Utah




In the interpretation and application of this chapter, the public policy of this state is declared as follows: (1) It shall not be unlawful for employees to organize themselves into or carry...

No court, nor any judge or judges of it, shall have jurisdiction to issue any restraining order or temporary or permanent injunction which in specific or general terms prohibits any person...


No officer or member of any association or organization or no association or organization participating or interested in a labor dispute shall be held responsible or liable in any civil action...


Equity procedure that permits a complaining party to obtain sweeping injunctive relief that is not preceded by or conditioned upon notice to and hearing of the responding party or parties, or...


No court, nor any judge or judges of it, shall have jurisdiction to issue a temporary or permanent injunction in any case involving or growing out of a labor dispute, as herein defined,...


No restraining order or injunctive relief shall be granted to any complainant who has failed to comply with any obligation imposed by law which is involved in the labor dispute in question, or...


No restraining order or temporary or permanent injunction shall be granted in a case involving or growing out of a labor dispute, except on the basis of finding of fact made and filed by the...


Whenever any court, or judge or judges of it, shall issue or deny any temporary injunction in a case involving or growing out of a labor dispute, the court shall, upon the request of any party...


In all cases where a person shall be charged with indirect criminal contempt for violation of a restraining order or injunction issued by a court, or judge or judges of it, the accused...


Punishment for a contempt, specified in Section 34-19-9, may be by fine, not exceeding $ 100, or by imprisonment not exceeding fifteen days in the jail of the county where the court is sitting,...


(1) The words labor dispute as used in this chapter include any controversy concerning terms or conditions of employment, or concerning the association or representation of persons...


No employee of any employer whose employees are on strike or lockout for any reason shall be deputized for any purpose arising from or in connection with such strike by any sheriff, chief...


Every undertaking or promise hereafter made, whether written or oral, express or implied, between any employee or prospective employee and his employer, prospective employer or any...


The public policy of the state as to employment relations and collective bargaining in the furtherance of which this chapter is enacted, is declared to be as follows: (1) It recognizes...


As used in this chapter: (1) Affecting commerce means in commerce, or burdening or obstructing commerce or the free flow of commerce, or having led or tending to lead to a labor...


(1) (a) There is created the Labor Relations Board consisting of the following: (i) the commissioner of the Labor Commission; (ii) two members appointed by the governor with...


(1) The board may employ an executive secretary, attorneys, examiners, and may employ such other employees with regard to existing laws applicable to the employment and compensation of...


The principal office of the board shall be at the state capitol, but it may meet and exercise any or all of its powers at any other place. The board may, by one or more of its members or by...


The board shall have authority from time to time to make, amend and rescind such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. Such rules and regulations...


Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in...


(1) It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer, individually or in concert with others: (a) To interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed...


(1) (a) Representatives designated or selected for the purposes of collective bargaining by the majority of the employees in a unit appropriate for those purposes shall be the...

(1) (a) The board may prevent any person from engaging in any unfair labor practice, as listed in Section 34-20-8, affecting intrastate commerce or the orderly operation of industry. (b)...


For the purpose of all hearings and investigations, which, in the opinion of the board, are necessary and proper for the exercise of the powers vested in it by Sections 34-20-9 and 34-20-10:...

Any person who shall willfully resist, prevent, impede or interfere with any member of the board, or any of its agents or agencies, in the performance of duties pursuant to this act shall...

This chapter does not interfere with, impede, or diminish in any way the right to strike. ...


This chapter is known as the Utah Fire Fighters' Negotiations Act. ...


As used in this chapter: (1) Fire fighters means the full-time, salaried, members of any regularly constituted fire department in any city, town, or county. (2) Corporate...


Fire fighters have the right to bargain collectively about wages, hours, and other conditions of employment with corporate authorities and to be represented in such negotiations by a...


The organization selected by a majority of fire fighters in an appropriate bargaining unit shall act as the exclusive bargaining representative for all members of the department until...


