Nathan Anderson

Initial Response to Employee Discrimination Charges

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 a charge of discrimination with the […]

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

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 to return to work because of

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Do Freight Brokers Have to Pay Workers’ Compensation to Non-Employees?

By Nathan Anderson nathan@snjlegal.com 801-365-102 Freight brokers, like any other employer, are generally only liable for their own employees for workers’ compensation purposes. However, what if a freight broker contracts with a motor carrier to transport goods, the motor carrier does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, and the motor carrier’s driver is injured on the

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How to Recover Attorney Fees

Without fail, my clients will always ask, “Can I recover attorney fees from the dirt bag I am suing?” (Okay, maybe not in these exact, polite terms). My answer is always the same: “Maybe.” In Utah, and every other state, each party is typically responsible for their own attorney fees. There are exceptions. For example,

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