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It’s H-1B Filing Season … Don’t Miss the Opener on April 1, 2015

January 20, 2015

USCIS will start accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016) on April 1, 2015. Only 65,000 H-1Bs are issued each fiscal year.

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U.S., China Extend Short-Term, Business Visa Validity Reciprocal Arrangement

December 23, 2014

On November 12, 2014, the United States began issuing visas in accordance with a new reciprocal arrangement with China.

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BSA’s Misleading and Unsavory Tactics in Software Audits

December 19, 2014

In this article, you will be provided a legal background on software license disputes and tips to consider in interacting with the BSA.

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5 Year-End Reminders on the Affordable Care Act

December 17, 2014

We are near the end of the year and had hoped we would have some of the more highly anticipated regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To date, that guidance has not been issued. Nonetheless, we wanted to remind you of some recent developments and upcoming deadlines under the ACA.

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NLRB Hits ‘Send’ On Union Organizing Via Company Email

December 12, 2014

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned existing precedent in a decision that contains important implications as to how employers draft and implement their electronic communications policies.

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Engaging in Policy Discussions Impacting Disability Services

November 24, 2014

Kevin Goodno, shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, presented his thoughts on the challenges faced by the disability service system in Minnesota.

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Responding to Software Audits by the BSA, SIIA and Other Technology Vendors: Legal Tips and Strategy

November 21, 2014

Software audits, or inquiries by a software vendor regarding legal use of a software license, can be an intimidating experience.

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President Obama Provides Relief to Select Undocumented Immigrants and Outlines Framework for Future Administrative Actions to Improve Immigration System

November 21, 2014

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced significant changes and fixes to our broken immigration system.

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TRUSTe, Inc. Not So Trustworthy: Privacy Certification Program Pays $200,000 to Settle FTC Charge It Failed to Conduct Annual Recertifications As Promised

November 20, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the for-profit privacy certification business TRUSTe, Inc. agreed to pay $200,000 to settle allegations of false or misleading statements regarding its Privacy Seal Program.

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The Cover-Up is Always Worse Than the Crime: Court Upholds Massive Arbitration Award in Trade Secrets Case

November 11, 2014

A recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision highlights the stakes involved in trade secret misappropriation cases.

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