Wage and Employment Law

Managing employment relationships requires adherence to federal and state statutes and regulations, with administrative guidance and court rulings providing yet more complexity. Gallian Welker & Associates offers representation in courts and before state and federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the Utah Labor Commission. We help businesses establish procedures to comply with labor and employment laws and to defend their actions when challenged. We also represent employees whose rights in the workplace have been ignored.

We help Employees with workplace accidents and injustices.

We have represented many employees whose wages have not been properly paid or who have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace because of their age, gender, race, or limitations. We have also helped many employees injured in the workplace to receive the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. We start with a consultation to review the facts and to give the employee an idea of options available and likely outcomes. Sometimes just knowing what’s available can provide a sense of relief and a sense of direction.

We help Employers navigate the maze through Prevention and Defensive.



Gallian Welker & Associates attorneys work with companies to gain an in-depth knowledge of the business and to address aspects of employment practices that may lead to claims. Our services include day-to-day advising as questions or concerns arise, auditing to determine compliance and training on proper employment practices. In addition, we draft various documents that clients use to manage their workforce, such as:

  • Employee Policy Handbooks
  • Employment Contracts
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements



We provide legal representation before state and federal agencies or in courts of law when the employer’s practices are challenged on the basis of:


  • Wrongful Termination and other Contractual Disputes
  • Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Enforcement of Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Misclassification of Workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act