Bari Goldstein represents and counsels private, not-for-profit and public sector employers on regulatory issues affecting the employment relationship. 

She focuses her practice in preventative labor and employment defense work and represents and counsels private, not-for-profit and public sector employers on varied regulatory, administrative and litigation issues that affect all aspects of the employment relationship.  She advises employers on personnel issues, wage and hour matters and employee relations; conducts on-site audits and investigations; drafts Handbooks and human resources policies and procedures; and, presents workshops on varied employment subjects.   Bari also assists clients in the development of Affirmative Action Programs (AAP), represents clients during OFCCP audits and counsels employers on issues stemming from AAP obligations and requirements.

Bari is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Bari is also a qualified EEO investigator.

Bari is President of the Board and Chair of the Human Resources Committee for Families First of Palm Beach County, as well as an active alumnus of Leadership Palm Beach County and a past co-chair of the Class Project Committee. During law school, Bari served as a Certified Legal Intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Representative Experience
  • Represented several companies in difficult OFCCP compliance reviews and brought them to closure with minimal violations and reporting requirements.
  • Successfully challenged OFCCP's jurisdiction on behalf of health care entities.
  • Resolved high exposure FLSA matter where client had no records for significantly less than estimated damages.
  • Prepared initial AAP for construction contractor; facilitated implementation of AAP requirements; and, represented and defended same contractor from desk audit through on-site review.
  • Regularly represents clients before the EEOC and state and local human rights commissions in multiple charges of age, disability, race, and gender discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation claims.
  • Represents employers in U.S. Department of Labor investigations and on-site audits.
  • Investigated complaints of harassment at a private membership club, a water management district and a law firm and recommended corrective action.  
  • Represented client in on-site AAP audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs audit (OFCCP)
  • Developed Handbook and multiple State Addendum for national client
  • Represented client in I-9 audit by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Per Florida Bar rules, information on litigation and other legal success has not been disclosed but is available upon request.
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law - Management
  • Nominated for the "Leadership Excellence Award" by Leadership Palm Beach County, February 2015
  • Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite" (2015, 2016, 2017)