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Jon E. Waddoups

Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Waddoups is Chair of the firm's Employment and Immigration Section and also a member of the Litigation, Trials and Appeals section. In his practice he regularly consults with clients regarding sensitive employment matters, including investigation of reports of sexual harassment, termination of employment, and reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Mr. Waddoups has broad experience in affirmative action compliance, including developing written affirmative action plans. Additionally, he is experienced in representing management in union organizing campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and handling labor arbitration.

Mr. Waddoups is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for Labor and Employment.


  • Broad business experience in human resources management and administration, including drafting of employment policies and procedures.
  • Extensive experience representing employers in lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving wage and hour claims, employment discrimination, and breach of employment contract claims.
  • Skilled in drafting and enforcing employment contracts, non-disclosure, and non-competition agreements.
  • Broad experience in affirmative action compliance, including the development of written affirmative action plans.


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1990

  • Order of the Coif
  • Executive Editor, BYU Law Review

Utah State University, B.S., Personnel and Industrial Relations, 1977


  • Judicial clerk to Senior Judge Aldon J. Anderson of the United States District Court for the District of Utah, 1990-1991

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1990
Other Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1993
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1990
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 1990

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite: Labor & Employment (2009 - 2019)
  • Best Lawyers: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2017 - 2020)


American Bar Association