This course examines employment law from each side’s perspective with an eye on practical application for paralegals. The course covers common employment law topics including sources of laws and regulation; basic employment agreements; discrimination; harassment; leaves of absence; wage and hour claims; meal and rest period issues; ADA; and the various statutory and common-law basis for alleging, and proving an employment law claim.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain the law and procedures involved in employment law
- Analyze particular fact patterns related to paralegal tasks
- Identify and address employment violations
- Articulate the best practices employers must observe to guard against claims
Certification Disclosure: In California, an individual may qualify to hold one’s self out as a paralegal in one of several ways including earning a certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. (Calif. Bus. & Prof. Code §6450(c)(1).) The Paralegal Professional Certificate program offered by UCSB PaCe satisfies the requirements of California law in this regard.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Paralegal Studies : Elective Courses