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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 Attorneys Named 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers recognized 28 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers and 16 attorneys as Minnesota Rising Stars.

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Responding to Assessor “Annual Review” Requests

Recently, many of our clients have received notices from the county assessor’s office that the county is conducting an “annual review” of their property for assessment purposes. How should you respond to these types of requests? It depends.

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Captives, NRRA and Nonadmitted Insurance Premium Taxes – A Primer (Part II)

Last week, we reviewed the basics about captive insurance companies, nonadmitted insurance and the essence of the federal legislation known as the NRRA. This week, we examine what the states did to implement NRRA and how that affected, or may affect, insurance premiums paid to out-of-state captives.

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The Present and Future of Drug and Alcohol Testing—What Employers Should Know About the Iowa Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions

The Iowa Supreme Court recently provided employers some much-needed guidance.

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Extension of Validity for NIEs for Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and India

On June 29, 2021, the Department of State extended the validity of National Interest Exceptions for travelers subject to restrictions under presidential proclamations related to the spread of COVID-19.

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Captives, NRRA and Nonadmitted Insurance Premium Taxes – A Primer (Part I)

We are seeing increased focus by state tax departments on nonadmitted insurance premium reporting, tax payments owed and auditing of captive insurance companies. This article is Part I of our primer on the application of the nonadmitted premium tax rules to purchases of insurance from out-of-state captives.

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District Court Vacates Final Rule Affecting Wages for H-1B, PERM Workers; OFLC Updates Implementation

In light of delays and a June district court order vacating the final rule, the operative version of the regulations “continues to be the version in place on October 7, 2020, prior to the publication” of the interim final rule, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification said.

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USCIS Releases Guidance Following June 30 Expiration of EB-5 Regional Center Program

The agency released guidance on July 1, 2021, noting that the lapse does not affect EB-5 petitions filed by investors who are not seeking a visa under the Regional Center Program.

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State Department Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Restrictions and Exceptions, Including National Interest

The exceptions include general categories like U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and certain types of workers, as well as national interest.

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USCIS Allows Resubmission of Certain FY 2021 H-1B Petitions Rejected or Closed Due to Start Date

USCIS will accept resubmitted fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were rejected or administratively closed solely because the requested start date was after October 1, 2020.

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