Christopher Snow

Managing Love in the Workplace

I have performed two marriages in the last few weeks, and this month we celebrate Valentine’s Day; so, love is in the air.  But how should companies respond when love permeates the workplace between employees, as it often does?  Are you prepared if Cupid strikes your Company?   When it comes to office romances, love can hurt. See e.g., TJ Holmes...

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COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act

August 31, 2021 Employers in Utah and throughout our Country are faced with new and unique questions concerning COVID-19 and the workplace. For example, an increasing amount of employees are requesting to work from home due to potential COVID-19 exposure, particularly with the new infectious Delta Variant. Some employees are seeking remote work...

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Top Ten Tips for Success in Employment Law Mediations Webinar CLE

The Dispute Resolution Section & The Labor & Employment Law Section of the Utah State Bar Presents: Top Ten Tips for Success in Employment Law Mediations Mediators and seasoned employment litigators Chris Snow and Mike OBrien discuss the top ten tips practitioners should understand/implement for success in mediating employment law...

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Staging a Comeback: Rules for Re-Engaging Your Workforce in the Age of COVID-19

On April 16, 2020, the White House issued “Opening Up America Again,” a three phase state-by-state approach for reopening the U.S. economy.  Some state governors, including Governor Herbert in Utah, are beginning to relax stay-at-home orders.  This memo discusses the top compliance and workplace concerns your business may face as you stage your...

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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance for Employers: Balancing COVID-19, the ADA and Other EEO Laws (Updated 4/24/2020)

On April 9, 2020, the EEOC updated its Technical Assistance Questions and Answers guidance page to include additional information for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that the “EEO laws, including the ADA and Rehabilitation Act, continue to apply during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they do not interfere with or prevent...

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Coronavirus and Your Business: Practical and Legal Considerations

By Christopher B. Snow, Director and Shareholder, Co-Chair of Labor & Employment Group. Despite suffering significant coronavirus (COVID-19) reading fatigue (I come from a long and distinguished line of hypochondriacs), there are a few legal and practical issues that your business should be considering as this pandemic unfolds. It is likely...

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I AM VOTING FOR TRUMP: YOU’RE FIRED! What Utah Employers Need to Know About Employee Political Rights

What a great time of year for the people of the great state of Utah!  Warm fall weather is extending the mountain biking season, and the ski season is just on the horizon.  Oh, and I guess there is an election coming up on Tuesday, November 8th.   If you are like me, your clear choice might change day to day based on new corruption...

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The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, Another Weapon Aimed at Protecting Your Company’s Secret Sauce

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted 410-2 on to pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) that would federalize trade secrets law. The bill already passed the Senate last month so the next step is sending the bill to the White House to President Obama signature, which he is expected to sign. The DTSA allows companies for the first...

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Ripple Effect 163: Office of the Great Salt Lake Commissioner

Tim Davis, Deputy Commissioner, discuses the role and activities of the Office of the Great Salt Lake Commissioner. The Office is about a year old and plays a critical role in coordinating state and federal agency action on the Great Salt Lake. We discuss immediate...

Ripple Effect Rewind! – From Mars and Life Itself

This week we are revisiting an earlier episode that is still highly relevant to today's water discussion. We are looking back on episode 40: From Mars and Life Itself.THIS IS A MUST LISTEN conversation with Bonnie Baxter, Professor of Biology and Director of the...

Ripple Effect 162: Mid-Year Update

Shania Shay Owner and Editor of the Water Report joins us to follow-up on our January discussion about hot trends and topics in the water world. We cover PFAS, Lead, and micro. plastics, the water energy nexus, aging infrastructure, and wonder what AI hallucinations...

My Property has Water Rights. Now What?

Congratulations on your new property, which includes water rights! Understanding the significance of these rights and the necessary steps to manage them is crucial to protecting your investment. Today's blog equips you with the knowledge to comprehend the implications...

Ripple Effect Rewind! – Silver-Buckshot

This week we are revisiting an earlier episode that is still highly relevant to today's water discussion. We are looking back on episode 43: Silver-Buckshot.Jesse Clark of Stream Landscape Architecture and Planning talks us through his many projects and the...

Ripple Effect Rewind! – River City

This week we are revisiting an earlier episode that is still highly relevant to today's water discussion. We are looking back on episode 21: River City.Soren Simonsen, Executive Director of the Jordan River Commission, discusses the importance of vibrant urban...