Friday, June 12, 2009


Every now and then a story slips through the cracks. Such is the case with Lima v. State, decided this week by the Ohio Supreme Court, in which the Court ruled that cities cannot enforce residency requirements as a condition of employment. The Cleveland Law Library Weblog has more information.

If the following headline doesn’t make you throw-up your breakfast, nothing will: Former Employee Wins $4.1 Billion. That is not a typo. The award really was $4.1 Billion. World of Work has the gory details of what can go wrong when you terminate a really high earner.

Two states have enacted legislation permitting parents unpaid leave to attend their children’s school activities. Colorado (via the Colorado Employment Law Blog) and Nevada (via the Workplace Prof Blog).

Meanwhile, Compensation Cafe offers a good list of potential new federal employment laws on the horizon.

Dan Schwartz at the Connecticut Employment Law Blog reminds employers that discrimination cases often hinge on whether the employer is consistent in its explanations.

Molly DiBianca at the Delaware Employment Law Blog digests recent polling data on office romances.

Michael Moore at the Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Blog discusses the important issue of who is a “management-level employee” for purposes of imputing harassment liability to an employer.

Christopher McKinney at the HR Lawyer’s Blog reports on chronic fatigue syndrome as an ADA-protected disability.

George’s Employment Blawg offers up a plaintiff-side opinion on male sexual stereotyping at work.

Discriminations talks about the disparate impact theory of, well, discrimination.

Finally, The Word on Employment Law with John Phillips draws some employment law lessons from Sesame Street.

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