The Ohio Court of Claims recently found policies prohibiting the hiring of candidates who were also receiving retirement benefits constituted Age Discrimination due to their disparate impact. In Warden v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, 2012-Ohio-3854 (Ohio Court of Claims, Apr. 4, 2012), the Court found for the applicant as the policy could only impact employees over 40 years of age.
Yesterday, the Ohio House joined the Senate in unanimously passing a bill to set up a fraud tracking system for fraud reported to the Ohio Auditor and extend whistleblowing protections to those who report the fraud. State Representative Ross McGregor, the bill's sponsor, has been pushing for a whistleblower protection law like this for several years.
State ex rel. Baroni v. Colletti, Supreme Court Slip Opinion (October 19, 2011). This case addresses a public employee's right to recover lost wages and vacation leave credit after returning to work following an involuntary disability separation.