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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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Question of the Day: COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Can employers require COVID-19 antibody testing before an employee may re-enter the workplace?

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IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Seven Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys in its 2020 Edition

Grant D. Fairbairn, Lora Friedemann, Thomas R. Hipkins, Ann M. Ladd, Kurt J. Niederluecke, Charles D. Segelbaum and David C. West were featured in the 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

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Question of the Day: DOL’s New FFCRA Leave Tool

What is the DOL’s new FFCRA leave tool for employees?

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Fredrikson & Byron Joins Law Firm Antiracism Alliance

Fredrikson & Byron has partnered with more than 125 law firms to establish the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA).

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Question of the Day: Accommodation Obligations

Is an employee entitled to an accommodation to avoid exposing a family member who is at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to an underlying medical condition?

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Fredrikson & Byron Earns Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification

Fredrikson & Byron has earned Gold Standard Certification by Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the fifth time. WILEF grants Gold Standard status to major firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners.

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You Have a Trademark Registration, Now What?

Once you have started using your trademark or received a trademark registration, you should put a watch or monitoring service into place.

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Serving Up Some Help: How Subchapter V Can Solve Problems for Service Industry Debtors During the Time of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to devastate the U.S. and local economies, the service industry in particular has experienced substantial declines in both business and profits. However, the new Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code and the CARES Act have provided service industry debtors with new and potentially life-saving tools to solve their unique debt issues moving forward.

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Developments in PPP Loans: Sidestepping the SBA’s Anti-Debtor Stance

As Chapter 11 debtors have grappled with the SBA’s surprising anti-debtor stance, a promising strategy has emerged. This strategy does not make sense for every Chapter 11 debtor, but for those Chapter 11 debtors that need additional liquidity and otherwise qualify for a PPP loan, quick action may be necessary.

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Question of the Day: Minneapolis Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

What is the current status of the Minneapolis Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance? Does my business, located outside Minneapolis, still have to comply for employees who sometimes work in Minneapolis?

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