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USCIS Reminds Employers: Only Unrestricted Social Security Cards Are Acceptable for I-9 Purposes

October 22, 2019

USCIS has reminded employers that they may accept only unrestricted Social Security cards for I-9 verification purposes, and they have updated the form accordingly.

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State Department Issues Reminder About Uses of Passport Books/Cards Under ‘Real ID’

October 22, 2019

The Department of State recently issued a reminder about upcoming changes to domestic air travel documentation requirements under the Real ID Act, which requires all state-issued identification documents to meet a set of minimum security standards.

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Resigns

October 22, 2019

After just six months serving as Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Kevin McAleenan handed in his resignation on October 12. McAleenan was the fourth DHS Secretary of the Trump administration.

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Immigrants Lead the Way for America in the Awarding of Nobel Prizes

October 22, 2019

Four immigrants to the United States have been named Nobel laureates for 2019.

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Supreme Court Allows Enforcement of Trump Administration Asylum Rule

October 22, 2019

The Supreme Court has allowed enforcement of a new Trump administration rule, which requires asylum seekers passing through third countries to apply for asylum in those countries first before seeking asylum in the United States, to move forward pending disposition of the administration’s appeal in the Ninth Circuit.

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MIMA’s Website Accessibility Workshop: Pro Tips, Legal Highlights & Case Studies

October 21, 2019

On November 5, 2019, Fredrikson & Byron is hosting MIMA’s workshop on the business and legal need for creating accessible websites, apps and other digital tech.

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New Case Reminds Employers of Old Adage: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

October 14, 2019

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently affirmed an employer’s liability for more than a half million dollars in unpaid overtime wages and an additional half million in liquidated damages because the employer’s split-day compensation system did not comply with the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA).

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New Development on Cost-Plus Contracts in Iowa

October 8, 2019

Cost-plus contracts are common in the construction industry, and a recent case in Iowa will have significant implications for business practices in that industry.

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The 2020 Overtime Pay Rule: What Employers Need to Know

October 1, 2019

The DOL’s new overtime rule is likely to survive the legal challenges that stopped the 2016 rule from going into effect. In the meantime, what should employers do to prepare for the rule’s effective date?

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REITs After TCJA –Time for a Second Look?

September 30, 2019

Real estate fund sponsors that typically choose limited partnership or limited liability company structures for their fund entities might want to give REITs another look.

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