COVID-19

Can Employees Refuse to Return to Work because of COVID-19?

Utah is easing some of its COVID-19 restrictions. With the move from “high risk” to “moderate risk” under the Utah Leads Together Plan, some businesses are reopening. While some employees are anxious to return to work, others are not. This raises an important question for employers: Can employees refuse to return to work because of …

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COVID-19 and Landlord Rights

Without question, the impacts of COVID-19 have been felt on a wide scale across the economy of Utah. Many rumors and questions have arisen as to whether these impacts require tenants to pay rent, or whether they may be evicted for lease violations at the present time. In light of the economic impact of the …

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Force Majeure Clauses and COVID-19

Many contracts include what is commonly known as a “Force Majeure” clause. “Force Majeure” translates literally as “superior strength.” Force majeure clauses may also be known as “Act of God” clauses. A force majeure clause is intended to reduce or alter contractual obligations should a major event occur which renders the contract impossible to perform. …

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When Disaster Strikes, What Are My Contract Rights?

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com This is a unique and disconcerting time. Challenges arising from the COVID-19 have created incredible uncertainty for society’s physical, emotional, and economic health. As this pandemic pushes on with no clear end in sight, many individual’s wonder if they’ll have a job much longer and if they’ll be able to pay their bills. Similarly, …

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Contractors and Subcontractors – What Does COVID-19 Mean for Your Contracts?

We suddenly find ourselves in a much different business atmosphere in April of 2020.  Much of what we are experiencing is, of course, uncharted territory.  The COVID-19 precautions and shutdowns are likely to impact every industry and area of the economy in a different way.  Many contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry are wondering, …

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