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Bernadette M. O'Brien is the managing attorney of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP’s employment law department and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She provides advice and counsel to employers, human resource administrators, risk managers and claims adjusters on numerous employment related topics. Ms. O'Brien also conducts Human Resource Training and Development sessions throughout California, both private-on-site sessions and sessions open for the public. Prior to Ms. O'Brien's association with Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, she practiced civil litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous areas of law including personal injury, business and employment. Ms. O’Brien is author of the popular LexisNexis publication Labor and Employment in California: A Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations and Practices, which has been in publication since 1992. The treatise is an easy-to-understand overview of key topics in labor and employment as governed by both federal and California law. Ms. O’Brien is also co-author of California Unemployment Insurance and Disability Compensation Programs, which is a helpful treatise on California unemployment insurance and disability laws. Ms. O’Brien is a frequent contributor to, and reporter for, the LexisNexis employment law newsletter Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin and she is editor and developer of Floyd, Skeren & Kelly’s employment related websites, www.worklawreport, and,, which cover the latest court cases and legislation related to employment law. She has been a speaker on a variety of employment law topics for numerous organizations including CalPelra, CWC, Ag-Safe, EAC, Northern California Workers’ Comp Forum, Intercare, National Interstate Insurance, CASBO, PIHRA, Strafford Webinars and the Employers’ Fraud Task Force. You can reach Bernadette O’Brien at, (818) 206-9222 , or (916) 838-3332.



Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    3 years

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Loomis, CA, 95650

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Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
LexisNexis publicationLabor and Employment in California1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
California State University, SacramentoHistoryMA - MastersN/A
Lincoln Law School of SacramentoLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A