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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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COVID-19 Employment Question of the Day

Our Employment & Labor Group’s “COVID-19 Employment Question of the Day” features questions taken from their day-to-day conversations with (collectively) hundreds of employers in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and around the country.

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Business Operations Update From Fredrikson & Byron’s Immigration Group

There is no denying that COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives, from professional to personal. Our immigration team’s top priorities include the health and safety of our clients and team members, as well as delivering uninterrupted service to all of you.

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Minnesota Governor Issues Executive Order Suspending Most Residential Evictions and Writs of Recovery During COVID-19 Emergency

In addition, the Governor has asked holders of residential mortgages to refrain from foreclosing and charging late fees during the COVID-19 emergency, although these requests are non-binding at this time.

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Department of Labor COVID-19 FAQs

Throughout this time, it is important for employers to be mindful of the continued employment verification requirements that have not been relaxed by the federal government. These FAQs were created to guide employers further in this matter.

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MinnesotaCare Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Revenue, recognizing that several of the businesses subject to MinnesotaCare Tax have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, announced certain relief measures for businesses who were unable to properly file returns by March 16, 2020.

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Counterfeit COVID-19 Test Kits Land in the United States

There have been at least two seizures of counterfeit COVID-19 test kits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at U.S. airports.

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Tax Filing Season Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 has had innumerable impacts on our daily lives. In response, the IRS and certain local states have provided guidance for taxpayers whose federal income tax returns are due on April 15.

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Practical Approaches to Protecting Banks and Stakeholders Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak

In these uncertain times, questions swirl among community bankers about the best way to support their customers and communities through our current public health crisis while still looking out for their employees and shareholders.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Requirements and Considerations

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act became federal law. The Act’s employment provisions apply to all government employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees.

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Sales and Use Tax Relief for Specified Minnesota Businesses

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-04 on March 16, 2020.

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