What is the Law Regarding Employment in Utah County?
Employees, employers and independent contractors in Utah County are controlled by employment law. Such laws control employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employers and their employees alike should be aware of Utah County employment laws.
"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms
Employment is normally considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer may end the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, laws from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Utah County
Anti-Discrimination laws in Utah County
Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Utah County citizens. People who live and work in Utah County must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of particular categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.
Discrimination claims can generally be heard in front of an administrative agency such as the EEOC. Some attorneys specialize in the field of discrimination claims.