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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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Fredrikson & Byron Achieves Perfect Score on 2020 Corporate Equality Index

Fredrikson & Byron earned 100 of 100 possible points on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s leading benchmarking tool and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

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Business & Tax Planning Attorney Mark Salsbury Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Attorney Mark D. Salsbury has joined Fredrikson & Byron as a shareholder in the Business & Tax Planning, Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups.

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The SEC’s 2020 Exam Priorities

According to the SEC, these priorities reflect certain practices and products that may present heightened risk to investors and/or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.

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USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021 Cap Season

USCIS will open an initial registration period for H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021 Cap Season from March 1 through March 20, 2020.

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Fake Companies Exploit F-1 Student Visa Program

NBC found that 14 “suspicious” companies employed more than 5,500 foreign students through the Optional Practical Training program.

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Trump Signs Legislation Extending EB-5 Regional Center Program and Others

President Trump has signed legislation for fiscal year 2020 that includes several immigration-related provisions and preventing government shutdown.

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EADS Extended for Six TPS Countries

DHS has extended the validity of employment authorization documents issued under TPS designations through January 4, 2021, for certain TPS beneficiaries.

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USCIS Begins Accepting Applications From Liberians

On December 26, 2019, USCIS announced it would begin accepting applications from certain Liberian nationals to adjust status to lawful permanent residence.

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DHS, DOJ Propose Rule Expanding Bars to Asylum

A new joint proposed rule by the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice would provide seven additional mandatory bars to eligibility for asylum.

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Justice Dept. Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Large Staffing Company

The Department of Justice reached a settlement agreement with Adecco USA Inc., one of the largest staffing companies in the United States.

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