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Dunder Mifflin, the Employment Lawyer's Worst Nightmare

Whoever came up with the idea for the "That's What She Said" law blog is a genius. This blog, from the labor and employment law firm Ford & Harrison, breaks down each new episode of the TV show "The Office" and analyzes the never-ending stream of employment law violations committed by Michael Scott and company. I'm not sure what the blog does during "rerun season," but this time of year it has a constant stream of entertaining material in its practice area to analyze. Brilliant concept, kudos to Ford & Harrison for conceiving of this, executing on the idea and sticking with it since 2006.

Briankurtz In a post today, Brian Kurtz writes that this week's episode provided examples of no fewer than five Dunder Mifflin employees that the company should discharge if it wants to minimize potential liability:

  • Dwight. Fantasized about placing Jim in a “triangle choke hold,” then tried to enlist his coworkers to “drag [Jim] out of his office.” Kurtz says that "just about every company not named Dunder Mifflin would have let Dwight go that day."
  • Michael and Jim. Drank gin in Jim's office while trying to make important compensation decisions.
  • Ryan and Pam. Ryan is apparently running a sports book out of the Scranton branch, and Pam is a customer.

The blog even identifies the author of each post with a Dunder Mifflin-like name badge. Love the whole concept, great stuff!

Posted by Bruce Carton on October 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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