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R600. Labor Commission, Administration.

Rule R600-3. Definitions Applicable to Construction Licensees.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

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R600-3-1. Authority and Scope.

A. The Commission enacts this rule pursuant to authority granted by 34-28-2(2), 34A-2-103(8)(c), 34A-5-102(2) and 34A-6-103(2).

B. This rule defines terms and establishes procedures by which an unincorporated entity that is a construction licensee may rebut its status as an employer for purposes of Title 34, Chapter 28, Payment of Wages; Title 34A, Chapter 2, Workers' Compensation Act; Title 34A, Chapter 5, Utah Antidiscrimination Act; and Title 34A, Chapter 6, Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act.

R600-3-2. Definitions.

A. An "active manager" is one who directs or causes the direction of the management and policies of the unincorporated entity, whether through the ownership of voting shares, by contract, or otherwise. Status as an active manager requires a documented history of voting on, approving, or otherwise deciding a substantial matter involving the business of the unincorporated entity, including without limitation:

1. Authorizing a member or any other person to do any act on behalf of the company that is not in the ordinary course of the company's business or business of the kind carried on by the company;

2. Making a distribution to members;

3. Resolving a dispute connected with the company's business;

4. Making a substantial change in the business purpose of the unincorporated entity;

5. Authorizing the unincorporated entity to acquire or merge with another entity; or

6. Authorizing a sale, lease, exchange or other disposition of a substantial asset of the unincorporated entity, other than in the usual and regular course of the business.

B. "Directly holds at least an 8% ownership interest" means that the individual owns in his or her individual capacity at least 8% of the stock, capital, or equity of the unincorporated entity, or is entitled to at least 8% of the unincorporated entity's profits. C. "Indirectly holds at least an 8% ownership interest" means that the individual's total aggregate ownership interest from all sources, including a corporation, partnership, estate, trust or some other form of beneficial interest, totals at least 8% of the unincorporated entity's stock, capital, equity, or profits.

1. For example, if an individual owns 50% of company A which in turns owns 20% of the subject unincorporated entity, then the individual holds a 10% indirect ownership interest in the unincorporated entity.

D. "Subject to supervision or control in the performance of work" means that:

1. The unincorporated entity has the right to control what the worker does and how he or she does it, regardless of whether the unincorporated entity actually exercises that authority; or

2. The unincorporated entity has the right to control the business aspects of the work, such as:

a. How the worker is paid;

b. Whether expenses are reimbursed;

c. Who is responsible to provide tools and supplies;

d. Who arranges for administrative support, advertising, and similar functions.

R600-3-3. Procedures to Challenge Presumption that Unincorporated Entity is the Employer.

A. Declaratory Actions. An interested party may request a determination regarding an unincorporated entity's status as an employer by filing a petition for declaratory order in accordance with Rule R600-1.

B. In Connection with Other Adjudicative Proceedings.

1. In proceedings to adjudicate a claim of unpaid wages, employment discrimination, or violation of occupational safety and health standards, an unincorporated entity may submit evidence that rebuts the presumption that the unincorporated entity is an employer,

2. Notwithstanding the burden of proof required to prove the underlying claim, the unincorporated entity may only rebut the presumption that it is the employer by clear and convincing evidence.


labor commission, unincorporated entity, construction licensees

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 8, 2011

Notice of Continuation

May 27, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R600, please contact the promulgating agency (Labor Commission, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.