RR&M Wins Dismissal of Negligence Claim Against School District

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney Attorney Margaret Skelton won summary judgment for Independent School District #424, Lester Prairie, against claims that a spectator was injured when she fell off of bleachers at a basketball game.  The Court agreed that the District had fulfilled its duty to provide safe bleachers for spectators.  The Court also determined that […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Public Employers Can No Longer Collect Mandatory Fair Share Fees From Non-Union Members

On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. In a 5-4 decision, the Janus Court ruled that laws requiring public employees to pay fair share fees to unions without the employee’s consent are unconstitutional. The Janus decision is available online here. While the specific Illinois […]

Congratulations to our Newest Shareholder!

We are pleased to announce that Timothy Sullivan has been named shareholder.  Tim represents school districts, counties, and cities in all areas of labor and employment law, general municipal law, and civil litigation.  He also represents clients in state and federal litigation, arbitration and administrative hearings, and frequently serves as an independent investigator in allegations […]

Welcome Emma Oakley!

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney is pleased to announce that Emma Oakley has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Emma comes to us after serving as a clerk in the Fourth Judicial District. Emma graduated magna cum laude from the Mitchell-Hamline College of Law.

Subcontracting Made Easier

Over two decades ago, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that the decision by a public employer to contract out bargaining unit work is an inherent managerial right and the employer is not required to negotiate this decision with the affected union.  Indep. Sch. Dist. No. 88, New Ulm v. Sch. Serv. Emp. Union Local 284, […]