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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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Attorney J. Marc Ward Named Chair of Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees

Marc Ward, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Marc Ward

Fredrikson & Byron shareholder J. Marc Ward has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of Broadlawns Medical Center to serve a one-year term through January 2022.

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Question of the Day: American Rescue Plan

What should employers know about the American Rescue Plan?

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Benefit Plans: American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARPA) Update

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, included several employee benefits updates and changes.

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act Provides Significant Changes to Trademark and Copyright Laws

Beyond coronavirus-related provisions, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, contains significant changes to trademark and copyright laws.

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Question of the Day: Key Provisions of Governor Walz’s March 12 Executive Order

What does the Governor’s March 12, 2021, Executive Order mean for Minnesota employers?

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Virginia Becomes Second State to Pass Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law

On March 2, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Consumer Data Protection Act. In doing so, Virginia became the second state to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy law.

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Recent Announcements Confirm Pending End of LIBOR

Recent announcements with respect to LIBOR will have a significant implications for lenders, borrowers and other financial services providers and users.

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DHS Rescinds Public Charge Rule, Withdraws Appeals of Injunctions Blocking It

DHS rescinded regulations resulting from a final rule that was vacated by a federal district court. The Biden administration also withdrew the federal government’s appeals of injunctions blocking the DHS public charge rule.

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State Department Releases Guidance for Those Previously Refused Visas Under Travel Bans

The Department issued guidance in response to President Biden’s signing of two proclamations that ended travel bans on certain nationals, based on visa type, from Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Venezuela and Yemen.

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State Department Extends Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility

The Department has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. The temporary expansion is effective until December 31, 2021.

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