Kelly Trainer, a partner in Burke, Williams and Sorensen, LLP's Orange County office, represents and advises public employers on labor and employment law matters. She has an extensive counseling practice, concentrating on preventive measures of employment and labor law. In this regard, her practice focuses on revising personnel rules and personnel ordinances, updating specific policies, and advising management and human resources on the handling of a variety of employment matters.
She has acted as lead negotiator during labor negotiations, and has represented agencies in PERB proceedings. Kelly has served as a neutral investigator for internal investigations of employment complaints involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and workplace misconduct. She also conducts a variety of seminars and workplace trainings on matters such as harassment prevention, disability discrimination, workplace investigations, managing difficult employees, workplace violence, discipline and termination, social media, performance evaluations, creating effective documentation, and leaves of absence.