Utah’s Coordinated Action Plan for Water – Introduction Released

Last week the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget released the introduction and first piece of “Utah’s Coordinated Action Plan for Water.” The introduction to the plan can be found here. The first piece of the plan, “Investing in Infrastructure” can be found here. For more information on the plan, and updates throughout the…

Clyde Snow Welcomes Attorneys Kyte and Beagley

We are pleased to welcome Julia D. Kyte and Brandon L. Beagley and to our Salt Lake City office!   Julia D. Kyte: Ms. Kyte is an Of Counsel attorney at Clyde Snow. As a general litigator, Ms. Kyte uses her trial, administrative, and significant public entity experience to obtain regulatory rulings, orders, and jury…

Keeping Current: Clyde Snow Policy Recommendations featured prominently at the Utah Legislature’s Great Salt Lake Summit

Today the Utah House of Representatives hosted a special summit on the Great Salt Lake to discuss and identify specific policy actions to protect critical Lake levels. Among the identified policies, the summit identified “Legal Strategies for the Great Salt Lake,” prepared by Clyde Snow and Jacobs Engineering for the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council,…

Election of Three New Shareholders – Finlinson, Johnson, and Brady

Clyde Snow is pleased to announce two of our associates have been voted in as shareholders, and one of our of-counsel attorneys has been voted in as a full-time shareholder: Victoria B. Finlinson, Laura D. Johnson, Thomas A. Brady. Congratulations to all!   Victoria B. Finlinson: Victoria devotes her practice to representing businesses in employment…

Appeals Court Allows Biden’s Vaccine Mandate to Move Forward

December 21, 2021 On Friday, December 17, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s block on President Biden’s vaccine mandate, meaning the vaccine mandate will go into effect on January 4, 2022. The vaccine mandate requires that all private employers who employ 100 or more employees nationwide must require their employees…

Clyde Snow Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

November 6, 2021  U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 12th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Clyde Snow & Sessions, P.C. has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 10 practice areas. Firms included in…

The Rules Don’t Apply to Those Who Apply: Asking Applicants for Their COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Can you ask an applicant their COVID-19 vaccination status? November 4, 2021 By now, most employers have at least broached the question of whether they can request employees’ vaccination status. While employers can in fact request this medical information from employees and even terminate employees who do not comply with disclosure or vaccine requirements (with…

Is Groundwater an Interstate Resource Subject to Equitable Apportionment?

October 11, 2021 Last week, in the Supreme Court’s return to in-person oral arguments, the Court heard Mississippi v. Tennessee, a 2014 case that centers around the Middle Claiborne Aquifer, a large underground aquifer spanning portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Mississippi’s claim is that intensive groundwater pumping by the…

Federal Vaccine Mandates

September 10, 2021 Yesterday President Biden issued two Executive Orders and a COVID-19 action plan, in furtherance of a strong federal policy of increasing the number of Americans who are vaccinated against COVID-19. The Orders and plan rely largely on employers to implement this policy. The first Executive Order requires all federal agencies to implement mandatory…