Brian Stewart has been appointed by Commissioner Jaceson Maughan to head the division whose seven administrative law judges conduct the Labor Commission's formal hearings on appeals of decisions on matters including workers' compensation claim denials, employment and housing discrimination, and occupational safety and health violations and penalties.
Mr. Stewart will also serve as chief administrative law judge.
“The Adjudication Division takes very seriously its responsibility to provide timely and correct decisions,” he said. “I look forward to ensuring that the division continues to provide excellent services and to improve our processes where appropriate.”
Mr. Stewart has been with the Utah Labor Commission for more than eight years, first in its Antidiscrimination and Labor Division and for the past four years in the Adjudication Division as an administrative law judge.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law where he was editor-in-chief of the university's Journal of International Law. He also served as president of the student chapter of the university's J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Before joining the Utah Labor Commission, Mr. Stewart was in private practice and worked in the Michigan attorney general's office.
The Utah Labor Commission is a state agency that works to achieve safety for employers and employees in the state's workplaces and ensure fairness in employment and housing through services that include consultation, education, inspections, compliance, and mediation.
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