News, Events & Announcments
Huntley-Wilmarth Route Approved
On June 27, 2019 the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the Huntley-Wilmarth transmission line project. The Commission voted in favor of the proposed purple route – including segments BB and L. Click HERE to view an […]
Slow-Poke Law Not an Invitation to Speed
Recent legislation effective August 1, 2019 prohibits driving by a non-emergency vehicle in the left-most lane on a multi-lane road unless you are actively passing a vehicle or preparing to take a left turn or exit. […]
Is it illegal to use your phone while driving in Minnesota?
Effective August 1, 2019, drivers in Minnesota will need to use hands-free devices if they want to talk on their mobile devices. The bill passed both the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate, and […]
Fargo Moorhead Area Diversion Project
The Fargo Moorhead Diversion Project is a major flood control project intended to provide flood relief primarily to the Cities of Fargo and Moorhead. Unfortunately, this will come at the expense of others, including many rural […]
I-9 Compliance & Immigration Law for Agricultural Employers CLE
Please join presenters Anna Finstrom, Nysha Cornelius and John Medeiros at the Rinke Noonan offices. Topics include: An overview of immigration law for attorneys who practice in other areas Practical guidance regarding I-9 compliance and hiring […]
Are There Exceptions to Pre-Lien Notice Requirements?
Pre-Lien Notice is Necessary As we have discussed before, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers for a building improvement project should deliver to the property owner a pre-lien notice whenever they provide labor, skill, or material to […]
Can I Evict a Tenant in the Winter Months in Minnesota?
With winter quickly approaching, it is the time of year when I begin to receive calls from landlords and tenants alike asking, “Can I evict my tenant, or be evicted by my landlord, during the winter?” […]
We Have Agreed to the Terms of Our Divorce, Do I Need a Lawyer?
Divorce does not have to be messy. There are instances where both parties are committed to reaching a fair resolution on all issues that are readily apparent to them. That is fantastic, and will ultimately result […]
New Criminal Penalties for Wage Theft: Convicted Employers May Face up to 20 Years Imprisonment and $100,000 Fine
Minnesota is cracking down on wage theft, and employers need to take notice. Previously, an employer found to have committed wage theft was subject to double the back pay owed to the employee and potential civil […]
New Employer Wage Documentation and Notice Requirements in Minnesota
The commissioner of labor and industry is authorized to investigate claims of wage theft and to review employer documentation for wage law compliance. As of July 1, 2019, several new document retention and notice requirements have […]