Utah Employers and Employees Have Contracts Just Like Everyone Else

Utah is an at-will employment state, meaning that “either the employer or the employee may terminate the employment for any reason (or no reason) except where prohibited by law.” This termination right, however, is not without limitation and could be modified either by written or verbal agreement. So, as with most legal rules, there are exceptions. Let’s take a look at a recent Utah Supreme Court case, Vander Veur v. Groove Entertainment Technologies to see how this plays out in real life:

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What is the Insurance Duty to Defend in Utah?

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The duty to defend is the duty that an insurance company owes its insureds to hire an attorney and take action to defend the insured when the insured gets sued. It’s a bit of complex law that is often at the heart of any bad faith action against an insurance company. Utah typically follows the majority of jurisdictions when it comes to the duty to defend in insurance contracts. Here’s what you need to know:

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