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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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Question of the Day: Impact of Minnesota’s May 13 Executive Orders

How do the new Minnesota executive orders impact my business as we look to return to work?

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Temporary Changes for Certain H-1B Physicians

In the COVID-19 crisis, many healthcare employers have had to significantly readjust the terms and conditions in the employment of their H-1B physicians, but in doing so, they face the risk of violating their H-1B obligations.

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Proposed Legislation Impacts Foreign Physicians Immigrant Quota Backlogs

Physicians from India are understandably concerned about the lengthy period required in order to attain permanent residence.

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Temporary COVID-19-Related Policy for I-9 List B Identity Docs

As of May 1, 2020, identity documents in List B with expiration dates on or after March 1, 2020, and not otherwise extended by the issuing authority “may be treated the same as if the employee presented a valid receipt for an acceptable document for Form I-9 purposes.”

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New Handbook and New Form I-9 Reminder for Employers

As of May 1, 2020, employers can use only the new form with an October 21,2019, edition date.

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Question of the Day: Employee Health Screening Records

If an employer is conducting daily employee health screenings, how long must it keep the screening records?

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USCIS Extends Flexibilities for Responses to Certain Request

USCIS said it is extending the flexibilities announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners responding to certain requests and notices.

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USCIS Offices Reopening ‘On or After June 4’

After a shutdown that began March 18, 2020, of in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and application support centers (ASCs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it is readying offices to reopen on or after June 4, 2020.

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United States Immigrant Entry Ban, With Exceptions

President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants into the United States for 60 days, with some exceptions.

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Class Action Lawsuit Challenges USCIS’ Denial of H-1B Petitions Filed by U.S. Businesses

A nationwide class action lawsuit challenges USCIS’ denying H-1B nonimmigrant employment-based petitions for market research analysts positions.

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