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…

Employers—Get Your Priorities Straight: EEOC Releases its Strategic Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021

On October 17, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021 (“Plan”) and businesses would be wise to take notice. The Plan is essentially a blueprint for where the EEOC will devote its resources, and establishes which substantive areas of employment will be its top priorities for…

2016 Utah Legislative Session & Employment Law

In this year’s legislative session, the Utah Legislature passed the following three bills that Utah employers should take into account in their workplace policies and procedures: Amendments to the Utah Antidiscrimination Act (SB 59) Senate Bill 59 added new accommodation requirements to the Utah Antidiscrimination Act specifically within the context of pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related…

More than Ramps and Parking Spots: How Your Website Could be Violating the ADA

You may be surprised to know that if your website is not accessible to the visually and hearing impaired you are currently in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, otherwise known as the ADA. That’s right—the Department of Justice (DOJ) has deemed websites within the scope of the ADA and a flood of demand…

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…