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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 2022 Corporate Equality Index

Fredrikson & Byron earned 100 of 100 possible points on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s leading benchmarking tool and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney Nicole Rollins Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Nicole Rollins, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Nicole RollinsAttorney Nicole A. Rollins has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate & Securities Groups.

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Double, Double Toil and Trouble: DOL and IRS Penalties for Failure to File Form 5500

Most employers or retirement plan administrators are required to file annual informational returns with the U.S. Department of Labor called Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan.

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The Fate of the OSHA ETS – The Vaccine or Regular Testing Mandate

The United States Supreme Court, on January 13, 2022, granted the application for a stay of the OSHA ETS pending further proceedings in the lower court.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Stone-Goff Partners in its Sale of Centerline Communications

Fredrikson & Byron is acting as legal counsel to Stone-Goff Partners in its sale of Centerline Communications.

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Finally, Some Clarity on Suspended Royalty

In news welcome to oil and gas operators, the North Dakota Supreme Court issued its decision in Vic Christensen Mineral Trust v. Enerplus Resources (USA) Corp., 2022 ND 8.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Altasciences in its Acquisition of Sinclair Research

Fredrikson & Byron is acting as legal counsel to Altasciences in its agreement to acquire Sinclair Research.

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Waivers Expanded for In-Person Interviews for Certain Temporary Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants who have a petition approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Flexibilities for Responding to Certain Agency Requests Extended

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it originally announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners and requestors who are responding to certain requests.

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Increase Proposed on Nonimmigrant and Special Visas Consular Service Fees

The Department of State has proposed raising fees for consular services for several nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, the Border Crossing Card for Mexican citizens age 15 and over, and the waiver of the two year residency requirement fee for certain J exchange visitors.

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