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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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Federal Court Rules Against USCIS in H-1B ‘Itinerary’ Case

On May 20, 2020, a U.S. district judge in Atlanta, Georgia, found that no statute or regulation requires a petitioner to submit a detailed itinerary in the way required by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) new interpretive memorandum.

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Temporary Policy Changes for Certain Foreign Medical Graduates

On May 11, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced temporary policy changes concerning the full-time work requirement for certain foreign medical graduates and the provision of telehealth services by them in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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ICE Extends E-Verify I-9 Requirements Flexibility

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has extended temporary guidance that had been set to expire on May 19, 2020, for an additional 30 days.

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USCIS Introduces Interactive Voice Response Telephone System

On May 18, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a new interactive voice response telephone system for English and Spanish callers to the USCIS Contact Center.

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Question of the Day: OSHA Reporting

An employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Do I need to record this on an OSHA log?

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act – Greater Flexibility Now Available to Borrowers

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the PPP Flexibility Act which provides for greater flexibility for both existing and new borrowers under the PPP.

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Fredrikson & Byron Launches Pro Bono Rapid Response Program to Aid Rebuilding and Recovery

Fredrikson has launched a Rapid Response Program and will work through its pro bono partners to provide services to clients as they assess the damage to their facilities and work to rebuild their communities.

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Question of the Day: Entering Phase III of Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan

What do I need to know about the Walz Executive Order issued on Friday, June 5, 2020?

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Question of the Day: Privacy Considerations for Protective Health Measures

Do I need to worry about employee privacy if I implement health screenings, contact tracing or similar protective measures when my employees return to work?

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Question of the Day: CDC Guidance for Office Buildings

Is there specific guidance for employers to manage COVID-19 in office buildings?

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