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Here are the top stories from the Employment Law Letters in each state. The headlines for each state are updated when the state newsletter is published each month.

ALABAMA NEWS
RACE DISCRIMINATION:
Doing the right thing just got tougher

Article provided by Alabama Employment Law Letter

ALASKA NEWS
SEX DISCRIMINATION:
Supreme Court: Decades-old maternity leave won't count toward pensions

Article provided by Alaska Employment Law Letter

ARIZONA NEWS
RACE DISCRIMINATION:
Ex-employee's case dismissed for inaccurate discovery responses

Article provided by Arizona Employment Law Letter

ARKANSAS NEWS
RACE DISCRIMINATION:
City burned after discarding firefighters' promotion exam results

Article provided by Arkansas Employment Law Letter

CALIFORNIA NEWS
FREE SPEECH:
School districts may prohibit political endorsements from teacher mailboxes

Article provided by California Employment Law Letter

COLORADO NEWS
DISABILITIES:
While employee slept on the job, her employer did not

Article provided by Colorado Employment Law Letter

CONNECTICUT NEWS
SUPREME COURT:
Gender and national origin: factors in Sotomayor's jurisprudence?

Article provided by Connecticut Employment Law Letter

DELAWARE NEWS
LEGISLATION:
Delaware adds sexual orientation to its protected categories list

Article provided by Delaware Employment Law Letter

FLORIDA NEWS
PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION:
No macaroni for the bun in the oven

Article provided by Florida Employment Law Letter

GEORGIA NEWS
HEALTH INSURANCE:
Taxing health benefits: unintended consequences for Georgia employers?

Article provided by Georgia Employment Law Letter

HAWAII NEWS
ELECTRONIC WORKPLACE:
Time to review policies on driving and cell phone, PDA use

Article provided by Hawaii Employment Law Letter

IOWA NEWS
SEX DISCRIMINATION:
Eighth Circuit reverses dismissal of equal pay claim

Article provided by Iowa Employment Law Letter

IDAHO NEWS
EMPLOYER INVESTIGATIONS:
Idaho Supreme Court upholds commission's findings of misconduct

Article provided by Idaho Employment Law Letter

ILLINOIS NEWS
WAGE AND HOUR LAW:
Mandatory days off without pay don't destroy white-collar exemptions

Article provided by Illinois Employment Law Letter

INDIANA NEWS
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION:
Court steps on brake: Driving isn't ADA major life activity

Article provided by Indiana Employment Law Letter

KANSAS NEWS
RACE DISCRIMINATION:
New Supreme Court ruling rocks your Title VII world

Article provided by Kansas Employment Law Letter

KENTUCKY NEWS
PROTECTED ACTIVITY:
Sixth Circuit rejects third-party retaliation claims under Title VII

Article provided by Kentucky Employment Law Letter

LOUISIANA NEWS
DISCRIMINATION:
Breastfeeding employee entitled to equal, not preferential, treatment

Article provided by Louisiana Employment Law Letter

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS
DISCRIMINATION:
Taking care to avoid caregiver discrimination

Article provided by Massachusetts Employment Law Letter

MAINE NEWS
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION:
Don't play 'doctor' when it comes to medical leave

Article provided by Maine Employment Law Letter

MARYLAND NEWS
NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS:
Covenants not to compete ― are they really enforceable in Maryland?

Article provided by Maryland Employment Law Letter

MICHIGAN NEWS
WAGE AND HOUR LAW:
Sixth Circuit addresses salary-basis test under the FLSA

Article provided by Michigan Employment Law Letter

MINNESOTA NEWS
WHISTLE-BLOWING:
Simply reporting a wrong does not give you rights

Article provided by Minnesota Employment Law Letter

MISSISSIPPI NEWS
PAY EQUITY:
Test for equal pay claims: Are the jobs nearly identical?

