Crook & Taylor Law - Professional legal services in employment, real estate, and business law

Utah Employer Lawyers

Welcome Employers and Executives.


We represent private and public sector employers and executive-level and highly compensated employees in all areas of employment law. Our first goal is to keep our clients out of court by giving them excellent advice on their human resource, personnel, labor, and employment concerns. We review and audit human resource policies and procedures, employee manuals, employment forms, drug policies, and employment practices for compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Additionally, we frequently review, draft, and negotiate severance agreements, noncompetition agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

If our clients do end up in court, we have extensive experience in administrative proceedings—such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD) proceedings, Department of Labor proceedings, and Department of Workforce Services proceedings—state and federal trials, and arbitration proceedings. We have successfully prosecuted and defended our clients in all forums on discrimination claims, Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) claims, wage claims, unemployment claims, and wrongful termination claims.

Please allow our attorneys to assist you with your employment and human resources related issues. Not only do we provide the highest quality services to private sector employers, but we are one of the premier law firms providing services to public-entity employers, including counties, cities, special services districts, school districts, and non-profit entities throughout Utah.

D. Scott Crook also authors and maintains a blog entitled The Utah Employment Lawyer, which provides significant content regarding employment developments that affect Utah employers.

The variety of legal services we provide to Utah employers includes but is not limited to the following:

Utah Employment Lawyer


If you have questions regarding what the law requires or what human resources best practices are, our attorneys provide advice that is practical and legally sound.

Employment Contract Lawyer

Employment contracts

It is difficult to overstate the importance of having a well-drafted document that governs your employment relationships. Our attorneys provide employment contract language that is easy to understand by all parties, clearly outlines the employment relationship created, and protects the employer from liability.


Protecting trade secrets

Most employers are businesses who have worked for years to create valuable good-will. They train their employees and entrust key staff members with trade secrets and other confidential information. Our attorneys draft contracts that protect employer's good-will, trade secrets, and proprietary information and have years of experience protecting valuable information on behalf of their clients.  


compliance audits

The number of regulations and legal requirements that employers are required to follow is staggering. Our attorneys are trained to audit and review your employment practices, including compliance with overtime and leave practices, to assure that you are complying with all that the law requires.

Utah Employment Policy Lawyer

employment policies

We provide comprehensive, easy-to-understand employment policies and procedures that comply with federal, state, and local law and are designed to protect the employer but also to provide employees with a document that they can understand and feel is fair.

Utah Employment Litigation Attorney


Although no employer wants to end up in court or before an administrative agency defending itself or protecting its valuable intellectual property from employee misappropriation, our attorneys are award-winning and trusted advocates in the courtroom. We provide representation in all state and federal courts in Utah and Idaho and have associations throughout the Intermountain West that allow us to protect our clients wherever their issues arise. We also regularly appear before administrative agencies, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Utah Division of Workforce Services. 



Although an employer may have great employment policies, they do not help if their employees are not well trained. Our attorneys provide excellent training to employees and supervisors on avoiding discrimination and sexual harassment, developing good performance review practices, and developing and implementing other best practices.

Utah Collective Bargaining Lawyer

Collective Bargaining

Our attorneys have experience negotiating and arbitrating collective bargaining agreements. We are keenly aware of the significant complexities and difficulties in navigating the workplace in a labor environment.

Utah Employment Lawyer

Executives & professionals

Although our attorneys generally represent employers, our attorneys also provide advice to executive-level and highly compensated employees.  Because of our vast experience in providing employment and human resources advice, we are well equipped to assist employees in their negotiations with employers.



Some of Our Clients

Private Employers

Brigham Young University   •   BODEC Electric    •    Energy Enterprises, Inc.
European Marble & Granite  •   Hamlet Homes

Public Entities

Carbon County   •  Emery County  

Non-Profit Entities

Kids on the Move  •  Roads to Independence