a cat. The meme has predictably come to be known as “Woman Yelling at Cat Meme” or “Cat Meme.” The meme is a combination screenshot of a cast member of the Real Housewives of […]

#10YearChallenge: How Much of a Difference Has a Decade Made in Employment Law?

Early in 2019, social media feeds, from Instagram to Twitter and Facebook, were filled with “10-Year Challenge” posts. To participate, users posted side-by-side pictures from 2009 and 2019, respectively, with “#10yearchallenge.” Now that 2019 (and this decade) is drawing to a close, the #10yearchallenge is once again gaining traction with celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and […]

Don’t Let Your Business Get Whacked Like Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman

After watching The Irishman on Netflix, I’m left with two overriding thoughts: One, my God, that’s a long movie (like, thank God it’s on Netflix so I can hit the pause button, get a snack, and try to regain the feeling in my extremities kind of long), and two, I bet Jimmy Hoffa wishes, in […]

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Emotional Support Clowns a Laughing Matter?

A New Zealand advertising agency employee recently made headlines after bringing an emotional support clown to his termination meeting. Sensing the writing on the wall, the man paid $200 to hire a professional clown to lighten the mood during a meeting notifying the employee of his layoff. The employee claims the meeting went smoothly, other […]

What ‘Yeet’ Can Teach HR Professionals about Evolution

In Spring of this year, I read an article about a “cool” and “savvy” 43-year-old high school teacher in Massachusetts who developed a “Gen Z Dictionary” that attempts to define the colloquial terms that his students used throughout the school year. The dictionary garnered considerable attention on social media when students posted excerpts of the […]

Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman’s Off to Prison—What to Do if Your Employee Is Thrown in the Slammer for Off-Duty Activity?

Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is currently serving a 14-day sentence in federal prison for her involvement in a college admissions cheating scandal. In addition to her brief prison stay, Huffman was sentenced to 1 year of supervised release and 250 hours of community service. Of course, Huffman is a famous and wealthy celebrity, […]