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P.O. Box 3267

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Telephone: (925) 932-4955

Email: andrea@andreakellylaw.com

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Training Seminars/Publications:

Featured Speaking Engagements: 

  • California Employer Advisory Council, Featured Speaker  “Sexual Harassment Prevention – In the Age of #Me Too and #Times Up,” April 2018.

  • DFEH Northern California Employment Roundtable, Panelist “Responding to Employee Complaints – from Investigation to Resolution,” January 2015 and September 2014.

  • California Employer Advisory Council, Featured Speaker “Featured Speaker on “Bullying in the Workplace,” May 2014.

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Panelist "Best Practices and Recent Developments in Workplace Investigations" (October 2013)

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Moderator,"Violence in the Workplace" (April 2013)

  • Practising Law Institute, Featured Panelist,"California Hiring and Firing Update," (March 2010-2011).

  • Northern California Human Resources Association, HR in California Series, Featured Speaker on “Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation” (2004-2012)

  • California Association of Workplace Investigator's Conference, Panelist,"An Ethical Checklist for Investigators" (November 2010)

  • Council on Education in Management, Moderated Seminar on Advanced Family and Medical Leave Act Issues (November 2006) 

  • Lorman Training, Featured Speaker on "Advanced Topics in the Family and Medical Leave Act" (September 2006) 

  • Northern California Human Resources Association, Contra Costa Chapter, Featured Speaker on "Workplace Investigations: Practical, Legal and Ethical Considerations" (October 2005)

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Featured Speaker on "Conducting Workplace Investigations" (May, 2005)

  • Northern California Human Resources Association, Conducted workshop on "Workplace Investigations: Effective Strategies for Internal Investigators" (Fall 2004)

  • Emeryville Chamber of Commerce, Featured Speaker on "New Employment Laws" (January 2005, January 2004) 

  • Personnel Law Update 2003, Council on Education in Management, Featured Speaker on “Pregnancy and Maternity Policies” (June 2003) 

  • Emeryville Chamber of Commerce, Featured Speaker on “Avoiding the Most Common Wage and Hour Mistakes” (May 2003) 

  • Personnel Law Update 2002, Council on Education in Management, Featured Speaker on “Protecting Your Organization from the Expanding Scope of Workplace Harassment and Retaliation Claims” (November 2002) 

Publications: 

  • “Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors,” Contra Costa Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 8, August 2007. 

  • "Workplace Investigations: Guidance for Employers" Cal. Bus. Law Practitioner, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Winter 2006)

  • "Employers Should Carefully Assess Evidence of Fraud in Managing Suspected Abuse of FMLA" Family and Medical Leave Handbook, Vol. 13, No.5 (August 2005) (co-authored by Rod M. Fliegel) 

  • “Managing Suspected Abuse of Family and Medical Leave,” Cal. Lab. & Employ. L.Q., Vol. 18, No. 1 (Feb. 2004), (co-authored by Rod M. Fliegel) 

  • “Revised Employer Obligations In Misconduct and Background Investigations”, The HR Bulletin (December 2002) 

  • “Managing Performance Problems in the Leave of Absence Context,” Cal. Lab. & Employ. L.Q., Vol. 15, No. 4 (Nov. 2001), (co-authored by Rod M. Fliegel)