George Lenard, the founder and editor of George’s Employment Blawg, has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of labor and employment law, including preventive law as well as litigation.
George’s professional activities include:
- Serving as managing partner of Harris, Dowell, Fisher & Harris, L.C., in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Counseling and representing employers in connection with a wide variety of employment law and human resources matters.
- Focusing on special interests in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, employment of the disabled, the recruiting and staffing industries, and noncompetition agreements.
- Speaking about the use of Internet information in employment decisions, and other subjects.
- Performing legal research and writing for lawyers and legal departments on a contract basis, offering economical and attractive flat rates.
George lives in University City, Missouri with his wife and family, about a mile from the Delmar Loop, designated by the American Planning Association as one of the 10 Great Streets in America for 2007.
About the Blawg
George created George’s Employment Blawg in May 2003 as an outgrowth of his online reading in the field of employment law. As the blawg grew, he also started reading and posting more about topics of general interest in the employment and HR area.
At the time, the “blawg” spelling of “blog” was in currency among lawyers who were pioneering blogging in the legal professional. Indeed, it remains widely used. A Google search for “blawg” in November 2008 disclosed 1,710,000 results, with George’s Employment Blawg sitting pretty on page one!
As the blogosphere grew, George’s Employment Blawg quickly gained recognition for its coverage of employment topics in an accessible, easy-to-read format.
As of November 2008, the Blawg consists of over 1700 posts and receives over 20,000 visits and 30,000 page views a month, per Google Analytics.
As a result of the large number of archived post pages, the Blawg’s search engine traffic is widely dispersed, with several hundred different pages accounting for a given month’s traffic.
Easy Access to Content
The Blawg’s home page and all post pages feature a search box and a tabbed “More Posts” box at the top right. Older posts may be accessed by keyword search or by browsing the tabs marked “Recent Posts,” “Categories” “Popular,” and “Random.”
Further down the right side of The Blawg’s home page and all post pages is another tabbed box featuring headlines and brief descriptions of news items. Many blogs simply take such items from media stories and “echo” them in blog posts. George prefers to write more in-depth posts, collecting many “bloggable” links in the “Micro-Blogs.”
The “Micro-Blogs” are not merely automated feeds that indiscriminately provide all the headlines from particular news sources. Rather, they are the result of George’s efforts at picking through a large selection of sources, doing the work of separating wheat from chaff, so you don’t have to.
George’s Employment Blawg includes an extensive blogroll that lists over 125 blogs covering a wide range of employment, career, and HR-related subjects, organized into several categories.
Using the grazr service, George has created a blogroll window that functions as a mini-browser. Using this window on the blogroll page, you may browse the blogroll and view headlines of items in numerous blogs, without having to open a new browser window or leave this Blawg.