About Our Firm

At Rose Kallor, LLP, we strive to provide the best and most advanced legal services to our clients.  The Firm is considered to lead its field in public sector law. We are innovative, progressive and enthusiastic lawyers, counselors, litigators and teachers. Our services are provided in a friendly, personalized and hands-on approach to maximize our clients’ understanding of the law and how to apply it to daily operations.

Rose Kallor was formed by Michael J. Rose, Esq. and Robin B. Kallor, Esq. in 2007 with a strong and powerful legal team behind them. Attorney Rose has worked for over 20 years providing legal services to public sector clients.  The primary focus of his practice is on public sector employer litigation, but his practice has spanned the field of civil rights and labor law.  Attorney Kallor has an equal amount of experience, focusing her practice on labor relations, negotiations, investigations, counseling and training.  Cindy M. Cieslak, Esq. has practiced for 6 years with a focus on all aspects of labor and employment litigation.  Melinda A. Powell, Esq. rounds out the leadership at Rose Kallor with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of complex civil rights matters, including First Amendment Retaliation; Civil Rights and § 1983 claims; the Americans with Disabilities Act; zoning matters, the Freedom of Information Act; and contract disputes. Attorneys Rose, Kallor, Powell and Cieslak have all been named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers and/or Rising Stars lists.  Attorneys in our firm have also been recognized by Best Lawyers® and are Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated.

Our attorneys have litigated hundreds of complex cases and administrative proceedings, arbitrated numerous labor matters related to public sector employment, including interest arbitration, conducted several investigations, and counseled public sector clients on a wide range of human resources and labor relations issues. Legal issues regularly involve, but are not limited to:

  • Collective Bargaining Agreement interpretation, arbitration of grievances, contract negotiation and interest arbitration;
  • The Civil Rights statutes, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act;
  • Wage and hour issues;
  • Draft and review of employment contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures;
  • Documenting employee performance and misconduct;
  • Constitutional protections arising under the Procedural and Substantive Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and the First Amendment’s protection of free speech, as well as Qualified Immunity and other immunities from suit;
  • Interpretation of statutes/regulations, and advocacy for  employers’ interests;
  • Fair scheduling laws;
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and other laws pertaining to leaves of absence;
  • Drug testing procedures; and
  • Military leave laws.