The June 2018 issue of School Administrator magazine features an article written by Margaret Skelton, When Parents Blow the Whistle on Coaches. An online version is available at www.aasa.org.
Several Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney attorneys will be speaking on school law issues at the MASBO Annual Conference on May 9 and 10 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth. Check back for more information about these and other upcoming presentations.
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 […]
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, […]
By now, everyone has heard about the tax bill that was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. You may have heard that the tax bill eliminated the health insurance mandate, but the specifics of the tax bill are important. Starting in 2019, the penalty was eliminated for individuals who do not […]
The start of a new year is not only a time for setting goals for next year, it is also time for annual performance reviews. In doing these reviews, supervisors must avoid the impulse to be Minnesota Nice and, instead, accurately document issues with employees’ performance. Sugar-coating concerns, or leaving them out of performance reviews […]
Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney recently received a favorable decision in an arbitration between Rice County and the Minnesota Public Employees Association. In that case, the Arbitrator upheld the County’s long standing practice of requiring employees who were assigned a take home squad car to begin their shifts 15 minutes earlier than other employees against a […]
In Endrew v. Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme court made ripples in the special education world when it rejected the standard that “some educational benefit” that is more than trivial is sufficient to constitute a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for IDEA-eligible students. 137 S.Ct. 988 (2017). The Court ruled that each child’s educational […]