The TV show "The Office" depicts the wacky interworkings of a Pennsylvania paper company and its completely inept boss. Sure, the show is a laugh-out-loud comedy, but is it also an instructional tool?
Julie Elgar, labor and employment partner at Ford & Harrison, thinks so. That's precisely why she decided to launch "That's What She Said," a blog that uses episodes of "The Office" to educate others on labor and employment issues. "The setting of the show and the politically incorrect behavior of its characters made it perfect fodder for the issues and advice we wanted to communicate to our clients and prospects," Elgar says.