Employment Law

Recovery for Overpayment of Wages in Utah

Nathan D. Anderson 801.365.1024 nathan@snjlegal.com I love the board game “Monopoly.” One of the game’s “Community Chest” cards reads, “Bank error in your favor, collect $200.” Its wonderful when errors go your way; especially when you get more money. But errors can (and often do) cut the other way too and lead to losses.  One such employment error …

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Are Non-Competition Agreements in Idaho Enforceable?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com In Idaho, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee that prohibits the employee, after the employment relationship ends, from engaging in employment or a line of business that directly competes with the employer. Non-competition agreements generally prohibit employees from selling or offering to sell products or services that are …

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Firing Employees in Utah who Refuse to Engage in Illegal Conduct

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com An employer asks an employee to do something illegal or improper as part of that employee’s work duties. The employee refuses. Shortly thereafter, the employer fires the employee. What next? Is there anything the employee can do? Should the employer be worried about liability for wrongfully firing the employee? Probably. In Utah, …

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Paying and Withholding Wages During Employment or Upon Termination and Other Issues Answered by the Utah Payment of Wages Act

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Wage claims and disputes between Utah employees and employers are fairly common, unfortunately. The Utah Payment of Wages Act contains many of the statutes and guidelines that any employee or employer should understand when a payment question or dispute arises. This article explains some of the requirements under the Utah Payment of Wages Act …

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Are Non-Competition Agreements Against Independent Contractors Enforceable in Utah?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Usually, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee agrees to not compete with the employer’s business. These agreements are also known as non-competes, post-employment restrictive covenants, or covenants not to compete. They prohibit the employee from selling or offering to sell products, processes, or services that are similar …

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7 Tips for Utah Employers on Firing Employees

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Owning a business is a rewarding and challenging experience. Perhaps one of the most challenging responsibilities for business owners is hiring quality employees and—when necessary—knowing when and how to fire employees. This article briefly discusses 7 tips that will help you avoid legal and other issues when you let an employee go. …

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Loyalty to One’s Employer in Utah: Is a Non-Competition Agreement Necessary to Prevent an Employee from Competing with an Employer?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Under Utah law, must an employee be loyal to his employer? How loyal? In what way? When does this duty apply? This article briefly discusses some basic duties that form the relationship between employers and employees. It then discusses in depth an employee’s duty of loyalty to his employer. As explained below, …

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Although Unfair, Utah Employers Can Often Terminate At-Will Employees to Avoid Paying Commissions

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com There are a variety of laws that protect employees, such as minimum wage and overtime laws, but many Utah and federal laws seem to favor employers over their employees. The Utah Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that seems to be in line with the majority of employment laws in that it favors …

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Are Non-Competition Agreements in Utah Enforceable?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Generally speaking, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee agrees to not compete with the employer’s business. They usually prohibit the employee from selling or offering to sell products or services that are like the employer’s products or services. Under Utah law, non-competition agreements …

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Can an Employer in Utah Charge an Employee the Cost for a Uniform?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Employers in Utah often require their employees to wear uniforms, some of which are quite expensive. Utah employers often want their employees to bear the costs of these uniforms. Under Utah and federal law, can they do this? As with many legal questions, the answer is “it depends.” Uniforms Cannot Cut into …

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