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Question of the Day: Social Media Policies

September 18, 2020

To what extent may a company regulate employees’ use of social media?

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Question of the Day: Health Care Providers Exempted from FFCRA Leave

September 15, 2020

What do health care employers need to know about the revised definition of health care providers who can be exempted from FFCRA leave?

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Question of the Day: Mandatory COVID Vaccinations

September 10, 2020

Once there is a COVID-19 vaccine, can an employer mandate that its employees be vaccinated?

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How Long Does the “Crop Year” Last? The Importance of Specificity in Agricultural Leases

September 3, 2020

While many would define the “crop year” to be the time between harvests, that definition can cause confusion in long-term agricultural leases, especially where the tenant-farmer intends to raise different crops during the lease term.

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Executive Order Assists Minnesota Cooperatives During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

September 1, 2020

On August 26, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency Executive Order 20-86, providing relief to Minnesota cooperatives.

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Rethinking CRA: Key Considerations for Implementing the New OCC Final Rule

September 1, 2020

On May 20, 2020, following much industry debate and speculation, the OCC released its final rule on CRA in an effort to modernize, strengthen, and establish more objectivity with respect to CRA regulations.

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Best Practices for a Transition Away from LIBOR

September 1, 2020

Despite the impact of COVID-19, it is safe to assume that LIBOR will still become unusable by the end of 2021. In preparation for the transition, the ARRC has published its recommended best practices to prepare for the anticipated discontinuation of LIBOR.

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Dealing with Distressed Properties and Loans – A Refresher

September 1, 2020

The pandemic-induced economic downturn has created huge stresses on owners of both residential and commercial real property. In turn, those stresses have been visited upon the lenders who have financed those properties.

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FERC Permits MISO to Treat Electric Storage as a Transmission-Only Asset for Cost-Recovery Purposes

September 1, 2020

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently accepted a proposal by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. to revise its tariff to allow for storage facilities to be classified as transmission-only assets in the MISO Transmission Expansion Plan and receive cost recovery under the MISO tariff on the same basis as other MTEP projects.

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SEC Adopts Amendments to “Accredited Investor” Definition

August 31, 2020

On August 26, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D, expanding the pool of investors who may participate in private securities offerings.

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