It is the duty of any corporate authority to meet and collectively bargain in good faith with the bargaining representative within ten days after receipt of written notice from such...


Whenever wages, rates of pay, or any other matter requiring appropriation of money by any city, town, or county are included as a matter of collective bargaining conducted under this chapter,...


If the bargaining representative and the corporate authorities are unable to reach an agreement within thirty days after negotiations, all unresolved issues shall be submitted to arbitration. ...


If no agreement is reached within the period prescribed by Section 34-20a-7, each party within five days after the expiration of such period shall name one individual to serve as an...


The determination of the majority of the board of arbitration thus established shall be final and binding on all matters in dispute except in salary or wage matters which shall be...


No person shall blacklist or publish, or cause to be published or blacklisted, any employee discharged or voluntarily leaving the service of any person, company or corporation with intent and...


If any person blacklists or publishes, or causes to be blacklisted or published, any employee discharged by any corporation, company or individual, with the intent and for the purpose...


All persons engaged in the service of any person and entrusted by such employer with authority of superintendence, control or command of other persons in the employ or service of such employer,...


All persons who are engaged in the service of any employer and who while so engaged are in the same grade of service and are working together at the same time and place and to a common...


If any property of any person is seized through any process of any court, or when his business is suspended by the act of creditors or is put into the hands of a receiver, assignee, or...


Any such employee, laborer or servant desiring to enforce his claim for wages under this chapter shall present a statement under oath to the officer, person or court charged with such...


Any person interested may within ten days after the notice of presentment of said statement contest such claims, or any part of them, by filing exceptions to them supported by affidavit with...


Whenever used in this chapter, wages shall mean all amounts due the employee for labor or services, whether the amount is fixed or ascertained on a time, task, piece, commission basis or...


Whenever a mechanic, artisan, miner, laborer, servant, or other employee shall have cause to bring suit for wages earned and due according to the terms of his employment and shall establish by...


None of the provisions of this chapter shall apply to the state, or to any county, incorporated city or town, or other political subdivision, or to employers and employees engaged in farm,...


As used in this chapter: (1) Commission means the Labor Commission. (2) Division means the Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor. (3) Employer includes every person,...


(1) (a) An employer shall pay the wages earned by an employee at regular intervals but in periods no longer than semimonthly on days to be designated in advance by the employer as the...


(1) It shall be the duty of every employer to notify his employees at the time of hiring of the day and place of payment, of the rate of pay, and of any change with respect to any of these...


(1) (a) Whenever an employer separates an employee from the employer's payroll the unpaid wages of the employee become due immediately, and the employer shall pay the wages to the employee...


In case of a dispute over wages, the employer shall give written notice to the employee of the amount of wages which he concedes to be due and shall pay such amount without condition within...


Nothing contained in this chapter shall in any way limit or prohibit the payment of wages or compensation at more frequent intervals, or in greater amounts or in full when or before due, but...

Whenever any person shall contract with another for the performance of work, then it shall be the duty of such person to provide in the contract that all wages earned pursuant to the...

(1) (a) The division shall: (i) ensure compliance with this chapter; (ii) investigate any alleged violations of this chapter; and (iii) determine the validity of any claim...

(1) (a) Every employer shall keep a true and accurate record of time worked and wages paid each pay period to each employee who is employed on an hourly or a daily basis in the form required...


(1) Any employer who shall violate, or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (2) Any employer who shall refuse to pay the wages due...


(1) The division may take assignments of wage claims, rights of actions for penalties under Section 34-28-5, mechanics' and other liens of workers and rights of action against sureties,...


(1) In all actions brought by the division as assignee under Section 34-28-13, no court costs of any nature shall be required to be advanced nor shall any bond or other security be required...


(1) (a) An employer violates this chapter if the employer takes an action described in Subsection (1)(b) against an employee because: (i) the employee files a complaint or testifies in...

