Rhode Island’s 2011 retirement overhaul was sweeping and historic. Professor Michael Yelnosky says the ensuing legal battles may be long and equally epic.

Upcoming Events

Secrets & Scandals

Secrets & Scandals

Movie Screening: Inequality for All
OCT
21
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Room 286
Marine Affairs "Coffee & Conversation"
OCT
22
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bay View Room
ResearchFest
OCT
23
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Bay View Room
Hands-on Deposition Skills Training Program
NOV
13
All Day
Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island
Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
NOV
13
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

Trending@RWULaw

10/17/2014
By Julia Wyman
It has been a busy fall at the Marine Affairs Institute!  In late September, we held our annual “Meet the Bay” trip with our 1Ls.  Save the Bay, a Rhode Island non-profit dedicated to the...


Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW

Archives

Newsroom

Yelnosky on R.I. Pension Battle

Rhode Island’s 2011 retirement overhaul was sweeping and historic. Professor Michael Yelnosky says the ensuing legal battles may be long and equally epic.

From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Stakes high in lawsuits challenging overhaul" by Mike Stanton, Journal Staff Writer

 

Professor Michael J. YelnoskyPROVIDENCE, December 2, 2012 - The vote to overhaul Rhode Island’s retirement system in November 2011 was swift, sweeping and historic. One year later, the legal struggle to see if it survives could be long, laborious and equally epic.

[...] Michael J. Yelnosky, a Roger Williams University law professor, says it’s a close call.

“It’s a close one, but if I had to prognosticate I’d rather be in the state’s position than the unions’,” says Yelnosky, an expert in employment law.[...]

For full story, click here.