Modern Labor Challenges

Jon Hyman
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In this episode of the Left of Boom Show, we welcome Jon Hyman, a seasoned employment and labor attorney with over 25 years of experience, to the Left of Boom Show. As the leader of the Employment & Labor Practice Group at Wickens Herzer Panza, Jon brings a wealth of knowledge on a range of employment and labor law issues.

We dive into the hot topics of the day, starting with the Supreme Court’s decision involving Starbucks and the Memphis 7. We also chat about the recent legal battles involving Amazon, including the US Court of Appeals’ decision to throw out a cease-and-desist order against the company. This leads us into a conversation about the challenges the NLRB faces with 10-j injunctions and what it all means in the broader context of labor relations.

With the Chevron doctrine possibly going away soon, Jon explains why this matters and how it could impact agencies like the NLRB, EEOC, and DOL. We also touch on Anchor Brewing and the complexities of asset purchases and union recognition.

Jon then shares the story behind the “Worst Employers List,” why he created it as part of his blog, and why it remains relevant today.

We wrap up with some fun, talking about Jon’s summer adventures with his daughter Norah, a memorable encounter with Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s, and Jon’s love for Portugal.

Join us for an insightful yet relaxed conversation that blends professional expertise with personal stories, offering valuable takeaways for anyone navigating the modern workplace.

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Jon Hyman

Leader, Employment & Labor Practice Group - Wickens Herzer Panza

Mr. Hyman is a member of the Litigation Department, Chairperson of the Employment and Labor practice group, and serves on the Firm's Board of Directors. He focuses his practice on management-side labor and employment law, providing businesses proactive solutions to solve their workforce problems and reactive solutions when they find themselves litigating against an employee or group of employees. Proactively, Mr. Hyman serves as outside in-house counsel for businesses. He is the voice on the other end of a phone when a business needs advice on firing an employee, a policy or agreement drafted, guidance on a leave of absence, disability accommodation, or internal complaint or investigation, or information on any number of other issues that plague human resources professionals and businesses daily. Mr. Hyman also has extensive experience on more specialized labor and employment law issues, such as wage and hour compliance, social media, cybersecurity, and other workplace technology concerns, affirmative action compliance, and union avoidance and labor relations. Reactively, Mr. Hyman represents businesses in employment and labor litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful discharge claims, non-competition and trade-secret misappropriation disputes, wage-and-hour class and collective actions, and union certification and decertification matters. Mr. Hyman is also the founder and practice group leader of the Firm's Craft Beer practice. In that capacity, he helps brewers, brew pubs and restaurants, and businesses that serve the craft beer industry navigate their specialized business, legal, and regulatory issues. He is also the author of the renowned and award-winning Ohio Employer Law Blog (www.ohioemployerlawblog.com, an American Bar Association Blawg Hall of Fame inductee), which he updates daily to provide businesses and human resources professionals breaking news and other updates on the ever-changing landscape of labor and employment law.