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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Issues Statement on Zenefits Controversy

In Utah, we take very seriously our goal to lead the nation as the best performing economy and our reputation as the most business-friendly state.

Following a story published on Beehive Startups this morning and after experiencing growing outrage from Utah’s tech community, Gov. Gary Herbert has issued a statement regarding the state’s attempt to shutdown HR software startup Zenefits.

“In Utah, we take very seriously our goal to lead the nation as the best performing economy and our reputation as the most business-friendly state. We also pride ourselves on our willingness to embrace innovation and have proactively eliminated outdated and unnecessary regulations. While we have to uphold the law on the books, there are times our laws must adapt to changes in the marketplace. With the legislative session just a few weeks away, I am willing to work with all stakeholders to ensure Utah has the right policy to embrace innovative ideas while protecting consumers.”

@BeehiveStartups@lyft@Uber* Official statement on Zenefits *http://t.co/8NNxhBCJE7

*— Gary R. Herbert (@GovHerbert) *December 3, 2014

We’ll continue to follow this story and keep you updated as it develops.

Published 12/3/2014