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Lawyer Limelight: Shawn Gunnarson

Internet governance is back in the news these days, as the U.S. Commerce Department takes steps to relinquish its largely symbolic role in managing the infrastructure of the World Wide Web. Wait. You hadn't heard? We're not…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Utah Employment Law Letter: April 2014: Title VII: To protect and serve? Harassment claim sent back to Utah court

You may have heard the term “summary judgment.” It means that if the facts of a case are so clear that only one outcome is possible at trial, a court will forgo a trial and decide the case. This process ensures that resources…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, that it has received a sufficient number of H- 1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Evidence: Subjectivity By Itself Is Not Proof Of Unlawful Race Discrimination

The Bible contains the story of Gideon, who pared down an army of 32,000 to a meager 300 to defend his homeland. Gideon wasn’t looking for a large number of soldiers; rather, he was looking for a particular type of soldier. The…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Reviewing Franchising and Business Opportunity Fundamentals

After creating a successful business model, expansion becomes the next natural step. But such growth usually requires the involvement of third parties, especially if resources are limited. There are several ways to expand your…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Utah Employment Law Letter - February 2014: WORKPLACE ISSUES: Legalization of same-sex marriage in Utah will affect employers

Traditionally, marriage has been defined in the United States and in the state of Utah as a legal relationship between a man and a woman. In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which allowed states to…more
| Constitutional Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Utah Employment Law Letter - January 2014: Religious Discrimination: Can’t be covered up: Applicant must request religious accommodation

Often, employees and applicants hold religious beliefs and engage in religious practices that conflict with workplace rules and employment practices. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 typically requires employers to…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

E-Verify Errors: The Pitfalls Employers Should Know About

Utah employers with 15 or more employees must register with and use a status verification system to verify work authorization of any new employee. Currently, the only system that verifies work authorization is E-Verify, which is…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Current Legal Alerts for Existing Franchise Groups

Franchisors with class action waivers in their arbitration agreements need not worry that franchisees will be allowed to arbitrate class wide claims following a recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States upholding…more
| Franchise Law

Utah Employment Law Letter - December 2013: SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Supersize victory: Shift leader isn’t supervisor under Title VII

Harassment is a word employers never want to hear. A long-standing question for many employers has been the extent of their potential liability for workplace harassment. An employer’s liability for harassment under Title VII of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Utah Employment Law Letter - November 2013: SEX DISCRIMINATION: Employer vs. employee perception in gender discrimination claims

Philosophers argue endlessly about “Truth” with a capital “T,” but most people will likely never comprehend that kind of “truth.” Rather, we all view and interpret the world and our experiences through a complex set of lenses…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Utah Procurement Code: A Road Map for Better Purchasing

No doubt your charter school is a careful steward of taxpayer funds and always gets the best deal on everything it buys. Right? Well now you have an even better "tool" to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. Utah's…more
| Education, Government Contracting

Utah Employment Law Letter - October 2013: EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT: How a police officer hanged himself with a bracelet

Police officers have a tough job. They have to deal with people at their worst, and they always need to be wary of potential threats and dangers. Because of this stress and given the unique authority they possess, it’s…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Impact of US government shutdown on immigration services

U.S. Congress’s failure to reach a budget deal has caused a partial shutdown of U.S. government offices and services. The full extent to which the government shutdown will impact various aspects of the immigration process is not…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Utah Employment Law Letter - September 2013: TERMINATION : ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’: Court puts feather tester’s claims to sleep

It was nine feet high and six feet wide, soft as a downy chick. It was made from the feathers of forty ‘leven geese Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick. So goes the popular song written and performed by the late John…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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