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  • Utah Employment Law Letter

    In Greek mythology, two sea monsters—Scylla and Charybdis—lived on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily. The monsters were located in such proximity to each other that they presented an unavoidable threat to sailors traversing the narrow strait. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew attempted to evade the creatures as they passed through the strait. Much like the proverbial “between a rock and a hard place,” finding yourself “between Scylla and Charybdis” refers to the necessity of picking between two conflicting choices when neither will have a positive outcome. Having to decide how to respond to competing reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the related Rehabilitation Act can feel exactly like being caught between Scylla and Charybdis.

    December 2017
  • Utah Employment Law Letter

    In light of recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, guns have become a hot topic. Some people want to enact bans and other regulations on cer­tain types of guns. Others adamantly insist that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right to own, pos­sess, and use guns.

    Unsurprisingly, the debate concerning firearms has spilled over into the workplace. Employers wrestle with whether to imple­ment rules banning or governing firearms at work or on their premises, perhaps unsure if the law will permit certain gun policies. Other than general bans on certain types of weapons (such as automatic weapons), fed­eral law doesn’t govern guns in the work­place. Thus, state laws largely determine whether an employer may establish gun policies.

    November 2017

Events

  • Answering Questions and Resolving Conflicts: Recent Efforts to Preserve Religious Liberty
    September 28, 2016
  • Utah Eminent Domain Law
    August 2016