Utah Code Title 35A. Utah Workforce Services Code § 35A-5-302. Definitions

As used in this part:

(1) “Date of hire” means the date a person who is homeless first performs labor or services for compensation for an employer.

(2) “Governmental entity” is as defined in Section 59-2-511 .

(3) “Permanent housing, permanent supportive, or transitional facility” means a facility:

(a) located within the state;

(b) that provides supervision of residents of the facility;  and

(c) that is:

(i) a publicly or privately operated shelter:

(A) designed to provide temporary living accommodations, including a welfare hotel, congregate shelter, or transitional housing for the mentally ill;  and

(B) that receives federal homeless assistance funding distributed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development;  or

(ii) an emergency shelter that receives homeless assistance funding from a county, city, or town.

(4) “Person who is homeless” means an individual whose primary nighttime residence is a permanent housing, permanent supportive, or transitional facility.

(5) “Wage requirement” means that an employer pays a person who is homeless $4,000 or more in wages during a time period that:

(a) begins on the date of hire;  and

(b) ends no later than two calendar quarters after the calendar quarter in which the date of hire occurs.


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