Overview

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

2008

The Year in Review: 2005 California Employment Legislation

HR.com

2006

Speaking Engagements

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

2010

Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Issues

Firm Presentation, San Diego, CA

2009

Implementing the New FMLA Regulations in California

Firm Presentation, San Diego, CA

2009

Electronic Communications and Privacy in the Workplace

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

2008

Employment Law 101

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

2006

Managing Employee Performance and Misconduct in California

Lorman Education Services

2005

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

Council on Education in Management

2005

Managing Hiring, Performance and Terminations in California

Association of Legal Administrators, San Diego Chapter

2005

Leaves of Absence

Lorman Education Services

2003-2005

Employer Guidelines for Conducting Prompt, Thorough and Neutral Investigations

Firm Presentation

2004

Education

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

Bar Admission

California

Courts

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