How to Pierce Through the Corporate Veil to Hold Individuals Personally Liable

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] It might be argued that the American Dream—the opportunity and right to pursue prosperity and financial success—is based upon the corporate structure. To avoid much of the personal liability associated with running a business, an individual can form a corporation or limited liability company that is separate from the Read More

The General Contractor (or Subcontractor) Didn’t Pay My Company—What Interest Rate Applies?

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] A general contractor or subcontractor hires your company to do work on a construction project. Your company provides the goods, services, and other work requested and sends an invoice. Weeks pass, and no payment comes. You call about payment, but no payment comes. You send letters, emails, and all Read More

Loyalty to One’s Employer in Utah: Is a Non-Competition Agreement Necessary to Prevent an Employee from Competing with an Employer?

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Under Utah law, must an employee be loyal to his employer? How loyal? In what way? When does this duty apply? This article briefly discusses some basic duties that form the relationship between employers and employees. It then discusses in depth an employee’s duty of loyalty to his employer. Read More

Six Things to Consider Before Suing in Small Claims Court in Utah

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Smalls claim court is a very quick and efficient place for resolving many simple legal disputes. The process is tailored to helping normal people, with no legal training, succeed. A judge hears each side’s facts and quickly makes a decision, usually in a matter of minutes. Generally, the alternative Read More

Although Unfair, Utah Employers Can Often Terminate At-Will Employees to Avoid Paying Commissions

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] There are a variety of laws that protect employees, such as minimum wage and overtime laws, but many Utah and federal laws seem to favor employers over their employees. The Utah Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that seems to be in line with the majority of employment laws Read More

Are Non-Competition Agreements in Utah Enforceable?

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Generally speaking, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee where the employee agrees to not compete with the employer’s business. They usually prohibit the employee from selling or offering to sell products or services that are like the employer’s products or services. Under Utah Read More