LIVE ZOOM: Legal Dos & Don’ts for Employers

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.


For a small business hiring its first few employees, the thicket of rules and regulations on things like sick time, wages, benefits, and termination can easily become overwhelming. In this class, an employment lawyer and small business owner will cut through the maze to help you focus on what you need to know.

Class covers:

  • Best practices to avoid liability and maximize employee success
  • Common employment law issues facing smaller businesses
  • New sick time and related laws in California
  • Family and medical leave laws – do they apply to me?
  • Major dos and don’ts to keep in mind, and resources for help

Participants are encouraged to join the Zoom session using video as this class may involve sharing of visual information and writings, participation via the chat function, and the opportunity to interact with others. Virtual networking reception to follow class.

Presented by Karen A. Rooney (

Karen Rooney has over 30 years of litigation experience, mostly in employment-related claims, including extensive trial and arbitration experience. She has represented many small businesses over the years, and is herself a small business owner and employer. Ms. Rooney served on the Board of the L.A. County Bar Association Attorney Referral Service and has volunteered as a mediator with both the Bar Association and the L.A. County Superior Court. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service.  The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons.  For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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