Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke is terminating TPS for Nicaragua with a delayed effective date of 12 months, to January 5, 2019.
Senator Grassley's letter noted that "[g]iven President Trump's willingness to reevaluate—or reject—any and all of the NAFTA agreement, in the interest of protecting American workers, I recommend that you specifically include temporary workers in the ongoing NAFTA review."
USCIS recently changed the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners using Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.
Citing current imbalances on the steel industry, the Mexican government increased the import duties on 97 customs tariff classification codes of iron and steel products by 15 percent.
What goes on when crafting an acquisition agreement to purchase a company?
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2018 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for retirement plans. Some limits have increased, and some have remained the same.
The cable advises posts on revised guidance regarding the 90-day rule, formerly known as the "30/60 day rule."
Much like overtime being provided in the game of football, two pilot programs initiated by the USPTO have provided forms of prosecution “overtime” for patent applicants.
- Class Action Plaintiff Targets Universities and Colleges for Website Accessibility Claims: Fordham and Three Others Sued in One Week
In addition to suing Fordham University, the College of Westchester, Iona College and the College of New Rochelle have also been named in class action lawsuits alleging that inaccessible websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws.
On July 17, 2017, USCIS issued a revised version of the I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form.
Being strategic about where to pursue foreign patent protection can go a long way in efficiently using available resources while still acquiring meaningful protection for an invention.
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- What’s Next for the Dreamers? The Administration Rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
For years, the United States has struggled to find an appropriate policy for the Dreamers, which refers to children who were brought to the United States without immigration status.
At this time last year, employers were deciding how to comply with the DOL's new rule that more than doubled the salary threshold for exempt employees under the FLSA.
In May 2017, the United States Supreme Court decided TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods and limited venue in patent cases to where a corporate defendant is incorporated or has a regular and established place of business.
Last year, banks worldwide experienced cyber attacks through the SWIFT messaging system.
Community banks require a consistent flow of incoming capital for growth and success in the market. One flexible and effective method bank holding companies can use to raise capital is a stock or capital notes offering.
Effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2016, a “financial institution” for Minnesota tax purposes includes both corporations and “other business entities,” such as limited liability companies, that perform financial institution activities.
On August 25, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be implementing across the board in-person interviews at local field offices for a broadened range of permanent residence applications.
On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court placed a significant limitation on the SEC's use of disgorgement in enforcement actions.
The North Dakota legislature substantially modified the program, reenacting it as the “Angel Investor” tax credit program during the 2017 legislative session.
New cybersecurity regulations impacting broker-dealers and investment advisers in Colorado went into effect over the weekend.
On June 30, 2017, the Minneapolis City Council passed an ordinance raising minimum wage rates in Minneapolis over a seven-year period.
On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States allowed parts of the Trump Administration’s travel ban to go into effect.
- FINRA Enacts New Rules Addressing Financial Exploitation of Seniors, as Regulators Increase Vigilance Protecting Senior Investors Generally
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced a February 5, 2018, effective date for FINRA’s new rules aimed at addressing financial exploitation of seniors.
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board Creates Loophole to Challenge Written Description and Enablement in Older Patent Families
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision creates a loophole that enables challengers to bring new kinds of attacks against older applications.
Judge Robert Scola, Jr. released his verdict and Order following a non-jury trial: the defendant Winn-Dixie violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
When it comes to trees, Minnesota law allows neighbors to take the law into their own hands under the right circumstances.
Governor Dayton has signed into law House Bill 1538, which adds additional requirements for condominium and townhome homeowners associations wishing to bring construction defect claims against developers.
- Vetoed Preemption Bill Means Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick Leave Ordinances Go Into Effect July 1 as Planned
On May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Dayton vetoed a bill that would have prevented cities from enacting their own minimum wage and sick time ordinances.
Should keeping a bank account or financial adviser in Minnesota be considered when determining where a person is a resident?
- Residency Legislative Alert: Location of Attorney, CPA, Financial Adviser or Bank Account May No Longer Be Considered in Domicile Determinations
When evaluating whether an individual is a Minnesota resident, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has been considering, among many factors, the location of a person’s attorney, accountant, financial adviser and bank accounts.
In the case of Frazier v. AmeriServ Financial Bank, # 17cv0031, 2017 federal district judge Arthur J. Schwab ruled that Title III of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, applies to AmeriServ Bank’s website.
On April 17, 2017, the Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected a maltreatment ruling by the Minnesota DHS against Meridian Services.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s May 22, 2017, decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group redefined the possible venues for patent infringement lawsuits.
In Helsinn Healthcare, S.A., v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed the degree to which the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) altered the “on sale” prior art provision of 35 U.S.C. § 102.
With cyber intrusions becoming more common and sophisticated, the NY State Dept. of Financial Services has implemented a new regulation to combat these dangers.
The Federal Trade Commission has created a new online resource designed to give small businesses practical guidance on avoiding cyber risks and online scams.
- Relying On Assumptions in Your Complaint May Subject You to An Exceptional Case Finding and Award Of Attorneys’ Fees
In M-I Drilling Fluids UK Ltd. v. Dynamic Air Inc., Chief Judge Tunheim adopted the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Bowbeer, finding the case to be exceptional and awarding attorneys’ fees against the plaintiff.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sent out over 90 letters to brands and influencers for failing to properly disclose a sponsored relationship, compensation or other benefit in relation to a social media endorsement.
On April 14, 2017, Governor Burgum signed Senate Bill No. 2223, as passed by the North Dakota legislature, amending key sections of North Dakota’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act.
Recent news reports, have left the public concerned that thousands of Vulnerable Adult Act mandated maltreatment reports are going uninvestigated without good reason.
On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands case.
- 12 Deaf Plaintiffs Sue Banner Health for Lack of ASL Interpreters and Lack of Auxiliary Communication Aids
Twelve deaf individuals filed a complaint in Federal District Court in Arizona on March 13 against Banner Health.
When we normally think of the term “decanting,” we think of it applying to wine. When one decants a bottle of wine, the wine is poured from the bottle into a decanter where the wine is exposed to air which allows it to “breathe.” Now when this term is used, it can also be applied to trusts in Minnesota.
In 2016, the Department of Labor issued its final “conflicts of interest” rule, which broadens the definition of “fiduciary” and the scope of investment advice under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.
- Financial Institution Bond May Cover Losses from Fraudulent Wire Transfers – Even Where Bank Employees Are at Fault
Even the most well-designed security plan for preventing financial losses from fraudulent acts has a potential weak spot—the humans at the bank who are responsible for implementing the plan.
The December 2015 changes to Rule 34 are dramatic in the way document requests and objections will be handled in federal practice.
The U.S. EPA is mailing general notice letters and requests for information to parties it believes may be responsible under CERCLA for cleanup of the Freeway Sanitary Landfill Site in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Rapid technology developments and increasing computer processing speeds continue to indiscriminately disrupt businesses across industries.
- EventOctober 24 & 26, 2023Fredrikson's 39th Annual Employment & Labor Law Seminar
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