Employment Law

Severance Agreements and The Reasons You Might Want to Take Another Look

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call 801-365-1030 or click here to contact us. When a person is terminated from their employment, almost always the employer will require as part of any severance agreement a release of liability. Signing a release from a former employer can have significant legal implications. […]

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The Value of Your Unpaid Wages Claim

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call 801-365-1030 or click here to contact us. An unfortunate reality of an employee’s life is that employers often fail to pay employees earned wages. Employees often don’t understand the full amount their employers owe. This uncertainty discourages employees from pursuing unpaid wage claims.

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Precautionary Measures for Companies who Issue Stock to Employees

By Benjamin Jensen(801) 365-1017ben@snjlegal.com   Utah companies can encounter shareholder disputes when they issue stock to an employee in exchange for services that are never performed or only partially performed. If the company issued the shares to the employee before the services were performed, the company will have little hope of recovering the shares in the absence of certain

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How the Federal Trade Commission Might Kill Non-Competes in Utah

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced it is considering a rule that would ban all non-compete agreements. A non-compete agreement (or non-competition agreement) is a clause in an employment contract that prohibits the employee

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5 Tips for Successfully Negotiating Franchise Agreements

Whether you are a working-professional looking to expand your services through a well-known brand or a passive investor trying to diversify your portfolio, opening a franchise location can be a lucrative opportunity that enriches both the franchisor and franchisee. The following five tips will help potential franchisees identify and capitalize on important negotiating points before

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Firing Employees in Utah who Refuse to Engage in Illegal Conduct

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. An employer asks an employee to do something illegal or improper as part of that employee’s work duties. The employee refuses. Shortly thereafter, the employer fires the employee. What next? Is there

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Paying and Withholding Wages During Employment or Upon Termination and Other Issues Answered by the Utah Payment of Wages Act

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. Wage claims and disputes between Utah employees and employers are fairly common, unfortunately. The Utah Payment of Wages Act contains many of the statutes and guidelines that any employee or employer should understand when

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