Did You Know the Labor Commission Provides:

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Wage Claim Help

Wage Claims

Problems with employers not paying employees, employers not paying the minimum wage, the employment of minors and retaliation for wage complaints filed are handled by the Wage Claim Unit.

Fair Housing Services

Fair Housing Services

Housing discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, familial status, disability or source of income in the rental, purchase and sale of real property is illegal. Our Fair Housing Unit investigates and attempts to resolve these complaints. It also acts as a resource to renters, property managers and owners concerning laws which prohibit housing discrimination.

Employment Discrimination Services

Employment Discrimination Services

Discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth is illegal. Employment Discrimination Unit personnel investigate complaints and enforce these laws.

Boiler and Elevator Safety Services

Boiler and Elevator Safety Services

Defective boilers, pressure vessels, elevators or escalators can be very dangerous. Regular inspections are done by the Boiler and Elevator Safety Division. They also provide education to the management and owners of buildings with these items in order to reduce the chance that citizens are harmed by malfunctions or explosions of this kind of equipment.

Office of Coal Mine Safety

Office of Coal Mine Safety

Following the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster, where six mine workers and three rescue workers died, an executive order established the Utah Mine Safety Commission which in turn recommended the creation of this office. The mission of this office is to maximize coal mine safety and provide for effective coal mine accident response.

Coal Miner Certification

Office of Coal Miner Certification

The following coal mine jobs are certified through a testing program:

  • Underground Mine Foreman
  • Surface Mine Foreman
  • Underground Electrician
  • Surface Electrician
  • Fire Boss

Tests are administered quarterly and two retests are available.

Services to Resolve Your Injury Concerns

Workers' Compensation Insurance Problem Resolution

Our staff works closely with injured workers, adjusters, physicians, and employers in resolving injury issues or concerns. We do this by ensuring injuries are reported by employers and physicians guiding injured workers through the claims process and providing mediation services when needed. Education and outreach is a vital function of our public service, offering opportunities for injured workers, physicians and adjusters to be educated on Utah processes and rules.

Oversight of Workers' Compensation Insurance Compliance


Oversight of Workers Comp. Insurance Compliance

Employers must maintain workers' compensation insurance or be subject to possible penalties. Eligible individuals may apply to receive a waiver of workers' compensation coverage. Overseeing policy reporting requirements by carriers writing workers' compensation policies is done to ensure timely and accurate policy reporting.

Occupational Safety and Health Services

Occupational Safety and Health Services

Complaints about hazards and unsafe situations at workplaces that are causing or are likely to cause death or physical harm are handled by this Division. Working in conjunction with federal OSHA, they investigate workplace accidents and complaints, as well as providing education and technical assistance to employers in evaluating ways to correct unsafe situations before they become problems.

Adjudication/Appeals Services

Adjudication/Appeals Services

If disputes arise from Workers' Compensation claims, penalties assessed by the Labor Commission, or discrimination investigation decisions, they are heard in formal administrative hearings in a courtroom setting located in the Labor Commission offices. Seven administrative law judges are available to hear appeals of Labor Commission decisions and penalties.


160 E. 300 S., 3rd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 530-6800 or (800) 530-5090
laborcom@utah.gov
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm