Who was the worst employer of 2020? Place your vote!

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By most reasonable accounts, this year has been one hot mess.

Fortunately, I’m blessed to work at an amazing law firm, FisherBroyles. Last week, the prestigious Financial Times announced that we had been short-listed for its “Innovative Lawyers – North America” awards, in the ‘Rethinking the workplace’ category.

The Financial Times noted:

“The firm’s operating model relies on the use of technology to enable a distributed workforce without physical offices, which has allowed the business to operate smoothly during the pandemic.

“It has a formula-driven salary model that rewards bringing in new clients and collaborating internally…As homeworking has become generally accepted, the firm has seen an increase in its recruitment, with 45 new partners hired in 2020.”

(If you’re interested in learning more, give a holler).

But, many other law firms and American businesses generally struggled this year—some worse than others. The awful ones (allegedly) caught the attention of my friend, Jon Hyman.

For those of you who are not familiar with Jon, he is a management-side employment lawyer who publishes one of my favorite employment law blogs: the Ohio Employer Law Blog. Last week, Jon unveiled his nominees for the worst employer of 2020. This year, there are actually two categories: Overall Worst Employer and COVID-19 Worst Employer.

The polls are open, but I think they close this week. If you’d like to vote, click here.

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