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Workplace Security: Utah

Workplace Security requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Benjamin Harmon, Callister, Nebeker & McCullough


  • Utah law prohibits any person, including employees, from gaining unauthorized access to any computer or computer network, program or system and imposes criminal penalties for any violation. See Computer Crimes.
  • Utah employers that possess personal identifying information must take precautions to safeguard that information and have notification requirements in the event of a system breach. See Protection of Personal Information Act.
  • A person commits a class A misdemeanor if he enters or unlawfully remains on the premises of or in any building of a business with the intent to interfere with employers, customers or operations. See Trespassing.
  • Utah employers are limited in the restrictions that they can place on their employees with respect to their employees' rights to carry firearms. See Guns and Weapons in the Workplace.
  • A Utah employer or an authorized agent of the employer may petition for and obtain a workplace violence protective order against an individual who has engaged in or threatened potential workplace violence. See Workplace Violence Protective Orders.