Category: EntertainHR

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

Writers Strike

EntertainHR: AI in Hollywood – Inspiring Imagination or Threatening Writers?

Almost 2 months in, the writers’ strike in Hollywood shows no signs of ending soon. Members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) are seeking a guarantee that studios won’t use artificial intelligence (AI) to write or rewrite scripts, among other proposals. To date, studios and networks represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and […]

EntertainHR: Michigan’s Miscue—Is Your Company Ready for a Social Media Scandal?  

Only a few days after being hired by the University of Michigan’s football program as the assistant director of football recruiting, Glenn Schembechler (son of longtime Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler) resigned after his questionable social media activity came to light. According to The Detroit News, a review of Schembechler’s Twitter timeline showed he had […]

“Animal Control”: Killer Bunnies and the War on Drugs in the Workplace

Animal Control is a new sitcom on Fox that calls back to workplace comedies like The Office, Parks and Rec, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.  The show primarily follows Seattle Animal Control Officers, Frank (played by Joe McHale) and his partner, Shred (played by Michael Rowland), as they navigate various animal-related emergencies and their own equally treacherous […]

EntertainHR: Vanderpump Rules Drama Offers Employers a Lesson in Office Dating No-Nos

Vanderpump Rules chronicles the life and times of the extremely attractive employees at former Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump’s highly successful restaurants throughout greater Los Angeles. Bravo fans were shocked when reports recently surfaced that the mustachioed Tom Sandoval, co-owner of TomTom, was cheating (gasp!) on his longtime girlfriend, SUR Restaurant & Lounge employee and castmate […]

What Tiger Woods’s Foot Can Teach Employers About Managing Employees’ Medical Conditions

Golfing icon Tiger Woods had to withdraw from the Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia, last week due to a painful foot condition called plantar fasciitis, which causes a stabbing pain in the heel or foot. Video footage shows Woods limping during his third round of play after reaggravating the condition while competing in the tournament. […]

Ja Morant’s Return Following an 8-Game Suspension: Key Takeaways for Employers when Handling an Employee’s Off-Duty Misconduct

On March 20, 2023, following an eight-game suspension, Memphis Grizzlies’ two-time all-star point guard, Ja Morant, returned to play in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets. Grizzlies fans welcomed him back with cheers and a standing ovation when he came off the bench after missing a total of nine games, eight of which […]

90 Day Fiancé–A How-To on U.S. Immigration and Life?

90 Day Fiancé, the flagship television series of the juggernaut franchise on TLC, introduces viewers to a diverse cast of couples, all of whom have one major goal in common: One-half of the couple seeks permission to remain permanently in the United States based on the other’s U.S. citizenship. This show centers on a very […]

Slipping and Sliding Through the Big Game and Workday

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to face off on the Biggest Stage, but it looked more like they were facing off on the Biggest Ice Rink. Both teams appeared to slip and slide across the nearly $800,000 turf, drawing significant media attention and criticism from fans about the field conditions. […]

Harry and Meghan: A Case for Nondisparagement Agreements

Harry and Meghan are spilling the tea again! Unless you have been hiding under a rock or have been blissfully disconnected from celebrity news, you have likely been bombarded with wall-to-wall coverage of bombshell after bombshell about the British royal family from Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Here […]