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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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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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