Fantasy Football: Is it Good or Bad for Workplace Productivity?

By Eric B. Meyer

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the most underrated aspect of the NFL lockout ending is that we get Fantasy Football in 2011.

What else would I have done with my Sunday afternoons?

Now, I can dominate with my 60″ flat-screen TV (Eagles), one iPad (DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket app tuned to the Red Zone channel), one laptop (multitasking between fantasy football live scoring and Tweetdeck for streaming scoring, news and injury updates), and one iPhone (in case I miss anything else) setup.

Don’t judge. Your employees are doing it too. And here are some great blog posts about Fantasy Football and the workplace:

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This was originally published on Eric B. Meyer’s blog, The Employer Handbook.

You know that scientist in the action movie who has all the right answers if only the government would just pay attention? Eric B. Meyer, Esq. gets companies HR-compliant before the action sequence. Serving clients nationwide, Eric is a Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP, which is the largest full-service, cloud-based law firm in the world, with approximately 210 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Eric is also a volunteer EEOC mediator, a paid private mediator, and publisher of The Employer Handbook (, which is pretty much the best employment law blog ever. That, and he's been quoted in the British tabloids. #Bucketlist.


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