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 […]
Posts focus on what not to do in the workplace, based on examples from television, film, and other popular media.
What on earth are these players thinking? We now have our third noteworthy example from the last few years of a player live-streaming his coach’s postgame victory speech on a social media platform.
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 […]
With the NBA season set to begin this month, so many eagerly anticipated storylines are being discussed. Would the Clippers and Lakers live up to expectations and make Los Angeles the place to be this season? How are teams going to match up with the Sixers’ massively sized lineup in today’s era of small ball? […]
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, […]
What do beauty pageant winners, professional athletes, and employment law have in common? They are all tackling stereotypes and hairstyles, albeit with different approaches.
From September 27, 2019, through October 6, 2019, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) held the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar (“athletics” is what we Americans call “track and field”). The meet was highlighted by several women who recently had children excelled on the track.
With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming to theaters this holiday season, I was reminded of one of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches in recent memory featuring a very special take on Undercover Boss. In the sketch, Kylo Ren goes undercover as “Matt,” a short-tempered radar technician. Hoping to enjoy “some real talk […]
Whether you follow sports or not, you have likely heard about the current state of professional sports, particularly the NBA, referred to as the era of “player empowerment.” And even if you aren’t familiar with this specific term, you likely know about the facts behind this trend. For example, last year, then-New Orleans Hornets superstar […]
Piggybacking off my colleague Tim Reed’s recent post providing the background/plot and discussing employer liability issues in Amazon Studios’ The Boys, I am happy to continue expounding upon the various employment law issues that arose in season one. The series presents an interesting and unique perspective on the emotional, legal, and monetary effects of the […]