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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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Changes to Minnesota Trust Law

Significant changes to Minnesota trust law adopt a number of new concepts and modernize Minnesota’s laws to be similar to the trust laws of other retirement-friendly states.

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Are You Sure It’s from the CEO? Protect Your Bank and Customers from Business Email Compromise Crimes

Recently, a successful company fell victim to a crime that is increasingly targeting companies with a global presence and traveling executives. 

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Minneapolis Issues Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

On May 27, 2016, the Minneapolis City Council passed the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. The law is effective July 1, 2017. The mayor approved amendments on September 28, 2016, and further guidance may be forthcoming in the future, but here is what Minneapolis employers need to know now.

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Fredrikson & Byron Recognized by 2016 Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked eight Fredrikson & Byron practice areas and 25 individual attorneys in its 2016 edition, released today.

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Four Class Actions in 14 Days: Quick Serve, Fast Casual, Restaurant Industry Targeted for Alleged Inaccessible Websites

Between April 19 and May 3, 2016, Olive Garden, Domino’s, Potbelly and Dean & Deluca were each named as a defendant in four separate but similar class action lawsuits.

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Attorney Emily Pontius Graduates from the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute

Emily S. Pontius, an officer of Fredrikson & Byron, recently graduated from the Community Leadership Program (CLP) offered at the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

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Private Equity Attorney Frank Bennett Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Frank Bennett, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney

Attorney Frank B. Bennett joins Fredrikson & Byron as a shareholder in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and co-chair of the firm’s Private Equity Group.

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents SportsEngine in Acquisition of KYCK

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to SportsEngine, a leading provider of Sport Life Management web software and mobile applications for youth, amateur and professional sports, in its acquisition of KYCK, a provider of technology for soccer organizations.

 

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Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rules

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor issued the long-awaited new regulations which provide widespread and significant changes affecting all businesses and employees covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Legal First: California Court Holds Inaccessible Website Violates ADA

A California state court recently held that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites.

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