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As a partner at Ohio-based Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, Jon Hyman has developed a diverse background in innumerable litigation matters. He primarily concentrates his practice in the representation of companies in employment disputes and complex commercial matters.
In Poling v. Core Molding Technologies (S.D. Ohio 2/9/12), the plaintiff, who suffered from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, claimed that his employer interfered with his FMLA rights when it terminated him for excessive absences. Poling’s problem, however, was that he never adequately...
I can’t tell you how many harassment policies I review (and rewrite) that are simply called, “Sexual Harassment Policy.” Most harassment complaints are about sexual harassment. But, the law just doesn’t forbid sexual harassment; it forbids harassment based on any category protected by the EEO laws....
According to Law.com, wage and hour litigation is big, and getting bigger. One area that has been poised for a take-off for a couple of years is unpaid internships. Three recent filings illustrate the dangers of using unpaid interns in your business: A former unpaid intern for the “Charlie...
I’ve long believed that the best time to settle a case is while summary judgment is pending. It’s when both sides have the most risk. The employer has the risk of a jury trial if the court denies the motion, and the employee has the risk of walking away with nothing if the court grants the motion. ...
News moves fast. In today’s 140 character news cycle, a story has legs if it’s covered for more than a day. That we are on day two of the muppet manifesto tells you that this story resonates. Here’s some additional employment and HR related (and not so employment and HR related) coverage of Greg...