Jeff Holdsworth, Esq.

Topic: 2018 Employment Law Update

Attorney Jeff Holdsworth will examine the new laws, cases, and legal trends.  Highlights include the Department of Labor’s decision to reinstate opinion letters providing guidance to employers on wage and hour and FMLA issues, the National Labor Relations Board’s reversal of position on issues relating to social media and employer policies, and more.



BA, Russian and Minor in Political Science, BYU 

JD, Creighton University School of Law

Before joining Employers Council in 2015, Jeff practiced law with two Utah employment law firms, where he represented both employees and employers before administrative bodies, and state and federal court. Jeff regulary advises members on a variety of legal issues including, but not limited to high-risk employee terminations, FMLA/ADA situations, wage/hour concerns, and harassment complaints. He regularly represents members in discrimination claims, wage/hour claims, UOSH claims, and unemployment hearings. Jeff also conducts handbook reviews, workforce training, and tracks federal and state legislation to keep members up-to-date with ever-changing employment laws. Jeff currently serves as the treasurer for the Utah State Bar’s Labor & Employment Law Section. He formerly served as the Labor & Employment Law Section’s secretary. Jeff is licensed to practice law in Utah & Idaho.