Utah Employment Lawyers
Employment law are those laws approved in Utah that apply to employers, employees and independent contractors. These laws apply to every aspect of workplace endeavors, such as hiring policies, wage disputes, and firing of employees. Utah's employment laws set forth particular mandates that need to be understood by both employers and employees.
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At-Will and Contract Employment
Most job relationships in Utah are on the basis of "at will" employment, but in other cases there may be an employment contract with a specific term. "At will" employment implies that either the employee or the employer may end the relationship at any time, so long as the reason for the termination is not unlawful. If the employer and employee are working according to an employment contract, Utah employment law will govern the different clauses contained in the contract.
The Law of Discrimination in Utah
According to Utah law, employees may not discriminate against their employees regarding any phase of the employment, including hiring procedures, workplace policies, and termination. Utah's laws describe particular classes of people, which employers may not discriminate against. These categories can include gender, age, race, religion, disability, and national origin. Lawyers in Utah who specialize in employment discrimination can help determine which forms of behavior would be defined as discrimination.
Utah is located in the Western region of the U.S. It has over 2.7 million residents, with about 80% of the population living near Salt Lake City. Utah is an important state in terms of technology and research, heavy industry, and outdoor recreational tourism. Utah became a state on January 4, 1986.
Salt Lake City is Utah's state capital and is a center of economic and social life. The state's Capitol Building is located there. Utah's state Supreme Court used to meet in the Capitol Building. Now, the Utah Supreme Court convenes at the Scott M. Matheson courthouse, also located in Salt Lake City. The multi-million dollar Matheson courthouse has been nicknamed "The Taj Mahal" in reference to its extraordinary cost.
Other courts of law in Utah include the Justice Courts, District Courts, and the Courts of Appeals. The state judiciary also maintains an online media resource center that assists media representatives in covering trials. Utah's laws are among the most restrictive in the nation. For example, the state has many laws outlawing activities such as gambling and it places heavy restrictions on the sale of alcohol.
Recognizing the community's legal needs, the Utah State Bar has officially partnered with LegalMatch. The state of Utah currently uses LegalMatch as its official attorney-client matching service. You can find lawyers in Utah through LegalMatch by posting your case through our online system. Utah lawyers offer services in many fields in order to meet the legal needs of Utah residents.