News, Events & Announcments
Working with Commercial Real Estate Documents-Best Practices
Register for MNCAR’s Working with Commercial Real Estate Documents-Best Practices seminar. Presented by Rinke Noonan’s Scott Hamak and Barb Klimek Click here to register: http://www.mncar.org/event/show/8762 Thursday, May 11th, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm St. Cloud Area Chamber […]
Rinke Noonan Preps for Annual ‘Adopt a Highway’ Clean-Up
Each April, our employees come together to donate their time to Minnesota’s ‘Adopt A Highway‘ program. Rinke Noonan has adopted a two miles stretch of Highway 15 through the center of St. Cloud. The firm encourages everyone […]
Staul Added to Rising Stars List, Third Year Running
Congratulations to Employment Law Attorney, Chad Staul, who was selected for inclusion on the 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Chad was also honored in 2015 and […]
Rinke Noonan to Sponsor Legal Aid Access to Justice Luncheon
Rinke Noonan is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Legal Aid Access to Justice Luncheon which benefits the Legal Aid’s St. Cloud Office. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s St. Cloud office serves the civil legal needs of the area’s most […]
Rinke Noonan Drainage & Wetland Conference
Join us for Rinke Noonan’s Drainage and Wetland Conference on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at the St. Cloud River Center. Check out our brochure and register below. Payment Options: The seminar fee is $95.00 for each participant attending […]
Parsing Minnesota: A history of the original U.S. public land survey system in Minnesota (Bench & Bar – April 2017)
The Public Land Survey System (PLSS), launched in Ohio in 1785, is the source of all real estate titles. Its measurements are sacrosanct in law, but recovering the original section corners presents a challenge. This article describes how the survey was done and reviews some of the most salient Minnesota case law.
Employer’s Checklist for I-9 Compliance in 2017
Your business’s I-9 records could be inspected at any time by the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, or the Department of Labor. Read this article by Attorney Anna Finstrom and be sure you are in compliance.
Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Update
Earlier this legislative session a House bill to preempt local employment law ordinances, such as the Minneapolis and St. Paul safe and sick leave ordinances, was introduced. The bill, known as the Uniform State Labor Standards Act (H.F. No. 600) recently passed vote in the House of Representatives and is set to go to the state Senate, where the Senate Companions companion measure, S.F. No. 580, is being considered.
Freedom of Information Day
Minnesota has an entire chapter of state law entitled the “Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.” While the title is less than eloquent, the Act was the Nation’s first such law and serves the legacy of James Madison well. The law allows anyone—resident, non-resident, individual, or entity—to request information from any state or local government in Minnesota. The statute also establishes a presumption in favor of making government data public and accessible.
Pre-Lien Notice: A Necessary Component of a Valid Mechanic’s Lien
As the economy improves and the housing market bounces back, mechanic’s liens are once again becoming a valuable tool for general contractors and subcontractors to ensure they get paid for work performed on a project. While […]