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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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Employment Question of the Day: March 27, 2020

What do we need to know about the DOL’s Families First Act Model Notice and what do we need to do now?

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Three-Fourths Wage Guarantee for H-2 Workers During COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the COVID-19 national emergency, many H-2A and H-2B employers may not be able to provide full-time employment pursuant to their filed H-2 petitions. This article provides advice concerning the three-fourths wage requirement regulation and the currently available guidance.

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Due to COVID-19 FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa.

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Employment Question of the Day: March 26, 2020

Minnesota’s Governor issued a “stay-at-home” Order on March 25, 2020. How do I know if my employees are exempt from travel restrictions as critical sector employees under the stay-at-home Order?

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Quick Reference Guide to Minnesota’s COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an emergency order on March 25, 2020, directing all persons living in Minnesota to stay at home as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order takes effect on Friday, March 27, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and ends Friday, April 10, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

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IRS Operations Evolving in Response to COVID-19

The IRS announced on March 24 that it has indefinitely suspended nearly all functions and services requiring face-to-face contact with taxpayers.

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Your Private Property Rights Amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial uncertainty for businesses. As of March 24, 2020, the President has declared an emergency under the Stafford Act and the Minnesota Governor has declared a peacetime emergency.

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Mexico: Work Centers Ordered to Close?

On March 24, 2020, Mexico’s Ministry of Health published a decree with additional actions to combat COVID-19. Some of these measures will affect employment centers.

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Employment Question of the Day: March 25, 2020

Do we have more guidance yet on how the Department of Labor will interpret key provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

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New Minnesota Wind and Solar Decommissioning Plan Recommendations

On March 16, 2020, the Department of Commerce, Energy Environmental Review and Analysis issued its Recommendations on Review of Solar and Wind Decommissioning Plans.

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