It shall be unlawful for any person to open and establish in any city or town, or elsewhere within the limits of this state, any intelligence or employment office for the purpose of procuring...


Every city, town and county shall by ordinance provide for the issuing of licenses as contemplated by this chapter and shall establish such rules and regulations as are not herein provided for...


Any person licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall pay an annual license fee in such amount as may be determined by the board of city commissioners, city council, board of...


Upon the granting of a license by the board of city commissioners, city council, board of town trustees, or the county executive under this chapter, the city, town, or county treasurer...


Any employment agent who knowingly refers employment to any place of bad repute, house of ill fame, assignation house, or to any house or place of amusement kept for immoral purposes, is guilty...


Any employment agent who sends out any help without having previously obtained a bona fide order therefor shall, for each and every offense, be subject to the penalties provided in...


It shall be unlawful for any employment agent to receive, directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable consideration from any person seeking employment for any information or...


It shall be unlawful for an employment agent to retain, directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable consideration received for any information or assistance described in Section...

(1) (a) Every private employment agency shall file with the division a schedule of fees to be charged and collected in the conduct of its business. (b) The agency shall post the schedule in...

Each employment agent licensed under this chapter shall enter upon a register, to be kept for that purpose and to be known as an employers' register, every order received from any...


Each employment agent shall keep a register, to be known as labor applicants' register, which shall show the name of each person seeking work or employment to whom information or assistance...


Every person securing information or intelligence from an employment agent relative to hiring or engagement to work for others as provided in Section 34-29-1 shall be furnished a written copy,...


Any employment agent sending out help to contractors or other employers of help and dividing the fees allowed under this chapter with subcontractors and employers of help, or their foremen...


If any person engaged in the business of employment or intelligence agent or broker, duly licensed as provided in this chapter, gives any false information or makes any misstatement or any...


Any action brought in any court against any employment or intelligence agent upon the bond deposited with the city, town or county treasurer by this employment or intelligence agent as provided...


Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed so as to require any religious or charitable association which may assist in procuring situations or employment for persons seeking the same...


The keeper of an employment or intelligence office shall cause two copies of Sections 34-29-7 to 34-29-10, inclusive, and of Sections 34-29-13 to 34-29-15, inclusive, printed in type of...


Any person who places with an employment agent an order for more employees than he actually desires, or who places with employment agents duplicate orders for employees, or who permits a...


Any person who gives to an employment agent any false or unauthorized order for employees, or who causes to be published in any newspaper or otherwise any false or unauthorized notice or...


A county, city, or town may not license under this chapter any intelligence or employment office unless the applicant is licensed to establish and operate the same by the division. ...


In employing workmen in the construction of public works by the state or any county or municipality, or by persons contracting with the state or any county or municipality, preference shall...


Forty hours shall constitute a working week on all works and undertakings carried on by the state, county, or municipal governments, or by any officer of the state or of any county or...


Any officer, agent or representative of the state, or of any political subdivision, district or municipality of it who shall violate, or omit to comply with any of the provisions of this...

Notwithstanding any other provision in this chapter to the contrary, the governor of the state of Utah may in his discretion, elect to suspend the provisions of this chapter in whole or in part...


(1) For purposes of this section: (a) Political subdivision means a county, city, town, school district, special district, public corporation, institution of higher education of the...


(1) As used in this section: (a) Employee means a person employed by any person, partnership, public, private, or municipal corporation, school district, the state, or any...


(1) As used in this section: (a) Ballot proposition means opinion questions specifically authorized by the Legislature, constitutional amendments, initiatives, referenda, and...


Whenever any producer of farm products within the state executes and delivers to a dealer or processor of farm products, either as a clause in a sales agreement or other instrument in...


Any employer, dealer or processor who willfully fails to comply with the duties imposed by this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. ...


The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to carriers as that term is defined in the Railway Labor Act passed by the Congress of the United States, June 21, 1934. 48 Stat. 1189, U.S....


