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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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Question of the Day: Sexual Orientation and Transgender Identity Discrimination

What is the significance of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sexual orientation and transgender identity discrimination and what steps should employers take in response?

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Question of the Day: Onsite Visitor Health Screening

Can another business perform a COVID-19 health screen on my employee before allowing the employee onsite?

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Anticipated Additional Restriction On Foreign National Employees

It is possible that President Trump will attempt to restrict work authorization and substantially increase filing fees for foreign nationals within the U.S.

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Recognized as North Star Lawyers

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 55 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as North Star Lawyers. North Star Lawyers are MSBA members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono service to low-income individuals or organizations that serve economically disadvantaged individuals during the 2019 calendar year.

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Premium Processing Resumes for Certain Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for Forms I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) and I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers).

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USCIS Resumes Non-Emergency, Face-to-Face Services to Public

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of June 4, 2020, certain USCIS field offices and asylum offices have resumed non-emergency, face-to-face services to the public. Application support centers will resume services later.

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Trump Proclamation Limits Chinese Students and Researchers

Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation on May 29, 2020, restricting the entry of certain graduate students and researchers from China.

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Chinese Air Carriers Allowed to Enter United States

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on June 5, 2020, that it will permit Chinese air carriers, in aggregate, the right to operate two weekly passenger flights to the United States, effective immediately.

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DHS Extends Border Restrictions with Mexico and Canada

On May 19, 2020, Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced the extension of border restrictions with Mexico and Canada until June 22, 2020.

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‘Temporary Final Rule’ Eases H-2B Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a temporary final rule to ease certain H-2B requirements “to help secure the U.S. food supply chain and reduce the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency on H-2B employers.” The temporary flexibilities are available through September 11, 2020.

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