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What do I Need to Know When Starting A New Business?

Starting a new business can be an exciting challenge. If you are thinking of starting up a new business or are a small business owner, you may not realize there are various regulatory requirements that apply to your business if you are an employer. Even small businesses with just one employee, even a family member, may need to adhere to these laws enforced by the Utah Labor Commission.

  • Posters
    • There are certain State and Federal Posters that are required to be posted at your place of business.There is no charge for the posters and they may be copied.
  • Requirement to Maintain Workers' Compensation Insurance
  • Occupational Safety and Health
    • As an employer, you have a duty to protect your workers from injury and illness on the job. Protecting workers also makes good business sense. Accidents and injuries are more expensive than many realize. Costs mount up quickly, but substantial savings in workers' compensation and lost workdays are possible when injuries and illnesses decline. Confidential private sector and government consultation services are available, along with posters for the workplace.
  • Payment of Wages
    • To understand requirements regarding the timing and method of paying wages, tips, minimum wage, deductions from wages, garnishments, employment of minors, click here.
  • Reporting of Industrial Accidents and Injuries
    • In the unfortunate event that one of your employees has an accident or has some form of an industrial illness, there are certain reporting requirements.
  • Antidiscrimination Laws

The Labor Commission is here to help make sure your business is in compliance with these requirements. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

There are many other federal state and local requirements. Here are just a few resources that may be of assistance.

 160 E. 300 S., 3rd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 530-6800 or (800) 530-5090
laborcom@utah.gov
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