Kelly Tuffo advises cities, counties and other public sector employers on all aspects of employment relations, conducts workplace investigations, and represents clients in disciplinary proceedings and mediation and arbitration of grievances.
She also acts as chief negotiator for clients in labor negotiations with their employee organizations representing numerous types of employees, including mid-managers, probation officers, police, dispatchers, attorneys, nurses, teachers, In-Home Support Service (IHSS) workers, as well as miscellaneous employees.
Kelly conducts management training programs on a variety of employment law issues, including discipline, performance evaluation, leaves of absence, and harassment and discrimination prevention.
Prior to joining our San Francisco office, Kelly was a labor relations representative for a private sector company. In that role she coordinated contract negotiations, represented the company in arbitrations, negotiated and handled grievances and conducted investigations. She also has experience in community mediation for a public sector entity.
While in law school, Kelly interned at the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, Labor Division, and was a judicial extern for a Federal District Court Judge.
Kelly also spent four years in Africa where she spent two years as an academic director for a study abroad program and two years as an International Training Consultant for a United Nations Agency.