Michael E. Blue joined the Labor and Employment Law Section of Ray Quinney & Nebeker after his graduation from the University of Utah College of Law in 1988, and has practiced employment law almost exclusively since then. Mr. Blue's practice focuses on defending employers against all types of employment related lawsuits, including those brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and all types of anti-discrimination law. He also represents and counsels clients regarding non-compete agreements and trade secret protection. Another major part of Mr. Blue's practice is to counsel employers on handling everyday employment problems with the goal of avoiding lawsuits and ensuring compliance with the law. Mr. Blue has also lectured, taught and published extensively on various employment law topics.
In addition, Mr. Blue defends public accommodations (businesses who provide goods or services to the public) against lawsuits brought against them for violating the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. He has represented a number of large companies in this capacity in Utah and California.
Mr. Blue has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law. Mr. Blue is also one of only four attorneys practicing in Utah recognized in Who's Who Legal USA - Management Labour & Employment.
As part of one of the oldest and largest full-service law firms in Utah, the Labor & Employment Section at Ray, Quinney & Nebeker offers the experience of eight full-time labor law practicioners backed by the resources and reputation of one of the state's most prestigious firms. Our employment lawyers have handled many of the most sensitive, significant, and complicated employment cases that have arisen in the state of Utah. With offices in the shadows of the Wasatch Range in both Salt Lake City and Provo, the firm's track record and influence spans the Intermountain West.
Firm Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law and Litigation; Appellate Practice; Banking and Financial Institutions; Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights; Business Formation, Planning and Transactions; Construction Law; Corporate Finance and Securities Law; Employee Benefits Planning, Retirement Plans and ERISA; Employment and Labor Law and Litigation; Equipment Leasing; Estate and Trust Planning and Administration; Family Law; Franchising; Health Care Law; Intellectual Property Law and Litigation; Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Natural Resources, Water, Environmental and Local Government Law; Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations; Personal Injury and Insurance; Litigation; Products Liability Litigation; Real Estate Transactions and Litigation; Securities Litigation; Tax Planning and Tax Controversies; Telecommunications Law; Transportation Law; Trust & Estate Litigation; Utah Foreclosure Investigation Team; Venture Practice; White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Compliance