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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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It is H-1B Filing Season Again – Get Ready Now for the April 1 Filing Date

USCIS will start accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2019 (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019) on April 1, 2018.

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Attorney Todd Zimmerman Joins the International Society of Barristers

Todd Zimmerman, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney

Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Todd E. Zimmerman has been named a Fellow with the International Society of Barristers.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Securian Financial Group in its Transaction with Kestra Financial, Inc.

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Securian Financial Group in its sale of H. Beck, Inc. to Kestra Financial, Inc.

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Attention Compensation Committees: Discretion-Based Director Compensation Faces Stricter Scrutiny

On December 13, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an opinion, In Re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, with significant implications for director compensation under equity incentive plans.

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New Year’s Resolution for Public Companies: File 10-Qs and 10-Ks on Time

Stock prices drop significantly when companies fail to file Forms 10-Q and 10-K on a timely basis, even when management pledges to meet the extended deadlines afforded by Rule 12b-25, according to a recent study by researchers at New York University and the University of California at Berkeley.

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Holiday Reading for Accountants and Auditors

A statement released by the SEC in connection with a recent accounting conference provides a useful and easily digestible recap of recent developments affecting all professionals involved in public company financial reporting.

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Pending Tax Reform May Eliminate Some Popular Pay Mechanics

While the current tax reform compromise announced December 13 may boost pay overall, it could also eliminate certain familiar compensation tax breaks for companies and their executives. 

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New ISS Guidelines Recommend Voting Against Directors Who Approve ‘Excessive’ Director Pay

New proxy voting guidelines from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), issued November 16, include a new voting guideline on director pay. 

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Sexual Harassment Cases Prompt Changes – But EEOC Data Flag Other Types of Discrimination

The current wave of high-profile sexual harassment scandals is prompting rapid changes in workplaces far beyond Hollywood, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. But sexual harassment is not the only type of workplace discrimination. 

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The Supreme Court Lifted a Temporary Hold on the Most Recent Version of President Trump’s “Travel Ban”

On September 24, the president issued a proclamation that replaced his prior executive orders regarding a travel ban (to the U.S.) of people from mostly Muslim nations. 

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