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

Private employers in Utah generally may establish workplace gun policies

GUNS AT WORK - In light of recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, guns have become a hot topic. Some people want to enact bans and other regulations on cer­tain types of guns. Others adamantly…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Chemist’s circumstantial evidence too basic to prove ADA claim

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION - It’s rare for an employer to announce that it is illegally discriminating against someone. An employee who is a victim of illegal discrimination most often is left with only circum­stantial…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Stone walls (and policies) do a prison make: UDC bound by its rules

PERSONNEL POLICIES - While sitting in prison in 1642, the English poet Richard Lovelace penned his most famous lines: “Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.” While Lovelace’s words about the nature and power…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Expanding Interviews

On Monday, August 28, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a notice explaining the expansion of in-person interviews for immigration benefit applicants. Below is USCIS’ notice…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

How Utah evaluates a worker’s entitlement to PTD benefits

Have you ever thought about how the word “limit” de­fines our perceptions of and interactions with the world around us? The concept of a “limit” engenders thoughts of a bound­ary, an edge, or an end. When we say something is…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Crossing professional boundaries: Demotion leads to sex bias claims

EMPLOYER LIABILITY - The workings of the human mind have fascinated and per­plexed people for eons. Scientists, artists, politicians, lawyers, and theologians have all grappled, in one way or another, with how the mind works…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Avoiding an explosive situation: fireworks in the workplace

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY - Boom! The sky is filled with glimmering light in all colors of the rainbow, and the crowd “Oohs” and “Aahs.” It’s that time of year, when roadside fireworks stands start popping up on every street corner…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Utah Legislature’s amendments to two wage statutes now in effect

Although the origin of the phrase “jumping through hoops” is uncertain, it is generally accepted that it probably was a reference to circus animals jumping through hoops to please their trainers. The phrase is often used to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

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
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