News, Events & Announcments
Employment Law Lunch & Learn Series
Join Rinke Noonan Attorney Chad Staul for a four part lunch and learn series, and get up to date information on today’s important employment law issues. Thursday, June 15th, 2017 12 p.m.- 1p.m. US Bank Plaza […]
Volunteer Attorney Firm of the Year
Rinke Noonan was recognized as the 7th District’s Volunteer Attorney Firm of the Year by Central Minnesota Legal Services.
The ROCORI Trail Construction Board held a Ground Breaking Ceremony for Phase II of the Trail Project
The ROCORI Trail Construction Board recently held a ground breaking ceremony for the Phase II of the trail project from the west side of downtown Rockville to the eastern city limits of Cold Spring. Phase I […]
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 […]
Beware of the Fine Print! – Common Commercial Contractual Issues
Small business owners fail to fully grasp or understand the ramifications of certain contractual provisions, which should be included within an agreement or which can later turn into bigger issues or unexpected surprises for the parties.
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.