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Jonathan A. Segal is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group . He is also the managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute . The Duane Morris Institute provides training for human resource professionals, in house counsel, benefits administrators and managers at Duane Morris, at client sites and by way of webinar on myriad employment, labor, benefits and immigration matters. Read Jonathan's blog at the Duane Morris Institute or follow him on Twitter @Jonathan_HR_Law .

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Articles by Jonathan Segal

 

It is Asian American Heritage Month.  As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let’s also bury the “model minority myth.”  The myth hurts Asian Americans and here’s why:

May 16, 2017
 
 
 
Every year, I write a blog for SHRM on Holocaust Remembrance.    
 
This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is next week on April 24, 2017. 
 
April 18, 2017

 

 

I like to read and re-read blogs on leadership.  They are helpful reminders on what I need to keep doing (or not doing) and where there are opportunities for personal growth.  Although expressed from different perspectives, the articles often cover the same attributes or competencies that we rightfully expect from good leaders.

April 4, 2017

This month, we focus on the contributions women have made, including in medicine, law, business, and literature.

But we must do more than recognize these contributions. We must acknowledge that, at least in the business world, the talent women offer is grossly under-utilized and painfully undervalued.

March 14, 2017
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I watched in anticipation Sunday night as the best movie of the year was about to be revealed. l was pulling for Fences or Lion so I knew they would not win.
 
And, then Bonnie and Clyde, also known as Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, announced the movie of the year.  Beatty looked confused, knowing something was wrong.  He showed the card to Dunaway, who blurted out La La Land.
 
February 28, 2017
 
 
 
As we start the New Year, many of us have made resolutions for personal growth in the professional space. After a few days off and the excitement of the promise of a new beginning, many of us set bodacious goals for ourselves.  When we do so, we set ourselves up for failure.
 
January 4, 2017
 
             
 

You are an exhausted HR professional charged with making the holidays lively without inviting lawsuits. On the day of your company’s holiday party, you walk into the lobby of your building and see the elegant Christmas pine that you had helped decorate. As you behold it in its twinkling glory, a co-worker says, “That tree is inappropriate in the workplace.”

November 28, 2016

 

                           

 

October 24, 2016
 
 
Last month, a study on gender and leadership conducted jointly by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. was published.  Accordingly to the study, women account for only 19 percent of the C-suite executives (based on responses from 132 companies).
 
October 18, 2016

 
 

In less than two months, the Presidential election will take place.  You are thinking about that when you see your receptionist wearing a button for her political candidate. 

You ask her to remove it because you have customers of diverse political views.  She says “NO,” promising to file a case with the Supreme Court because you are violating her First Amendment rights. Note to SCOTUS: we hope you enjoy her as much as we do.

September 8, 2016

       
 

Almost everyone recognizes how important mentoring is.  I don’t know anyone who is successful who did not have at least one good mentor. I  know I am grateful for mine.

Similarly, I don’t know any good leaders who don’t mentor to some degree.  It is more than a mark of a good leader; the mentoring makes the leader stronger by what he or she learns from the mentee.

August 1, 2016

By now, I assume you all have read or at least heard about the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox Channel Host Gretchen Carlson against Fox CEO Roger Ailes.  Since then, at least a half dozen other women have said that they, too, were harassed by Ailes.

When you heard about the allegations, which of the following responses comes closest to your immediate (visceral) reaction:

July 13, 2016
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I had the opportunity to talk randomly with a number of #SHRM16 attendees and ask them one question.

The question is based on Steve Wonder's "I Wish."  

I asked people what they wished were different about their day to day HR jobs. Here are the top 5 top answers I heard.

1. I Wish I Had More Time with the People (Outside of Emergencies)

June 22, 2016

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's holding that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It seems obvious to all of us today, but it was not at the time the EEOC took the position. It was not until SCOTUS said the EEOC was right that the EEOC's enforcement position became the law of the land.

June 19, 2016

 

We all are well aware of the tragic massacre in Orlando less than a week ago. 

In social media, the print media and public discussions, we hear a lot about:

June 15, 2016
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Why is Steve Browne so geeked?

I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend, Steve Browne.  Actually, we just talked.  All quotes are Steve’s.

I wanted to learn more about the man who will be speaking on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:15 p.m.  His topic:  “MEGA SESSION HR on Purpose!  Five Ways to Own, Lead and Integrate HR Throughout Your Organization.”

June 14, 2016

Here are my top 11 words or expressions that none of us should dare say at the Annual Convention under penalty of listening to Barry Manilow for 24 hours straight while reading the FMLA intermittent regulations:

11.   Buy in

10.   Drivers

9.     Synergistic alignment

8.     Sea Change

7.     Paradigm Shift

6      Knowledge share

5.     Change agent

4.     Value Proposition

3.     Leverage best practices

May 27, 2016
           
 
May 24, 2016