Course Description

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.

Learner Outcomes

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

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Apr 03, 2023 to Jun 16, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (3 units) $515.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
3 units
Section Notes
One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.
Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:
Employment Law
A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, 4th edition
By: Lori B. Rassas
ISBN: 978-1-5438-1543-6

Please order textbooks from the bookseller of your choice. Be sure to order the correct ISBN and textbook edition.

No refunds after 4/16/2023