Employment law Hollywood style—Take the Labor Law in the Movies Trivia Quiz. There are ten questions about films that featured employment law issues. Here’s a sample question:
In the 1980 film, 9 to 5, sexual harassment and sex based discrimination were the normal operating procedure. Name the trio who kidnapped their boss. Extra points if you can name his character and the actor who portrayed him.
Answers can be found here —scroll down the page about half way.
And while we’re at the movies—Here are some nominees for Worst On-Screen Bosses Ever. And here are 10 more movie bosses—which one do you work for?
TV bosses aren’t much better—You don’t need to go out to the cinema to find bad bosses—just flip on the TV. Here’s a list from John Challenger about the top tyrants on TV. Take the TV Bosses from Hell poll to vote for the boss you would least like to work for. Surprisingly, the Pointy Haired Boss didn’t make either list.
And from the “bad bosses in real life” file—This British company is our nomination for bad employer of the week. That’s a pretty cold way to deliver hot news.
And since we mentioned the law—If bad bosses or shoddy employment practices force you to seek legal assistance, this little ditty will explain a lot about what you can expect from your attorneys. (YouTube and sound alert.)