Mike Bishop

Mike Bishop is an Employment Risk Manager for the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance, where he counsels nonprofits on the management of employment risks by helping them understand employment law mandates and best practices to motivate and manage employees. Before that, Mike worked at the law firm Matheny Sears Linkert and Jaime, where he focused on employment law counseling and litigation. When he isn’t hard at work, Mike enjoys attending concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra and exercising his masterful skills as a jazz guitarist. Mike holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, as well as a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He currently resides in Lakewood, OH.

Recent Posts

Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment Through Leadership

May 12, 2021 by Mike Bishop posted in Risk Management, Member Resources

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): “Harassment in the workplace will not stop on its own—it’s on all of us to be part of the fight to stop workplace harassment. We cannot be complacent bystanders and expect our workplace cultures to change themselves.”

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Managing the Risks of Workplace Romances – A Guide to Appropriate Policies

August 08, 2018 by Mike Bishop posted in Risk Management

It is no secret that love and romance can blossom just about anywhere, including in the workplace. A recent Vault.com survey reported by The Fiscal Times, examined employers in a variety of industries and professions and found that a significant number of employees reported they have had, or are having, consensual romantic relationships with other employees.

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Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Hint: It Starts at the Top)

March 14, 2018 by Mike Bishop posted in Risk Management

As recently stated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): “harassment in the workplace will not stop on its own – it’s on all of us to be part of the fight to stop workplace harassment. We cannot be complacent bystanders and expect our workplace cultures to change themselves.”

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Changes to CA Marijuana Laws Leave Employers Unaffected

January 18, 2018 by Mike Bishop posted in Risk Management

In the 2016 election, California voters passed Proposition 64, which decriminalized the recreational use of marijuana and made California the 8th state where such use is legal. This change came after decades of recreational use being outlawed, and more than 20 years since the decriminalization of medical use with the enactment of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Proposition 64 also created a wide variety of changes in the institutional and cultural treatment of marijuana in the state, including regulation of cultivation, sale, taxing and use, which went into effect on January 1, 2018.

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Does My Organization Really Need an Employee Handbook?

October 04, 2017 by Mike Bishop posted in Risk Management

Despite the fact that there are no state or federal laws that require an employer to have and provide handbooks to their employees, it’s almost universally agreed that having and using a well-drafted, comprehensive, and easy to understand handbook serves a number of legal, practical, and risk preventative purposes, and nonprofits are no exception.

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