Other Labor Issues
Employment in Utah is generally “at-will”. This means that an employer can fire an at-will employee without cause and without notice. Likewise, an at-will employee can quit without having to give any notice.
Utah courts have three general exceptions to the at-will rule: (1) when the termination violates clear and substantial Utah public policy; (2) when an implied or express contractual term requires dismissal only for cause; or (3) a statute or regulation restricts the employer's right to terminate.
If you believe that your termination violates any of these three exceptions, you may want to contact a lawyer to discuss your rights.
Where the wearing of a uniform is a condition of employment, the employer must provide the uniform free of charge.
- The term “uniform” includes any article of clothing, footwear, or accessory of a distinctive design or color required by an employer to be worn by employees.
- An article of clothing which is associated with a specific employer by virtue of an emblem (logo) or distinctive color scheme is considered to be a uniform.
The employer may request an amount, not to exceed the actual cost of the uniform or $20 whichever is less, as a deposit on each uniform required by the employer. The deposit shall be refunded to the employee at the time the uniform is returned. (R610-3-21)
Hours employed includes all time during which an employee is required to be working, to be on the employer's premises ready to work, to be on duty, to be at a prescribed work place, to attend a meeting or training, and for time used during established rest or break periods excluding meal periods of 30 minutes or more where the employee is relieved of all responsibilities. (R610-3-2.H.)
Contacting the DivisionUtah Labor Commission/UALD
P.O. Box 146630
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111