Article provided by Mississippi Employment Law Letter

MISSOURI NEWS
EMPLOYER RETALIATION:
Bad news for employers: It's now easier to prove retaliatory discharge

Article provided by Missouri Employment Law Letter

MONTANA NEWS
WORKERS' COMPENSATION:
Moonlighting costs cop

Article provided by Montana Employment Law Letter

NEBRASKA NEWS
SEX DISCRIMINATION:
Eighth Circuit reverses dismissal of equal pay claim

Article provided by Nebraska Employment Law Letter

NEVADA NEWS
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
Nevada's new Domestic Partnership Act: how it affects your policies, procedures

Article provided by Nevada Employment Law Letter

NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS
LEGISLATION:
Gay marriage enacted in New Hampshire

Article provided by New Hampshire Employment Law Letter

NEW JERSEY NEWS
COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE:
Attention, former employee: You can't steal our clients!

Article provided by New Jersey Employment Law Letter

NEW MEXICO NEWS
PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS:
Jury to decide health care benefits issue for Portales retirees

Article provided by New Mexico Employment Law Letter

NEW YORK NEWS
EQUAL PAY:
Paycheck Fairness Act: employees' friend or foe?

Article provided by New York Employment Law Letter

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
PUBLIC EMPLOYERS:
Public employer drug-testing program invalidated

Article provided by North Carolina Employment Law Letter

NORTH DAKOTA NEWS
RACE DISCRIMINATION:
Fear of lawsuit insufficient reason for tossing test results

Article provided by North Dakota Employment Law Letter

OHIO NEWS
WAGE AND HOUR LAW:
Sixth Circuit addresses the salary basis test under the FLSA

Article provided by Ohio Employment Law Letter

OKLAHOMA NEWS
EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT:
Unemployment benefits? But he failed a drug test!

Article provided by Oklahoma Employment Law Letter

OREGON NEWS
LEGISLATION:
State legislature gags Oregon employers

Article provided by Oregon Employment Law Letter

PENNSYLVANIA NEWS
DISCRIMINATION:
Good record keeping carries the day

Article provided by Pennsylvania Employment Law Letter

RHODE ISLAND NEWS
EMPLOYER RETALIATION:
Jury to connect dots on FMLA retaliation claim

Article provided by Rhode Island Employment Law Letter

SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS
EMPLOYMENT AT WILL:
Court refuses to expand exception to at-will-employment doctrine

Article provided by South Carolina Employment Law Letter

SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS
DISCRIMINATION:
Lack of research leads to derailment on tenure track

Article provided by South Dakota Employment Law Letter

TENNESSEE NEWS
RACE DISCRIMINATION:
Supreme Court rules for white firefighters in reverse bias case ― what it means

Article provided by The Tennessee Employment Law Letter

TEXAS NEWS
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
Reasonable accommodation dialogue: a must for Texas employers

Article provided by Texas Employment Law Letter

UTAH NEWS
EVIDENCE:
Supreme Court clarifies burden of proof in age discrimination claims

Article provided by Utah Employment Law Letter

VERMONT NEWS
IMMIGRATION:
Fewer H-1B petitions filed in 2009 ― should H-1B cap be eliminated?

Article provided by Vermont Employment Law Letter

VIRGINIA NEWS
DISABILITIES:
EEOC moves forward with new ADA regulations

Article provided by Virginia Employment Law Letter

WASHINGTON NEWS
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION:
Violinist's disability lawsuit against symphony hits sour note

Article provided by Washington Employment Law Letter

WISCONSIN NEWS
PUBLIC EMPLOYERS:
New law changes status quo doctrine under MERA

Article provided by Wisconsin Employment Law Letter

WEST VIRGINIA NEWS
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE:
The end of surveillance as we know it?

Article provided by West Virginia Employment Law Letter

WYOMING NEWS
WORKERS' COMPENSATION:
Wyoming Supreme Court rules in favor of three injured employees

Article provided by Wyoming Employment Law Letter

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