Kirton McConkie PC

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Kirton McConkie Building
50 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111, United States
Phone: 801.328.3600
Fax: 801.321.4893
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
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  • Utah
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Stage is set for SCOTUS to rule on Title VII and sexual orientation

DISCRIMINATION - Since the civil rights movement of the 1960s, state and fed­eral laws have been enacted to prohibit employment discrimi­nation against individuals on the basis of their race, ethnicity, age, disability,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS reaches Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap

This morning U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published the announcement below. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Shifting sands: the changing landscape of transgender discrimination

Laws related to transgender discrimination are in a state of rapid flux. In the past couple of years, courts’ views on the law, particularly federal ones, have swung back and forth like a pendulum. Indeed, the interpretation of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Utah employee had no constitutional right to continued employment

Public employees who have a right to continued employ­ment enjoy constitutional due-process protections that run-of-the-mill at-will employees do not. How can a public employer know if one of its employees enjoys constitutional…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Education, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Employer Client Alert - March 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released an updated M-274, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing Form I-9. The new M-274 has a revision date of 1/22/17…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

The IP Legal Minute - Quarter #1 2017: Examiner Legal Training

The USPTO recently released materials for training patent Examiners on how to rebut legal arguments during prosecution. Titled “Responding to Legal Arguments (RLA),” these materials train patent Examiners about (i) the basics of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Law Practice Products & Services

Employer Client Alert

On February 2, 2017, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued the following practice alert entitled “Automatic Extensions of EADs Under ‘High-Skilled’ Final Rule.”…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Unclear crystal ball: What might 2017 hold for employers?

In 2016, employers were confronted with many new laws, regulations, and issues. Companies geared up for a substantial change in the overtime rule, which ultimately didn’t take effect after a federal judge in Texas issued an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court to consider transgender restroom lawsuit

Society’s view of gender has evolved significantly since then. The rigid dichotomy of a two-gender world view is frequently challenged and, in some cases, rejected outright. As society’s views on gender morph, the law is…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Court blocks DOL’s new overtime rule from taking effect

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires employers to pay employees at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour). The FLSA also requires employers to pay employees overtime compensation for all…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Rule from Taking Effect

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) generally requires that most employers pay nonexempt employees overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 during a workweek. Overtime compensation must be at least one and one-half…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Merger does not invalidate noncompete, nonsolicitation covenants

When corporate mergers and acquisitions take place, the parties frequently ask, “What is the effect on the acquired company’s contracts?” That was the issue in a case involving noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs

On Friday, November 18, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the press release below. USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Penske and the warehouse manager: Logistics of FMLA interference

FMLA Rights - Discrepancies and dishonesty - Kris Olson was a warehouse manager for Penske Logistics. After 12 years with the company, he received his first formal disciplinary notice in January 2014. He was given the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

New Rule: The Fight Against Corruption Speaks French

On November 8, France adopted its new framework legislation against corruption, the Law on Transparency, the Fight against Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life, otherwise called the “Sapin II Law” from the name of its…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade
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