A Southern Utah electrical contractor has been fined for employing children and violating labor laws. An investigation by the US Labor Department found that children in Hildale were unlawfully employed by Reliance Electric Inc.
Jeff Burton’s family has seen highs and lows in the home-building industry at Burton Lumber, so knowing that the Consumer Attitude Index in Utah dipped a bit from highs recorded in May and June doesn’t bother him much.
New car manufacturers like Tesla have begun disrupting the new car sales industry. They’re trying to sell directly to consumers without using independent dealers, and that’s caused some controversy across the county, including here in Utah.
Utah State University and Maverik Inc. released the terms of a 6.3 million dollar stadium deal Tuesday. The agreement means that the Aggies now have the money needed to renovate their stadium, and Maverik gets to put their name on it.
Governor Gary Herbert was in the Netherlands this week to promote Utah as a vacation destination and to celebrate a newly opened nonstop flight between Amsterdam and Salt Lake City. The event is part of a trade mission to Western Europe.
The U.S. Department of Labor has uncovered widespread violations of the rights of Utah’s construction workers. Investigations by the agency found employers owed these workers more than $1.8 million dollars in back wages.
Business leaders from the Intermountain West are convening Tuesday at the Grand America Hotel for the Zions Bank Trade and Business Conference. They will be learning new ways to innovate, compete and grow jobs in an increasingly global environment. The keynote speaker is the Right Honorable Sir John Major, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.
The Utah Attorney General’s office is challenging a California law protecting the welfare of chickens. It all comes down to the price of eggs, and the AG’s chief of staff says they’re getting involved for the sake of Utahns under the poverty line.