Perspectiva General

Liseanne R. Kelly counsels both large and small organizations and their human resources teams in all aspects of the employment relationship with a particular emphasis on multi-state compliance issues. In particular, Liseanne advises national employers on multi-state paid time off policies and multi-state incentive compensation plans. Liseanne regularly counsels clients on complex leave administration and disability accommodation issues and frequently provides wage and hour advice. Her practice includes:

  • Drafting and implementing policies
  • Performance management issues
  • Termination decisions
  • Pay equity issues
  • Guidance on training and other compliance related issues
  • Providing training to client’s in-house legal and HR teams
  • Guiding clients through disability accommodation issues and the interactive process
  • Advice regarding state and federal leave of absence laws

Additionally, Liseanne has substantial experience representing employers in litigation in federal and state court involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims (both individual and class claims). 

News, Analysis & Press

Sick-Leave Laws Cause HR Headaches

Human Resource Executive Online

August 23, 2016

Employers Must Act Promptly to Comply with the Revised Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations

Firm Alert


The Year in Review: 2005 California Employment Legislation


Speaking Engagements

2019 Southern California Employer Conference

October 23, 2019

Cutting Edge Disability Law - Accommodating an Aging Workforce

California Bar Association 34th Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting

July 14, 2017

Mastering the Exasperating: Navigating California’s Leave of Absence Laws

San Diego, CA

June 7, 2013

California's Tidal Wave of Wage-and-Hour and Civil Rights Class Actions

Firm Presentation, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, CA


Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Issues

Firm Presentation, San Diego, CA


Implementing the New FMLA Regulations in California

Firm Presentation, San Diego, CA


Electronic Communications and Privacy in the Workplace

San Diego Advisory Council and the State of California Employment Development Department


Employment Law 101

San Diego Advisory Council and the State of California Employment Development Department


Managing Hiring, Performance and Terminations in California

Association of Legal Administrators, San Diego Chapter


Leaves of Absence

Lorman Education Services


Managing Employee Performance and Misconduct in California

Lorman Education Services


Reducing Liability Risks for Failing to Effectively Train Managers and Supervisors on Workplace Policies and Procedures

Council on Education in Management


Employer Guidelines for Conducting Prompt, Thorough and Neutral Investigations

Firm Presentation



  • J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2000
  • B.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1994

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California