Voting Rights – Key Questions for Employers

Movie stars, musicians and athletes are popping up everywhere urging Americans to vote. Your employees are getting the message. So, what happens if an employee asks to take time off of work to vote? Do you have to grant the … Continue reading

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Utah Is Very Arbitration Friendly

At a time when some courts seem willing to write arbitration clauses out of contracts because of perceived fairness issues, Utah is firmly and liberally behind them. The Utah Court of Appeals recently confirmed Utah’s very strong policy in favor … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Under Construction Newsletter – Out Now!

The summer edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter is out now! This issue addresses: Recovering Construction Costs For A Virus Outbreak – Shifting the Risk for Unforeseen Epidemic Costs Was Not Allowed; Delay and Disruption Claims in the … Continue reading

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Utah Legislature Contemplating Sick Leave For Immediate Family

The Utah Legislature is in session again, and it’s likely that there will be changes in the Utah employment landscape by the time the Session concludes in a couple months.  Among the bills being offered this year is House Bill … Continue reading

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Utah Affirms Again – Implied Covenants, Even Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Do Not Trump Express Covenants

On October 29, 2019, the Utah Supreme Court issued a rare decision reversing the Utah Court of Appeals. At issue was whether an at-will salesperson who had completed six contracts for sale of television services, and who was terminated before … Continue reading

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The July 2019 Snell & Wilmer “Under Construction” Newsletter Out

The summer edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter has been published. See here. The Labor and Employment team contributed to this issue. Mark Morris provides a recent update on Utah construction and negligence law, and John Lomax, Swen … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Secures Appellate Victory Enforcing Restrictive Covenants for First American Title

On October 9, 2018, attorneys from Snell & Wilmer’s Salt Lake City Labor & Employment Group secured a final victory for First American Title Company and First American Title Company LLC by way of a unanimous opinion from the U.S. … Continue reading

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Voting on Marijuana in 2018: Medical or Recreational?

Will a marijuana issue be on your ballot this year? The state-by-state approach to medical and recreational marijuana means voters in at least four states will consider revisions to their laws on marijuana.  For employers with nationwide workforces or employees … Continue reading

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When—Exactly—Does an Adverse Employment Action Occur? The Utah Supreme Court Weighs In

Can one employee be considered terminated from the same position twice? Though the concept seems to give plaintiffs two bites at the apple for statute of limitations, the Utah Supreme Court says, in certain circumstances, yes. Read on here.

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2018 May Push the Payroll Budget for Utah Employers

With the 2018 Utah legislative session about to begin, there are more than a few bills that Utah employers may want to keep on their radar.  HB 117, for instance, seeks to increase the minimum wage to from $7.25 to … Continue reading

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