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  • Utah Employment Law Letter

    Back when English lawyers decided that their mother tongue wasn’t sufficiently pompous, they fastened on to vari­ous Latin maxims. One of those was “Rex non potest peccare.” To all non-Latin speakers, that means “The king can do no wrong.” In other words, you can’t sue the king. The concept, dating back to Merrie Olde England, worked its way to the United States as part of the common law and is alive and well. The purpose of this article is not to analyze whether so-called sovereign immunity is a good idea. Rather, it is to remind pub­lic employers that the doctrine exists and can be a powerful tool in their litigation toolbox.

    March 2018
  • The European Union General Data Protection Regulation’s (“GDPR”) enforcement date is fast approaching. By now, most U.S. businesses and organizations have heard of GDPR. This EU regulation is drawing attention in the United States because it expands the territorial scope of EU data protection laws, significantly increases the penalties for non-compliance and is enshrouded with uncertainty.

    February 22, 2018