Kay, William F.

William F. Kay, a founding partner of the Kay & Stevens law firm, has retired from full-time law practice and is currently engaged in labor relations consultation and creating, updating, and presenting the CALPELRA Labor Relations Academy programs. Mr. Kay is a highly respected authority on public sector labor and employment law, and a creative, intelligent, and accomplished negotiator. Using a combination of legal knowledge and over 45 years of practical problem solving experience, he has successfully resolved many complex disputes and negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements.

Mr. Kay created both the CALPELRA and NPELRA Labor Relations Academy programs. He continues updating and presenting CALPELRA's Core Academy programs. Throughout the year, Mr. Kay provides CALPELRA members with CALPELRA Alerts on new or developing areas of labor and employment law. Mr. Kay has written extensively about labor relations issues, including being Co-Editor-In-Chief of California Public Sector Labor Relations, a comprehensive text on employment law published by Matthew Bender in 1989 (now published by Lexis-Nexis).

A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Kay earned his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law.