Featured Insights

Payne & Fears provides high quality legal and business insights, and we are committed to delivering practical and timely updates for a diverse range of issues, businesses and industries.

Labor and Employment Law
Employers should ensure that harassment training taking place after January 1, 2018 include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Employers should also keep an eye out for the amended harassment training poster to be developed and published by the DFEH.
Insurance Coverage
A California Court of Appeal has confirmed that additional insured endorsements (“AIE”) granting coverage for liability arising out of a named insured’s “ongoing operations,” and in effect during those “ongoing operations,” do not require that the liability arise while the named insured is performing work.
Business Litigation
The Sedona Conference’s recently-published third edition comes at a time when litigants need guidance regarding the last decade’s evolution of technology and the resulting e-discovery obligations. On this front, a number of helpful topics are addressed by the new edition.
E.g., 11/21/2017
E.g., 11/21/2017
Grid View
List View
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 11 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The 2017 session of the Utah Legislature produced few bills affecting employment law; but two bills recently signed by the Governor and one bill that was not passed this year may have an impact on Utah businesses.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 07 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On April 4, 2017, an en banc decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal Court of Appeals to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Publication, Business Litigation
Apr 06 | Publication, Business Litigation
Everything you've read about selecting a startup board of directors is wrong.
Publication, Insurance Coverage
Apr 04 | Publication, Insurance Coverage
So you founded a startup. Money is tight and challenges abound. Among the many issues you must address is a business plan that protects you, your investment and your company. This means thinking about insurance.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Mar 31 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve arbitration and PAGA issues.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Mar 06 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
A California Court of Appeal recently ruled that employers who pay their non-exempt sales employees on commission must separately compensate them for mandatory rest periods.
Interview, Business Litigation
Mar 02 | Interview, Business Litigation
Attorneys Rich Zepfel and Timothy Heggem contributed their thoughts to World Sports Advocate in their March 2017 issue. The article is titled "NBA launch professional eSports league."
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Feb 28 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
The key California employment law cases from February 2017 involve collective bargaining/union and wage and hour issues.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Feb 24 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
A number of bills currently before the Nevada Legislature will affect employers if signed into law. This legal alert summarizes these bills as they have been introduced.

Pages