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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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OSC Responds to Query on Steps to Follow After Internal I-9 Audit

An attorney asked what steps a client should take with respect to employee-submitted green cards, and whether she was obligated to train the client on what to look for in a valid green card.

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Court Delays STEM OPT Ruling, Preserving Current STEM OPT Program

DHS persuaded the court that it was working diligently to evaluate more than 50,000 comments and promulgate a final rule, but was unable to do so in time for a new rule to be effective.

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DHS Revises Regulations on H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants

DHS said the final rule does not impose any additional costs on employers, workers or any governmental entity.

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CMS Clarifies 60-Day Report and Return Rule in Final Regulation

Today CMS published a final rule detailing the duty to report and return overpayments with 60 days of their identification.

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Picking a Good Trademark – Be Intelligent, But Not Necessarily “Smart”

In a precedential decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board affirmed the examining attorney’s refusal to register SMART SERIES because the mark was merely descriptive. 

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Oklahoma Pizza Joint Serves Up Lawsuit on Carlson Lynch Law Firm

Oklahoma-based pizzeria Mazzio’s Italian Eatery filed a preemptive “declaratory” lawsuit in federal district court against the Carlson Lynch law firm on February 2, 2016.

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The SEC Announces 2016 Exam Priorities

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has published its exam priorities for 2016. According to the SEC, these priorities reflect certain practices and products that may present heightened risk to investors and/or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.

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Fredrikson & Byron Among Top Law Firms for Client Service

The BTI Consulting Group included Fredrikson & Byron on its “Honor Roll of the Best” ranking for its client service excellence.

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New EEO-1 Compensation Reporting/Equal Pay Initiative

The EEOC issued proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to require covered employers to report aggregate workforce compensation data. 

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What’s In a Title? Maybe a Trademark

A recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board serves as a good reminder that the title of a single work cannot be a trademark. Independent Media Corporation (PVT) Ltd. v. BOL Enterprise (PVT) Ltd., decided January 14, 2016.

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