It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or partnership to charge any person a medical fee for the physical examination of any applicant for employment with such person,...


Any person, firm, corporation or partnership violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. ...


This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Utah Right to Work Law. ...


It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the state of Utah that the right of persons to work, whether in private employment or for the state, its counties, cities, school districts,...


The word employer as used in this chapter includes all persons, firms, associations, corporations, the state, its counties, cities, school districts and other political subdivisions. ...


Any express or implied agreement, understanding or practice between any employer and any labor union, labor organization or any other type of association, whereby any person not a member of...


Any express or implied agreement, understanding or practice which is designed to cause or require, or has the effect of causing or requiring, any employer or labor union, labor organization or...

Any person, firm, association, corporation, labor union, labor organization or any other type of association engaging in lockouts, layoffs, boycotts, picketing, work stoppages, or other conduct,...


It shall be unlawful for any employer, person, firm, association, corporation, employee, labor union, labor organization or any other type of association, officer or agent of such, or member...


No employer shall require any person to become or remain a member of any labor union, labor organization or any other type of association as a condition of employment or continuation of...


No employer shall require any person to abstain or refrain from membership in any labor union, labor organization or any other type of association as a condition of employment or continuation...

No employer shall require any person to pay any dues, fees, or other charges of any kind to any labor union, labor organization or any other type of association as a condition of employment...


Any employer, person, firm, association, corporation, employee, labor union, labor organization or any other type of association injured as a result of any violation or threatened violation of...


In addition to the penal provisions of this chapter, any person, firm, corporation, association, or any labor union, labor organization or any other type of association, or any...


Any person who may be denied employment or be deprived of continuation of his employment in violation of this chapter shall be entitled to recover from such employer and from any other...


The jurisdiction of any action brought to enforce this chapter is hereby conferred upon and vested in the district court of the county in which any person, group of persons, firm,...


The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any lawful contract in force on the effective date of this act, but they shall apply in all respects to contracts entered into after such date...


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to deny the right of employees to bargain collectively with their employer by and through labor unions, labor organizations or any other type...


A violation of this act shall constitute a misdemeanor, and each day such unlawful conduct, as defined in this chapter, is in effect or continued shall be deemed a separate offense and shall...



Every motor vehicle furnished by an employer to be used to transport one or more workers to and from their places of employment shall be maintained in a safe condition and operated in a...


(1) The Labor Commission shall make and enforce reasonable rules relating to motor vehicles used to transport workers to and from their places of employment. These rules shall be embodied in...


This chapter shall not apply to motor carriers or to motor vehicles owned and operated by the United States. ...


The provisions of this chapter do not apply to agricultural workers. ...


The Legislature finds that a healthy and productive work force, safe working conditions free from the effects of drugs and alcohol, and maintenance of the quality of products produced and...


For purposes of this chapter: (1) Alcohol means ethyl alcohol or ethanol. (2) Drugs means any substance recognized as a drug in the United States Pharmacopoeia, the National...


(1) It is not unlawful for an employer to test employees or prospective employees for the presence of drugs or alcohol, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, as a condition of...


In order to test reliably for the presence of drugs or alcohol, an employer may require samples from his employees and prospective employees, and may require presentation of...


(1) Any drug or alcohol testing by an employer shall occur during or immediately after the regular work period of current employees and shall be deemed work time for purposes of compensation...


All sample collection and testing for drugs and alcohol under this chapter shall be performed in accordance with the following conditions: (1) the collection of samples shall be performed...


(1) Testing or retesting for the presence of drugs or alcohol by an employer shall be carried out within the terms of a written policy which has been distributed to employees and is available...


Upon receipt of a verified or confirmed positive drug or alcohol test result which indicates a violation of the employer's written policy, or upon the refusal of an employee or...


