Utah Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


March

Public Safety Employee Personal Data

Bill

House Bill 345

Summary

Modifies provisions relating to protection of personal information of certain public safety employees; creates and modifies definitions; modifies requirements and prohibitions relating to protection of personal information of certain public safety employees.

Enacted

03/24/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Limitations on Employer Liability

Bill

Senate Bill 95

Summary

Addresses liability of an employer for negligently hiring an employee that has been previously convicted of an offense; provides that a cause of action may not be brought against an employer for negligently hiring an employee based solely on evidence that the employee has been previously convicted in this state or in another jurisdiction of an offense; provides that the protections provided to an employer do not apply in a cause of action concerning the misuse of funds or property of a person.

Enacted

03/24/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Negligent_hiring; Employment_relations: Employee, Independent_contract


Paid Leave Modifications

Bill

Senate Bill 100

Summary

Requires certain state employers to offer paid parental leave; requires certain state employers to provide certain employees paid parental leave upon the birth of the employees child, the adoption of a minor child, or the appointment of legal guardianship of a minor child or incapacitated adult; requires the Department of Human Resource Management to adopt rules to administer parental leave; allows the Department of Government Operations to transfer certain money for the costs of leave; appropriates funds.

Enacted

03/24/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Family_members: Adopted, Biological, Child, Legal_guardian; Industry: Public_employer;
Leave_laws: Bonding, Parental, Postpartum_recovery


Firearms Preemption Enforcement Act

Bill

Senate Bill 115

Summary

Clarifies preemption of the field of firearms regulation; creates the Firearms Preemption Enforcement Act; outlines exceptions and violations of legislative firearm preemption; provides for civil action and remedies for a violation of legislative firearm preemption; addresses governmental immunity.

Enacted

03/24/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022

Topics

Workplace_Behavior: Firearm, Vehicle


State Employment

Bill

House Bill 104

Summary

Enacts and amends provisions related to the employment and management of state personnel; requires the Division of Human Resource Management to provide training for supervisors of state agency employees; requires a supervisor to attend the training; requires the division to establish a pay for performance management system; requires the division to make rules allowing an employee to receive a wage that exceeds the employees’ salary range if necessary to recognize the employees’ performance.

Enacted

03/23/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022, 07/01/2022, 07/01/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Performance_evalu, Training; Industry: Public_employer


Coronavirus In the Workplace

Bill

House Bill 63

Summary

Requires an employer to exempt an employee or a prospective employee from a coronavirus vaccine requirement if the employee or prospective employee submits a primary care provider’s note stating that the employee or prospective employee was previously infected by coronavirus; amends provisions related to recordkeeping; prohibits an employer from keeping or maintaining a record or copy of an employee’s coronavirus test results, except as otherwise required by law.

Enacted

03/22/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022

Topics

Covid: Covid; Employee_obligation: Documentation, Medical_exemption; Prohibited_Practices: Immunization_status, Vaccination_status


Bereavement Leave Modifications

Bill

House Bill 449

Summary

Requires certain entities to provide bereavement leave for employees who are affected by a miscarriage or stillbirth; requires the Utah Board of Higher Education and the human resource bodies of state, county, and municipal governments to implement rules that provide bereavement leave for employees who are affected by the miscarriage or stillbirth of a child.

Enacted

03/22/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


State Protection of Public Employees Act

Bill

Senate Bill 40

Summary

Amends the Utah Protection of Public Employees Act; specifies the parties burdens of proof in a civil action where a violation of the Utah Protection of Public Employees Act is alleged.

Enacted

03/22/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer; Prohibited_Practices: Marijuana_card, Retaliation


Bereavement Leave Amendments

Bill

Senate Bill 63

Summary

Requires certain entities to provide bereavement leave for employees who experience a miscarriage or stillbirth; defines terms; requires the Utah Board of Higher Education and the human resources bodies of state, county, and municipal governments to implement rules that will provide bereavement leave for employees who suffer the loss of a child as a result of a miscarriage or stillbirth.

Enacted

03/22/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Background Check Procedures

Bill

Senate Bill 248

Summary

Concerns background check procedures and information; creates and modifies definitions.

Enacted

03/22/2022

Effective Date

05/04/2022

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Background_checks


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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