Jon Hyman


Jon Hyman is a nationally recognized author, speaker, blogger, and expert on employment law. His legal practice provides proactive and results-driven solutions to employers’ workforce problems. Jon represents companies in labor and employment disputes. His recent victories include the winning the decertification of a wage and hour class action, obtaining summary judgment in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, prevailing in a jury trial on breach of a non-competition agreement, and achieving the decertification of a labor union. Complementing his litigation practice, Jon also advises individuals and companies on a wide-range of employment, human relations, and labor-relations issues. Jon serves an “outside in-house counsel” role for businesses that lack an in-house labor & employment attorney. In this role, Jon drafts policies and handbooks, audits HR practices and procedures, and advises companies on day-to-day HR issues such as employee discipline and terminations and workplace investigations. Jon is the author of the nationally recognized Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, which the ABA has commended as one of the top 100 legal blogs for the past four years. Workforce magazine, the nation’s oldest human resources publication, named Jon to its editorial advisory board. Jon also serves as a featured blogger for and publishes a monthly column in Workforce magazine. Jon has written two books: The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Law, and Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace. Jon is an in-demand national speaker on employment law and social media issues. You will find a complete list of his recent speaking engagements at Jon has also been quoted on workplace issues in publications such as the Wall Street Journal,, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jon is a frequent guest on Huffington Post Live, discussing workplace issue. He also appeared as a guest on WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas, discussing social media issues, which streams online at Super Lawyers named Jon an Ohio Rising Star in the area of Employment Law for 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012., and 2013. Finally, Jon appeared on a November 1999 episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but sadly lacked the fastest fingers.

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