Adverse action: means to discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against an employee in any manner that affects the employee's employment, including compensation, terms, conditions, location, rights, immunities, promotions, or privileges. See Utah Code 34-48-102
Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
Applicant: means an individual who provides information to a public employer for the purpose of obtaining employment. See Utah Code 34-52-102
Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
Broadcasting company: means a person engaged in the business of:
distributing or transmitting electronic or electromagnetic signals to the general public using one or more of the following:
preparing, developing, or creating one or more programs or messages for distribution or transmission by means described in Subsection (2)(a). See Utah Code 34-51-102
Building service contractor: means a person who enters into an agreement with a service marketplace platform to use the service marketplace platform's software platform to connect with and receive requests from customers seeking a building service. See Utah Code 34-53-102
Criminal conviction: means a verdict or finding of guilt after a criminal trial or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a criminal charge. See Utah Code 34-52-102
Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
Division: means the Labor Commission's Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor. See Utah Code 34-46-102
Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
Employer: means a person employing 15 or more employees within the state for each working day in each of 20 calendar weeks or more in the current or preceding calendar year. See Utah Code 34-46-102
Employer: means a person, including the state or a political subdivision of the state, that has one or more workers or operators employed in the same business, or in or about the same establishment, under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written. See Utah Code 34-48-102
Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
Exempt broadcasting employee: means a broadcasting employee who is compensated on a salary basis, as defined in 29 C. See Utah Code 34-51-102
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
Governing body: means collectively the legislative body and the executive of any municipality. See Utah Code 10-1-104
a metro township as that term is defined in Section 10-2a-403 unless the term is used in the context of authorizing, governing, or otherwise regulating the provision of municipal services. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Personal Internet account: means an online account that is used by an employee or applicant exclusively for personal communications unrelated to any business purpose of the employer. See Utah Code 34-48-102
Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
the state or any administrative subunit of the state, including a department, division, board, council, committee, institution, office, bureau, or other similar administrative unit of state government;
a state institution of higher education; or
a municipal corporation, county, municipality, school district, local district, special service district, or other political subdivision of the state. See Utah Code 34-52-102
Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
Record: means information that is:
inscribed on a tangible medium; or
received or stored in an electronic or other medium; and
Sale of a business: means a transfer of the ownership by sale, acquisition, merger, or other method of the tangible or intangible assets of a business entity, or a division or segment of the business entity. See Utah Code 34-51-102
Service marketplace platform: means an entity that:
uses an Internet-connected software platform, including a mobile application:
to connect building service contractors with customers seeking a building service; and
through which a customer may request a building service; and
charges the building service contractor a fee to use the software platform. See Utah Code 34-53-102
Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156