RR&M Wins Arbitration

Ann Goering recently won an arbitration on behalf of Roseau County, upholding the Sheriff’s inherent managerial right of assignment of employees to a joint powers drug task force. The arbitrator ruled in favor of the County that work assignments, including assignment to the task force, were not subject to seniority but rather the discretion of […]

Nathan Shepherd Named Shareholder!

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney is delighted to announce that Nathan B. Shepherd has been named shareholder. Since joining the firm in 2013, Nathan has advised school districts, charter schools, counties, and cities in all areas of labor and employment law, data practices and governance, and municipal law. He also represents clients in state and federal […]

Welcome Anna Schwingler!

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney is pleased to announce that Anna Schwingler has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Anna practices in the areas of municipal law, school law, labor & employment law, and litigation.  Anna earned her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  While in law school, […]

RR&M Wins Dismissal of Veterans Preference Petition

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney Partner Ann Goering, representing Clearwater County, successfully obtained the dismissal of a veteran’s preference petition.  The County had notified its Veterans Services Officer five months prior to the end of his term that he would not be reappointed for a subsequent term.  After the employee’s term expired, he filed a petition […]

RR&M Wins Dismissal of All Claims

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney attorneys Margaret Skelton and Jordan Soderlind were granted dismissal of all claims in a case brought by a former employee against Blue Earth County in the United States District Court, District of Minnesota.  The claims brought against Blue Earth County involved alleged violations of the Equal Pay Act.  The Order can […]

RR&M Wins Appellate Decision Dismissing MHRA Claims

Ratwik, Roszak, and Maloney attorneys Margaret Skelton and Frank Langan, representing Tri-County Community Corrections, recently won a decision in the Minnesota Court of Appeals that dismissed claims brought by a former employee of a third-party contractor.  This decision affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of discrimination and reprisal claims under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, as […]

RR&M Wins Dismissal of Unfair Labor Practices Complaint Against County

Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney partner Ann Goering, representing Le Sueur County, successfully moved for the dismissal of a Complaint alleging that the County had engaged in an Unfair Labor Practice under the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act.  The Court agreed with Ms. Goering’s “compelling” argument and determined that declining to reopen contract negotiations to […]

New Title IX Requirements Effective August 14

On May 6, the United States Department of Education issued new rules implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). These new regulations become effective August 14, 2020, and will significantly alter the way that public schools respond to allegations of sexual harassment. For a summary of some of the most significant regulatory changes […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Q&A

Information as to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was presented by Jennifer Earley during a March 27, 2020, MASBO Webinar.  A recording of that webinar can be accessed by MASBO members on its website at: https://www.mnasbo.org/page/interactive_library.  Click here for answers to common questions regarding the implementation of the FFCRA.