Zachary Wiseman is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Employment and Labor Section. He is an experienced labor and employment attorney whose practice is primarily focused on assisting both private and public employers with a wide range of labor and employment issues. Mr. Wiseman’s labor experience includes the representation of management in collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and representation elections. His employment experience includes, among other things, the representation of employers in matters involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage disputes, breach of employment agreements, employment-related tort actions (such as defamation claims and claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress), sexual harassment, OSHA citations, and employee theft.
Mr. Wiseman has significant experience protecting employer assets and human resources through the creation and enforcement of post-employment, restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements. Mr. Wiseman has obtained court orders enjoining former employees from violating such agreements in courts throughout the state of Utah and in Nevada, Arizona and Idaho.
He works closely with his clients to create and update policy and procedure manuals and ensure compliance with, among other things, National Labor Relations Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and various state and federal anti-discrimination laws. Mr. Wiseman is a frequent lecturer and speaker on employment law topics.
Mr. Wiseman maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law and was selected by Best Lawyers as the 2021 Labor Law “Lawyer of the Year” and the 2013 Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year.” He was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mountain States Super Lawyers (2008) in the category of Employment and Labor Law. He has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2005-2006, 2009-2021). He currently serves as Chair of RQ&N’s Recruiting Committee and was Chair of the firm’s Associates’ Committee (2008-2014).