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Karen J. Sloat

Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC
Principal Attorney
karen@karensloatlaw.com
(760) 779-1313

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Karen Sloat has a career spanning over 30 years in many practice areas and three states – California, Colorado, and Hawaii. Her reputation as a specialist in employment law for many years has given her the expertise to handle claims of complex wage and hour violations, discrimination and harassment, employment contracts, trade secret violations, fraud, and all other employment-related issues. As a zealous litigator and trial lawyer, Ms. Sloat has a vast knowledge of professions, occupations, and business issues that enhances her valuable legal advice to all of our clients – whether employees, employers, or nonprofits.

After graduating from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, in addition to her labor and nonprofit law expertise, Ms. Sloat served clients in the areas of insurance defense, commercial litigation, construction, municipal, estate planning, personal injury, adoptions and conservatorships, multi-million dollar financial and real estate transactions, water and environmental law, fraud, land use, criminal and general contracts/business law. Her broad scope of experience has led to successful jury verdicts, valuable judgments in bench trials, and beneficial outcomes to all of her clients when transactions, mediations, arbitrations, or other matters conclude.

Ms. Sloat is a certified mediator retained by individuals and businesses to resolve disputes on various legal issues. She also serves as a volunteer mediator in the Riverside County Superior Courts and lectures on labor law and non-profit law issues across Southern California.

About Us: At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, our attorneys represent businesses and employees throughout the Coachella Valley and Riverside County, California. We focus on all employment law related issues and are well-versed in the many California-specific employment laws and regulations. Relationships between employers and employees can be complicated. A lot is riding on the relationship for both parties, and disputes can quickly become emotional, stressful, and expensive.

Taking proactive steps to ensure that employers and employees are clear about the company’s expectations can help avoid future disputes. We can help by providing workplace manuals and training, counseling employers and employees, and advising human resources personnel. Establishing policies for the workplace can help create an environment with fewer risks of conflict. Our attorneys can also assist businesses reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic. Offices and other business spaces will look different now, and thinking ahead can save you trouble down the road.

Even the most cautious employers cannot avoid all work-related employment conflicts. There are many laws in place to protect California employees, and violations of those laws can result in serious consequences. Our lawyers understand the need to swiftly reach resolutions in these cases. Whether you are an employer or an employee, we are here to advise you on your employment-related rights and legal options.

Archived Webinars Offered

CALIFORNIA BUSINESSES: HOW TO COMPLY WITH BRAND NEW CALIFORNIA LABOR LAWS

Date RecordedMarch 30, 2021  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaBusiness Law  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

CRITICAL CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW BOOT CAMP FOR CPAS

Date RecordedDecember 15, 2020  CostFREE  Course Length2.0 hours  Subject AreaBusiness Law  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSIVE CONDUCT PREVENTION TRAINING (FOR EMPLOYEES)

Date RecordedDecember 8, 2020  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaPersonnel/Human Resources  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner