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Did you know that employees covered by Utah's minimum wage law must be paid $7.25 an hour?

Utah Wage and Hour Laws

Employees covered by Utah's minimum wage law must be paid $7.25 an hour.

All employees are covered except for:

  • outside salespersons;
  • certain agricultural employees;
  • certain seasonal employees;
  • apprentices or students employed by an educational institution in which they are enrolled; and
  • disabled individuals.

Utah Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Utah's wage payment law must pay wages at least semimonthly and not more than 10 days following the close of a pay period or on the preceding day when a payday falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. If employers hire employees on an annual salary basis, they can pay them on a monthly schedule.

All employees are covered, except those specifically exempt by statute; among those exempt are certain agricultural employees. Employees can enter into agreements with their employers that provide for different terms of payment than those specified under the law.

Household Filing In Utah

OneStop Business Registration currently does not allow registering a business that requires filing of annual employment taxes on Schedule H, Form 1040. To complete this action:

1. Contact the Utah Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Division and register as a domestic employer. Their web address is www.jobs.utah.gov/ui

2. Contact the Utah State Tax Commission. Download, review and complete (if applicable) the form TC-69, available at: www.tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-69.pdf and submit to the Tax Commission. For additional questions or information, call the Tax Commission at (801) 297-2200 or visit www.tax.utah.gov.


Utah Unemployment:

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        38,900

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    1.2 - 5.8 (7.2 for new out of state contractors)

Utah Income Tax Withholding

Utah requires employers to withhold state income tax from their employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the State Tax Commission.

Utah Benefits

Utah Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Time Off with Pay Limited to 2 Hours

All employers in Utah must allow employees time off to vote. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers. Employers must permit employees to take two hours of leave to vote. Employers can specify the hours to be taken.

Utah State Tax Resources

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Accurate as of January 2021