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Employer Liability: Utah

Employer Liability requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michael D. Stanger, Callister Nebeker & McCullough


  • For most private sector employers in Utah, liability for unfair labor practices is generally governed exclusively by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and not the Utah Labor Relations Act (ULRA). See Liability for Unfair Labor Practices.
  • This exclusive jurisdiction means that the NLRA will overrule most state laws that govern unfair labor practices, but there are some exceptions. See Liability for Unfair Labor Practices.
  • The Utah Labor Relations Board imposes certain penalties on employers found to have committed an unfair labor practice. See Liability for Unfair Labor Practices.
  • Employer unfair labor practices may impact a Utah employer's unemployment tax contribution rate. See Unemployment Implications.