Utah has both employer-friendly and employee-friendly laws, but is probably more employer friendly. For example, Utah employers are required to provide wage notifications to new hires, but are permitted to perform drug tests if certain requirements are met. In addition, there are strict requirements for when an employer may ask about felony convictions, but Utah laws do not add to the list of federally protected classes.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Utah.
Updated to reflect retaliation protections in forthcoming amendments to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Act.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Utah employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to workplace safety.
Enhanced to include regulations protecting franchisors from several types of employment litigation, effective May 10, 2016.
As mandated by the Utah Labor Commission, every employer covered by the Utah Antidiscrimination Act must post the Utah Pregnancy and Related Conditions Notice Poster.
Updated to include requirements regarding post-termination restrictive covenants, effective May 10, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Utah employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.