Michael C. Smith

Michael C. Smith

Provo Utah Employment Lawyer
  • Employment Law, Personal Injury, Insurance Claims
  • California, Utah
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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
Fees
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Utah
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Professional Experience
Founding Member
Michael Smith Attorney PLLC
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Trial Attorney
Smith Law
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Trial Attorney
Michael Smith Attorney at Law
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Litigation Partner
Johnson, Poulson, Smith & Slater
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Education
UCLA School of Law
J.D. (1980) | Law School
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Brigham Young University
B.S. (1977) | Pre-Law, Political Science
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude with High Honors
Activities: Valedictorian Finalist, Drama, Music
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Professional Associations
Utah Employment Lawyers Association
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Legal Network for Gender Equity
Member
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State Bar of Utah # 13365
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State Bar of California # 94349
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Utah Association for Justice
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. is it grounds for termination if you say no on convictions ? with app if employer doesnt require background check
A: I'm afraid that you can be fired for lying on a job application, even if you didn't think they would check it out. I know it makes it harder to get a job if you tell the truth, but employers have a right to know your criminal history.
Q. I work fir roofing company contracted for aur firce base...i was only female treated very poorly..di i have a retaliatio
A: Sex-based discrimination and retaliation claims may be successful against an employer who hires, fires, or deprives an employee of important benefits because of a person's sex, or retaliates against a person who complains of sexual discrimination in the workplace. There are federal and state laws which prohibit this conduct and set forth certain requirements. You can contact the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Utah Labor Commission, or an attorney to see if your employer may have violated these laws and to provide you with appropriate advise.
Q. I got hurt/burnt at work, at a nursing home. Someone left oil and food on the grill and set off the fire alarm.
A: I'm very sorry to hear about your injury and the retaliation by your company. You probably have a workers compensation claim for your injuries and a wrongful termination. You should definitely speak to an attorney about your case. Best wishes to a quick recovery.
Q. I was raped by a co-worker. He threatened me. Now that I don't work there anymore, can I make a case?
A: You are likely still within the Statute of Limitations for a civil lawsuit against him for rape, defamation, and interfering with your job, or you can report it to the police as criminal conduct.
Q. i am working full time for a employer, there is a notice period of 30 days for that company, i want to leave within week
A: As a general rule in Utah, if you have no contract or are an at-will employee, you may quit your job at any time, with or without notice, and your employer cannot charge you or withhold the pay you have earned. However, if you have a written employment agreement, you should consult with an attorney about your specific circumstances.
Q. Can my Utah employer withhold my earned commissions if another company is taking over?
A: Are your new hires also being terminated? If not, and the hiring process is completed, then you have done everything you need to do to earn the commission. Depending on how the new operation is structured, you might have to collect your commission from your old employer, the new company, or the parent company. You may want to contact the Utah state labor commission for assistance.
Q. can you file a sexual assault report after 5 years?
A: There is no time limit on filing a sexual assault report with the local police department. The district attorney will consider when the assault occurred and the amount of evidence available in deciding whether to prosecute, and there may be a Statute of Limitations in your state if you want to sue for civil damages. However, it is always a good idea to file a report so that the police will have all of the information, in case it occurs again to you or someone else.
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Michael Smith Attorney PLLC
1896 North 1120 West
Provo, UT 84604
USA
Telephone: (801) 373-4000
Fax: (801) 373-3400