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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
The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) recently adopted amendments to the existing regulation on sex discrimination which address transgender identity and expression.
Insurance Coverage
In Montrose Chemical Corporation of California v. Superior Court, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision that has the potential to upend years of settled law and create confusion about when policyholders can tap into excess insurance for insurance claims that span multiple policy years.
Business Litigation
Last week, the Ninth Circuit in DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill (9th Cir. Sept. 12, 2017) confirmed that holders of non-exclusive copyright licenses lack standing to sue for infringement regardless of whether the licensee was also nominally assigned the legal title to the work.
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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.
Legal Alert, Business Litigation
Feb 23 | Legal Alert, Business Litigation
California recently enacted legislation that markedly increases disclosure requirements for commercial landlords regarding accessibility compliance.
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Feb 13 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
San Francisco associate Jonathan Black, and Silicon Valley partner, Rod Sorensen, authored an informative article on the topic of attorney-client privilege, providing clarity into the complexity and potential issues of privileged communication shared between companies and their general counsel.

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