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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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Russia’s War on Ukraine – An International Rule of Law Perspective

Western businesses with operations in Eastern Europe and other global companies have reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with shock, concern for their employees’ safety and well-being, and a scramble to comply with the raft of sanctions levied against Russia as fighting began. Likely among the lower priorities for businesses would be consideration of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) implications of the conflict. Nonetheless, Russia’s brazen military incursion does in fact raise critical considerations for the ESG programs of forward-thinking American businesses–namely the importance of the Rule of Law.

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Former Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives, Linda Upmeyer, Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Government Relations Group

Linda Upmeyer, Fredrikson & Byron Professional Staff Linda Upmeyer Former Iowa Speaker of the House of Representatives, Linda L. Upmeyer, has joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Government Relations Group.

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Health Law Attorney John Soshnik Joins Fredrikson & Byron

John Soshnik, Fredrikson & Byron attorney John SoshnikAttorney John T. Soshnik has joined Fredrikson & Byron in the Health Law Group. Soshnik represents health care clients on a wide variety of transactional, regulatory, governance and contract matters.

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USCIS Releases Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of FY 2022

USCIS and DOL have released the joint temporary rule implementing the process for employers who have a certified ETA 9142B with an employment start date in the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022 to apply for the 35,000 additional H-2B visa numbers which will be released on May 18, 2022.

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Attorney Roxanne Thorelli Receives Hennepin County Bar Association’s Excellence Award for Providing Pro Bono Service

Mergers & Acquisitions attorney Roxanne Thorelli is among seven Hennepin County Bar Association members selected to receive the 2022 Excellence Award.

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Fredrikson & Byron Expands Construction and Real Estate Practice

Fredrikson & Byron announces the expansion of its Construction and Real Estate Groups with the addition of three attorneys in Iowa, including shareholders, Jodie Clark McDougal and Ryan Haaland, and senior associate, Jonathon L. Schroeder.

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Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay Program: What We Know So Far

On April 29, 2022, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law, enabling certain Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 emergency to apply for bonus pay. While details of the program, including the online application process and timeline, are still being finalized, below we offer a summary of the salient points of the bill.

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Fredrikson & Byron Named a BTI Midsize Client Service Master

Fredrikson & Byron has been named one of 50 BTI Midsize Client Service Masters in the U.S. in 2022.

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USCIS Increases Automatic Work Permit Extension Period for Certain Applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a temporary final rule that increases to up to 540 days the automatic extension period for work authorization and Employment Authorization Documents available to certain EAD renewal applicants.

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Case Processing Info Changes Announced

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced changes to case processing information available online.

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