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Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Extends Immigration Programs to December

October 17, 2016

The Immigration-related programs extended by the bill include E-Verify, EB-5 regional centers, EB-4 non-ministerial religious workers and Conrad 3 for J-1 medical workers.

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New Regime for China Foreign Direct Investment

October 13, 2016

On October 8, 2016, China’s Ministry of Commerce issued interim measures further stream-lining the process for establishing companies in China and related corporate changes. Find out how this will impact companies doing business in China and future investment.

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Surprise, Surprise. Eighth Circuit Decision Could Unexpectedly Increase Indemnification Liability

October 13, 2016

The Eighth Circuit recently held that a broad indemnification clause obligated the indemnifying party to indemnify the other party for its own misconduct. What should you do to avoid becoming an unwitting insurer?

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If You Have Employees In California – Action May Be Needed!

October 7, 2016

Businesses with employees in California will be impacted by two recently-passed laws. Find out what action you can take to avoid penalties.

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Lead Generation: An Old Practice Under New Scrutiny by the FTC

September 27, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection released a highly-anticipated report on lead generation on September 15, 2016. Read more for details.

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Can a 501(c)(3) Host a Political Candidates’ Debate?

September 26, 2016

The short answer is “yes.” Whether you are inspired by this year’s U.S. presidential debates or otherwise to host your own debate, a 501(c)(3) can engage in various election-related activities, so long as the 501(c)(3) follows certain rules so as not to jeopardize its tax-exempt status.

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Avoiding Punitive Damages in Patent Infringement Cases: Staying on the Right Side of the Now-Blurred Line

September 19, 2016

The United States Supreme Court’s recent Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics case made it easier for a patent holder to win punitive damages in a patent infringement case.

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Piercing the Corporate Veil – A Primer on North Dakota’s Piercing Law

September 13, 2016

When forming new business entities, a primary goal is to shield yourself and other stakeholders from personal liability as much as possible.

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St. Paul Passes Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

September 8, 2016

On September 7, 2016, the St. Paul City Council passed the St. Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. Here is what employers need to know now if they have employees who work in St. Paul.

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Risk of ADA Claims Rises as DOJ Contemplates New Website Compliance Standards

September 1, 2016

Is your bank’s website accessible to the visually impaired? If it is not, now is the time to address this issue as businesses across the country are receiving demand letters and being made parties to legal claims for alleged violations of the ADA.

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