Category Archives: News

Transforming workplaces for a COVID-19 world and beyond

The attorneys and analysts at Flaherty & Hood, P.A. are here to help public employers navigate the complex and evolving issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these issues, which will transform the workplace even after COVID-19’s direct impacts more »

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Elizabeth Wefel elected to governing council of MSBA’s environmental law section

At its recent annual meeting, Flaherty & Hood senior attorney and lobbyist Elizabeth Wefel was elected to the Governing Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section. The section exchanges information and ideas among more »

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Bradley Peterson pens guest column calling on Legislature to pass bonding bill

Flaherty & Hood shareholder attorney Bradley Peterson penned a guest column for the online news site Minnesota Reformer in which he called on the Minnesota Legislature to pass a bonding bill during the special session that invests at least $1.5 more »

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Webinar: COVID-19 and the State Budget

Flaherty & Hood lobbyist and shareholder attorney Bradley Peterson will conduct a free webinar on behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities to explore COVID-19 and its impact on state and local budgets. The June 3 webinar will include: more »

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Webinar: Planning for the Next Chapter of COVID-19 Public Workplace Changes

Flaherty & Hood labor and employment attorneys Brandon M. Fitzsimmons and Chelsea J. Bodin will be conducting webinar titled “Planning for the Next Chapter of COVID-19 Public Workplace Changes” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 9. Click here to register more »

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Employment actions and tools to address COVID-19 impacts on work

As the situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19), is rapidly evolving, cities across Minnesota are adjusting to state and federally issued guidelines and directives necessitating certain changes to city operations. Many more »

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F&H welcomes David LaBerge and Kelly Haff to our team!

The law firm of Flaherty & Hood, P.A. pleased to welcome two new members to our team: attorney David LaBerge and communications & government relations associate Kelly Haff. As an associate attorney in our St. Paul office, LaBerge works with more »

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F&H celebrates the passage of legislation to finish Highway 14 expansion

The legislative team at Flaherty & Hood is celebrating the passage of legislation that the Minnesota Department of Transportation says will finally complete the four-lane expansion of U.S. Highway 14 between the cities of Nicollet and New Ulm. This 12-mile more »

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5 steps to handling a pandemic in Minnesota government workplaces

The World Health Organization declared the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19), a pandemic. This designation signifies that COVID-19 is a global disease outbreak, which occurs when a new virus emerges for which there more »

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Greater Minnesota ‘lobby day’ led by F&H brings together city leaders, legislators

The legislative team at Flaherty & Hood coordinated and staffed the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Legislative Action Day on March 11. The CGMC’s annual lobbying event was a huge success, with more than 115 city officials and business more »

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