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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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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Recognized as North Star Lawyers

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 67 current Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as North Star Lawyers.

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Minnesota’s New Minimum Wage: A Cheat Sheet for Ensuring Compliance

Minnesota’s new minimum wage already is causing employers to ask many questions before its first effective date of August 1, 2014.

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Fredrikson & Byron Among Top 10 Best Law Firms for Female Partners by Law360

Fredrikson & Byron was named a member of Law360’s inaugural class of “2014 Ceiling Smashers,” which ranks the top 25 U.S.-based law firms for having the highest percentage of female partners.

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Adjuncts and Athletes: Unions and the Academy

College administrators, coaches and many of the rest of us were surprised to learn that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act.

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H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2015 – Alternative Visa Options for Employers

The USCIS announced on April 7, 2014, the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2015 has been reached.

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Attorney Thomas Wilhelmy Recognized by Lawyer Monthly

Thomas R. Wilhelmy was recognized in Lawyer Monthly’s 2014 Leading Lawyer 250 issue.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Bio-Techne’s Investment in CyVek, Inc.

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel for Techne Corporation in its $10 million equity investment in CyVek.

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Attorney John R. Houston Receives 2014 Client Choice Award from the International Law Office and Lexology

Attorney John R. Houston received a 2014 Client Choice Award in the General Corporate category for the state of Minnesota from the International Law Office and Lexology.

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Minnesota Enacts Changes to Tax Laws

On March 21, 2014, Governor Dayton signed into law an Omnibus Tax Bill that alters the gift and estate tax landscape in Minnesota.

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The Supreme Court Decides that False Advertising Standing Requires Economic or Reputational Injury Proximately Caused by Defendant’s Advertising

Does a plaintiff have standing to sue for false advertising?

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