Employment Law Articles

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 …

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Wage Garnishments: Locating Employers of Utah Debtors

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Congratulations! You prevailed in a legal lawsuit! A judge awarded you a money judgment against an individual in Utah. This is good news, but if you stop here, the judgment is nothing …

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Do Freight Brokers Have to Pay Workers’ Compensation to Non-Employees?

Freight brokers, like any other employer, are generally only liable for their own employees for workers’ compensation purposes. However, what if a freight broker contracts with a motor carrier to transport goods, the motor carrier …

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At-Will Employment Guide: The Benefits and Pitfalls of the At-Will Employment System

In an effort to provide employees greater job protection, legislatures and courts across the country have slowly enacted a number of exceptions and restrictions to the traditional at-will employment system used by most employers. The …

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Utah’s Game-changing Non-compete Law

Starting May 10, 2016, Utah non-compete agreements can only restrict employment for one year. Employers frequently use non-compete agreements to limit where and when employees can go to work for a competitor. Previously, those limits …

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Utah Private Employers Must Use E-Verify

Utah law requires all private employers that employ 15 or more employees to use E-Verify or some other verification system to verify the employment status of new employees. A private employer is “a person who …

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Employment Law: An Overview

Recruiting and Hiring ProceduresFor many employers the primary objective in the recruiting and hiring process is to generate a pool of qualified candidates from which the employer can then identify and hire the most qualified …

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