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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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House Passes Bill to Address Labor Shortage in Agriculture; Senate Prospects Unclear

By a bipartisan vote of 260-165, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation intended to ease the agricultural labor shortage.

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Regulatory Agendas are No Longer Just Wish Lists

The Trump administration recently published its regulatory agenda and, of interest to employers, will redefine the term “specialty occupation.”

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Health Insurance Proclamation Injunction Granted

Oregon-based Judge Michael Simon ruled that the October 2019 Presidential Proclamation “is inconsistent” with the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Highlights from the Heart of Medical Alley

Minnesota’s Medical Alley is a leading health care center anchored by world-class providers, technology companies and payors near Rochester, Minnesota.

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IP Litigator Scott Johnson Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Des Moines Office

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Scott Johnson has joined Fredrikson & Byron as a shareholder in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups.

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New H-1B Cap Registration and Important Considerations

The process of preparing H-1B petitions is changing this year, for the Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B lottery.

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Attention Audit Committees: SEC Offers Year-End Observations and Reminders

On December 30, the SEC published a statement highlighting a number of potential areas of focus for audit committees as the 2019 calendar year-end financial reporting season approaches.

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SEC Issues Guidance on Disclosure of IP and Technology Risks Associated with International Operations

On December 19, the SEC issued guidance on disclosure obligations that companies should consider with respect to intellectual property and technology risks that may result from conducting business outside the United States.

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SEC Issues Updated Guidance on Confidential Treatment Requests

On December 19, the SEC issued updated guidance to assist registrants with the submission of “traditional” confidential treatment requests under Rules 406 and 24b-2. Confidential treatment applications under these rules used to be the primary method for companies to protect confidential information filed in materials contracts.

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SEC Proposes Amendments to “Accredited Investor” Definition

On December 18, the SEC proposed amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D to allow more investors to participate in private securities offerings.

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