James R. Moss, Jr. is the managing partner of Payne & Fears LLP's Salt Lake City office, and continues to work extensively with California clients from the firm's Irvine office. He represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, class actions, and trade secret litigation. He has obtained summary judgment or trial victories in numerous employment law cases.
Jim has extensive experience counseling clients on wage and hour issues, family and medical leave, disability accommodation, employee privacy and various other employment law matters. He also advises clients in traditional labor matters including organizing, collective bargaining, strikes and picketing, and has represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board. Jim also represents business clients in trade secret, non-competition, unfair business practice, and general commercial litigation.
Currently, Jim serves as a board member on the Utah State Charter School Board and serves on the Education Committee of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. He frequently lectures on employment law subjects for both in-house attorneys and human resource professionals.
Before joining Payne & Fears LLP, Jim was an associate with Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now SNR Denton) in Los Angeles, California. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Andrew Hauk of the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles.