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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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State Dept. Anticipates Visa Number Movement in Some Employment-Based Categories

Forward movement is possible in some employment-based categories in the coming months.

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DHS Considers ‘Known Employer’ Program To Aid Business Travel

DHS expects to launch a pilot by late 2015 to test the program.

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DOL Announces 2015 H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rates

The 2015 AEWRs, broken down by state, range from a low of $10 (Alabama) to a high of $13.59 (Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota).

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USCIS Adds Five Countries To H-2A, H-2B Visa Program Participation

The Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden were added to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs for the coming year.

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President Announces Thaw in Relations with Cuba

The measures President Obama announced included, among other things, initiating discussions to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, and facilitating an expansion of travel.

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Attorney Warren Mack Elected Chair of Minnesota Orchestra Board

Warren Mack has served on Minnesota Orchestra’s board since 1998, and he will serve as chair of the board for a one-year term.

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Employment Authorization Granted to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence

The change will be effective May 26, 2015.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Stone-Goff Partners in its Sale of Equity Stake in Thymes

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Stone-Goff Partners in its sale of equity stake in Thymes to a private equity consortium.

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Attorney John Koneck Receives Hennepin County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Distinguished Service Award

John M. Koneck, President of Fredrikson & Byron, has been selected to receive the Hennepin County Bar Association’s 2015 Pro Bono Publico Distinguished Service Award.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents City of New Brighton in Contamination Settlement with U.S. Army

Fredrikson & Byron represented the City of New Brighton in achieving a $59.4 million settlement with the United States Army.

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