No cause of action arises in favor of any person against an employer who has established a policy and initiated a testing program in accordance with this chapter, for any of the following:...

(1) No cause of action arises in favor of any person against an employer who has established a program of drug or alcohol testing in accordance with this chapter, and who has taken any...


No cause of action for defamation of character, libel, slander, or damage to reputation arises in favor of any person against an employer who has established a program of drug or alcohol...


No cause of action arises in favor of any person based upon the failure of an employer to establish a program or policy of drug or alcohol testing. ...


(1) All information, interviews, reports, statements, memoranda, or test results received by the employer through his drug or alcohol testing program are confidential communications and may not...


An employee or prospective employee whose drug or alcohol test results are verified or confirmed as positive in accordance with the provisions of this chapter may not, because of those...


A physician-patient relationship is not created between an employee or prospective employee, and the employer or any person performing the test, solely by the establishment of a drug or...



This act is known as the Employment Inventions Act. ...


As used in this chapter: (1) Employment invention means any invention or part thereof conceived, developed, reduced to practice, or created by an employee which is: (a)...


(1) An employment agreement between an employee and his employer is not enforceable against the employee to the extent that the agreement requires the employee to assign or license, or to offer...


This chapter is known as the Utah Minimum Wage Act. ...


(1) This chapter and the terms used in it, including the computation of wages, shall be interpreted consistently with...

(1) (a) The minimum wage for all private and public employees within the state shall be $ 3.35 per hour. (b) Effective April 1, 1990, the minimum wage shall be $ 3.80 per hour. (2) (a)...


(1) The minimum wage established in this chapter does not apply to: (a) any employee who is entitled to a minimum wage as provided in...


In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the commission may issue rules that are consistent with this chapter. ...


(1) A city, town, or county may not establish, mandate, or require a minimum wage that exceeds the federal minimum wage as provided in...


Employers shall keep payroll records of employees covered by this chapter showing names, addresses, and dates of birth. Such records shall also show hours worked and wages paid to all...


The division shall enforce this chapter and investigate complaints under this chapter. The division may commence administrative proceedings in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46b,...


(1) The division shall have access to all payroll records of any place of business or establishment, required by this chapter to pay its employees a minimum wage, to investigate for...


(1) (a) Repeated violation of this chapter is a class B misdemeanor. (b) Repeated violations does not include separate violations as to individual employees arising out of the...


(1) In addition to the administrative and criminal actions authorized by this chapter, an employee may bring a civil action to enforce his rights under this chapter. (2) (a) An aggrieved...


As used in this chapter: (1) Drug means any substance recognized as a drug in the United States Pharmacopeia, the National Formulary, the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia, or other drug...

(1) Any local governmental entity or state institution of higher education may establish workplace policies and procedures designed to: (a) educate, counsel, and increase awareness of...


(1) (a) Before testing or retesting for the presence of drugs, a local governmental entity or state institution of higher education shall: (i) adopt a written policy or ordinance;...


(1) The local governmental entity or state institution of higher education shall ensure that: (a) all sample collection under this chapter is performed by an entity independent of the...


(1) If a verified or confirmed positive drug test result indicates a violation of the local governmental entity's or state institution of higher education's written drug-free workplace policy,...


An employee, volunteer, prospective employee, or prospective volunteer whose drug test results are verified or confirmed as positive in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall not,...


A physician-patient relationship is not created between an employee, volunteer, prospective employee, or prospective volunteer, and the local governmental entity, state institution of...


(1) An employer who in good faith provides information about the job performance, professional conduct, or evaluation of a former or current employee to a prospective employer of that employee,...


This chapter is known as the Disaster Service Volunteer Leave Act. ...


As used in this chapter: (1) Certified disaster service volunteer means any person who has completed the necessary training for and has been certified as a disaster service specialist by...


(1) An employee of a state agency who is a certified disaster service volunteer may be granted leave from work with pay for an aggregate of up to 15 work days, consecutively or...




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