Initial Response to Employee Discrimination Charges

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By Nathan D. Anderson Charges of discrimination are daunting for small businesses. This article will help you and your small business better understand employee discrimination charges and some good, initial steps you can take in response.   What is a Charge of Discrimination?   Before employees can sue their employers for discrimination, they must file Read More

Can Employees Refuse to Return to Work because of COVID-19?

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By Nathan D. Anderson [email protected] 801.365.1024   Utah is easing some of its COVID-19 restrictions. With the move from “high risk” to “moderate risk” under the Utah Leads Together Plan, some businesses are reopening. While some employees are anxious to return to work, others are not. This raises an important question for employers: Can employees refuse Read More

Eroding Section 230 Immunity for Platforms

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By Matthew H. Wood 801-365-1023 [email protected] Bobby Chesney and Danielle Citron in an as yet unpublished article titled, “Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security” argue convincingly that liability for “deep fakes” should fall to content platforms (i.e., Web sites that present information—think YouTube, Google, Facebook, Craigslist, eBay, Twitter, and I Read More

At-Will Employment Guide: The Benefits and Pitfalls of the At-Will Employment System

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In an effort to provide employees greater job protection, legislatures and courts across the country have slowly enacted a number of exceptions and restrictions to the traditional at-will employment system used by most employers. The traditional conception of at-will employment holds that the employer/employee relationship between two parties can be terminated by either party, at Read More

Should You Register Your Trademark?

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If you’ve spent time and resources developing your brand (or if you plan to in the future), registering your trademark will help you protect those investments. Wondering if a trademark is right for you? Here are five basic pointers to guide your decision. Who Can and Should Register a Trademark? Only the individual, corporation, partnership, Read More

Utah’s Game-changing Non-compete Law

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Starting May 10, 2016, Utah non-compete agreements can only restrict employment for one year. Employers frequently use non-compete agreements to limit where and when employees can go to work for a competitor. Previously, those limits ranged from restricting employment with a handful of employers for a year or two, to any competitor in the United Read More