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Remember that the most recent federal minimum wage increase (from $5.85 to $6.55 per hour) takes effect on July 24, 2008. The federal minimum wage goes up again (to $7.25 per hour) on July 24, 2009. Some states have minimum wages that are higher than the federal rate. Utah’s...
“The Greatest Object of the Law is to Encourage Commerce” I am the managing attorney of the St. George, Utah office of Jones Waldo. Since first opening the St. George branch office of the firm in 1980, much of my practice has been focused on the quality growth and development of...
Utah’s ban on gambling is strict. The state constitution makes illegal “… any game of chance, lottery or gift enterprise under any pretense or for any purpose.” (Utah and Hawaii remain the only states in which a state-sponsored lottery is illegal.) Consequently,...
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Knowing when to use a noncompetition agreement can be a very helpful tool and a smart business move if done in the right way and at the right time. It is important to understand at the outset that the law (meaning the judge), usually does not favor agreements that create restraints on a...
Remember when you could glance at your caller ID and be fairly certain that what you saw would be who you’d get if you chose to answer the call? Now, the ready availability of fake caller ID numbers makes it likely that the information displayed on your phone is...
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