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How the Federal Trade Commission Might Kill Non-Competes in Utah

By Joseph G. Ballstaedt801-365-1021joe@snjlegal.com The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced it is considering a rule that would ban all non-compete agreements. A non-compete agreement (or non-competition agreement) is a clause in an employment contract that prohibits the employee from seeking or taking a certain type of employment after the conclusion of the employee’s employment with the employer. Non-competes sometimes …

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5 Tips for Successfully Negotiating Franchise Agreements

By Benjamin Jensen 801-365-1017 ben@snjlegal.com Whether you are a working-professional looking to expand your services through a well-known brand or a passive investor trying to diversify your portfolio, opening a franchise location can be a lucrative opportunity that enriches both the franchisor and franchisee. The following five tips will help potential franchisees identify and capitalize …

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Construction Liens and Attorney’s Fee Provisions, Two Ways for Contractors to Protect their Paydays

By Benton M. Eskelsen 801-365-1021 benton@snjlegal.com   One of the worst parts of working in the construction industry is how often clients, general contractors, etc. refuse to pay contractors for a job without any justification. Similarly, one of the worst parts of being an attorney for these contractors in such predicaments is when I have …

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What Happens When a Utah Contractor Works Without a License?

By Joseph G. Ballstaedt801-365-1021joe@snjlegal.com Doing construction work in Utah without a proper license is a risky business. This article discusses what construction work requires a license and what work is exempt from requiring a license. This article also explains the general rule that prevents an unlicensed contractor from suing for unpaid work on a construction …

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Spoliation: When You Must Preserve Evidence in Utah Lawsuits

By Joseph G. Ballstaedt801-365-1021joe@snjlegal.com In Utah lawsuits, both sides have a duty to preserve and not destroy relevant evidence. This article discusses that duty and how a Utah court can punish a party who fails to preserve evidence. It also discusses other relevant issues, such as how to best preserve electronic evidence What is spoliation? …

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