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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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New Work Authorization Extensions Affect Form I-9 Completion

USCIS automatically extended work authorization for L-2 nonimmigrants who are the dependent spouses of L-1 nonimmigrants and E nonimmigrants who are the dependent spouses of E-1, E-2 and E-3 nonimmigrants.

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ESTA Application Revisions to Include Mandatory Social Media Collection

The Department of Homeland Security issued a 60-day notice and request for comments on revisions to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization for Visa Waiver Program travelers.

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DHS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

The Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, announced the countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A (temporary agricultural) and H-2B (temporary nonagricultural) visa programs.

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TMA Provides New Shortened Response Times (plus, a word about audits)

The Trademark Modernization Act, enacted in December 2020, provides for shorter response times to respond to examination issues raised by a Trademark Office Examining Attorney

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Attorney Lousene Hoppe Selected as Twin Cities Business’ 100 People to Know in 2022

Lousene Hoppe, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Lousene HoppeFredrikson & Byron shareholder Lousene M. Hoppe has been selected to the TCB 100 People to Know in 2022 list by Twin Cities Business.

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As Sherlock Holmes Would Say, “The Game’s Afoot”: A Possible SCOTUS Tax Case?

If you are into Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs), your concern about penalties for failing to comply with those FinCEN 114 reporting rules just took an exciting, and perhaps fearsome, turn.

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PACE Loans

A Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan is a financing arrangement made to facilitate energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property.

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Vendor Contracts 101: Winding Up the Relationship

The final installment in our Vendor Contracts 101 series addresses a topic often overlooked when forging a new vendor relationship: ending that relationship.

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Non-Fungible Tokens and Secured Lending

Just as the 2010s witnessed the rapid rise and adoption of cryptocurrencies, the 2020s have thus far provided the backdrop to a boom of another blockchain utilizing technology: Non-Fungible Tokens or “NFTs.”

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Vaccine Mandate FAQs for Health Care Organizations: Understanding How the OSHA Emergency Standards and the CMS Vaccine Mandate Work Together (Updated)

These FAQs provide information about the CMS Vaccine Mandate and clarity around the overlap between it and the various OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

Update: As of November 30, 2021, implementation and enforcement of the CMS COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate has been temporarily halted in all 50 states.

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