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Employment Law

As the state's flagship research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University of Utah provides a wide range of employment opportunities in educational, research, and clinical environments. The attorneys in the employment law practice area work closely with the human resources offices at the University's main campus, University of Utah Health Sciences, University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, and ARUP Laboratories to assist with a variety of employment law matters. Some of the specific legal services provided by the Office of General Counsel in this area include:

  • Accommodation requests under the ADA
  • Background checks
  • Compliance with state and federal employment laws
  • Development and implementation of employment policies
  • Early or phased retirement
  • Employee discipline and termination
  • Employee grievances
  • Employee leave and compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Faculty retention, promotion, and tenure
  • Garnishments
  • Job titles, descriptions, and classifications and compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Payroll
  • Professional coaching
  • Recruitment and offer letters
  • Reductions in force
  • Subpoenas
  • Settlement agreements
  • Unemployment insurance and unemployment claims
  • Workers Compensation

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Last Updated: 5/28/21