With my trial now over (and post-trial motions now beginning), it’s time finally to catch up on some of the posts I’ve flagged over the last few weeks, but haven’t had a chance to remark on.  Over the next week or two, I’ll be commenting on other developments. As you might expect after coming off a nearly-month long trial, there’s quite a backlog of work and issues to get to so with a little patience, I hope you’ll be rewarded.  Here’s the first batch of notable posts:

  • Just when you think things can’t get any weirder, the National Law Journal publishes its annual Top Ten list of wackiest employment law cases.  My favotite, Number 4 – the employee had "Jesus-guy syndrome."  (H/T Ohio Employer’s Law Blog)
  • Wait a Second Blog reports this week on a notable Second Circuit case that held for the first time that employment discrimination laws are violated when a white employee is fired for being married to a black woman. The case is Holcomb v. Iona College, decided on April 1.
  • The Laconic Law Blog reports on new opinion letters by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding Fair Labor Standards Act.  The opinions are on fairly technical provisions but they may help clarify issues for public employers, law enforcement, and purchasing agents.
  • With the NCAA tournament wrapping up (and my bracket entry down in flames), the Nolo’s Employment Law Blog reports on the effect of March Madness on the workplace.  I tend to think its a bit overstated.  Is there interest? Yes. But American Idol probably has more buzz in the office (and is much more watched) but there aren’t lots of articles about that show.
  • And Evil HR Lady has the advice and story of an employer who received the non-resignation resignation letter.  You have to read it to believe it. 

Many thanks to all the guest bloggers over the last few weeks (I have one more post coming up this week).  It’s only appropriate to hum a tune about being welcomed back….