Utah Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers’ Compensation (for work related injuries and illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Utah, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Utah

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Labor Commission of Utah

Antidiscrimination and Labor Division
Street Address: 160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 146630
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6630
Phone: (801) 530-6801
Toll Free: (800) 222-1238
TDD: (801) 530-7685
Fax: (801) 530-7609

Web Address: https://laborcommission.utah.gov/divisions/AntidiscriminationAndLabor/

Agency Description/Mission: The Antidiscrimination and Labor Division’s Employment Discrimination focus is to administer and enforce the Utah Antidiscrimination Act of 1965. The Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, and disability. Utah’s law also prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy related conditions. Additionally, based on a work share and contract agreement with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the UALD is empowered to act as an agent of the EEOC and has authority to enforce Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

What is Employment Discrimination?

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Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Phoenix District Office
3300 N. Central Avenue
Suite 690
Phoenix, AZ 85012-1848
Phone: (602) 640-5000
TTY: (602) 640-5072

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Labor Commission of Utah

Utah Occupational Safety & Health Division
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
PO Box 146650
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6650
Phone (emergency line): (801) 530-6901
Toll-Free (non-emergency): (800) 530-5090
Fax: (801) 530-7606 or (801) 530-7906

Web Address: https://laborcommission.utah.gov/divisions/UOSH/

Agency Description/Mission: UOSH’s commitment to workers is to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. UOSH believes the best way to accomplish this goal is through strong, effective safety and health programs that effectively involve employees. One of the most important rights workers have is the right to file a complaint with UOSH about hazardous working conditions. We encourage all workers to inform their supervisor or employer about hazards. Often, corrective action will be taken promptly. If the hazard remains, workers can contact their union or notify UOSH.

How to File a Complaint with UOSH

3. Unemployment Insurance

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Unemployment Compensation
P.O. Box 45244
140 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0244
Phone: Salt Lake and South Davis Counties: 526-4400

            Weber and North Davis Counties: 612-0877

            Utah County: 375-4067

            Remainder of State and Out of State: (888) 848-0688

Web Address:https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/ContinuedClaims/UIAccountHome.aspx

Agency Description/Mission: Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Services are administered by the Department of Workforce Services. Unemployment insurance pays a weekly benefit to eligible unemployed workers. Benefits are funded by quarterly contributions paid by employers.

Introduction to Unemployment Insurance

UI Claimant Guide

File New Claim Online

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Labor Commission of Utah

Antidiscrimination and Labor Division, Employment Standards Bureau
Street Address: 160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 146630
Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-6630
Phone: (801) 530-6801
Toll-Free: (800) 222-1238
TDD: (801) 530-7685

Wage Claims
PO Box 146610
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6610
Phone: (801) 530-6801
Fax: (801) 530-6282
Email: wcu@utah.gov

Web Address: https://laborcommission.utah.gov/divisions/AntidiscriminationAndLabor/wage_claim_unit.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Division’s Employment Standards focus is to administer and enforce certain state labor laws. These laws include the payment of wages; The Utah Minimum Wage Act; the licensing of private employment agencies; and all state laws which govern the employment of minors. Employment Standards processes, investigates, mediates, adjudicates, and files judgments with respect to claims concerning the laws listed above. It also acts as a resource to employees and employers by answering over 40,000 inquiries per year, conducting educational seminars, and dispensing written literature.

Payment of Wages

Utah Minimum Wage Information

Frequently Asked Questions about Wages

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division

Salt Lake City District Office
10 East South Temple, Suite 1680
Salt Lake City, UT 84133
Phone: (801) 524-5706
Fax: (801) 524-5722

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies.

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Labor Commission of Utah

Division of Industrial Accidents
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
P. O. Box 146610
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6610
Phone: (801) 530-6800
Toll-Free: (800) 530-5090
Fax: (801) 530-6804
TDD: (801) 530-7685

Web Address: https://laborcommission.utah.gov/divisions/IndustrialAccidents/WCClaimsProcess.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Division of Industrial Accidents monitors and assists in the prompt payment of compensation to injured workers and their return to the work force.

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