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
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
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
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
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
When it was originally passed, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not prohibit pregnancy-related discrimination. That changed when the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) was enacted as an amendment to Title VII in…more
According to Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong will. That’s not exactly a positive statement, especially for employers that have to deal with upset employees who see a lawsuit as a big payday. However, there are things…more
Based on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012(JOBSAct), several rule changes were recently approved by the SEC. Following are summaries expected to become effective 60 days after their publication in the Federal…more
In the 1800s, Irish immigrants to the United States were looked down on and treated poorly. Indeed, they were so illtreated that saying someone had the “luck of the Irish” was a humorous way of saying that the person was…more
Effective May 7, 2013, all U.S. employers must only use the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (revision date 3/8/13N) to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements under the Immigration Reform…more
Utah lawmakers recently passed the Internet Employment Privacy Act (IEPA), joining at least six other states in prohibiting employers from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose their passwords or user names for…more
12 THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IN PRIVATE/INDEPENDENT UTAH ADOPTIONS:
1. Finding a birth mother: Paid facilitators are illegal in Utah. Only licensed agencies may be paid for matching services under Utah law. Even…more
A new Utah law taking effect May 14, 2013 will provide some of the strongest options in the country for those looking to shield assets from creditors or predatory litigation. The Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) is a…more
Originally published in the Utah Employment Law Letter - April 2013.
If a proverbial tree falls in the forest, even though it may be bigger and taller than the trees around it, does anyone hear it? Now imagine that the…more
Originally published in the Utah Employment Law Letter - March 2013.
The Utah Court of Appeals recently overturned a trial court’s decision to dismiss a former employee’s claims without a trial, finding that the employer’s…more
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