Statement from Thomas Welsh, Esq. Counsel to Zenefits

December 5, 2014

We welcome the Lieutenant Governor’s statements that Zenefits can operate legally in Utah. But the last official communication Zenefits has received from the state of Utah was the insurance department’s ruling, ordering the company to stop offering its free service to Utah businesses or face massive fines equal to $5,000 per violation, plus confiscation of all the company’s Utah revenue, plus penalties of 3 or 4 times that amount. If that position has changed, then we look forward to receiving written notice from the Insurance Commissioner and his staff to confirm Zenefits’ ability to resume operations. Until then, Zenefits and its free service for small businesses will not be available to new customers in Utah.

Excerpt from last official communication Zenefits received:


Thomas Welsh
Esq. Counsel to Zenefits