FordHarrison Attorneys Presenting Seminar Series for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

Date   Mar 3, 2016

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Christine D. Hanley and Bari L. Goldstein, attorneys in the firm's West Palm Beach office, will present a series of four seminars for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. This series is intended to provide new and growing Palm Beach County businesses with a coverage template of most major local, state and federal employment laws that will impact those businesses, as well as a brief overview of the scope and impact of each of these laws.

The first seminar, "Starting Off on the Right Foot, Staying in Step Along the Way," will be Tuesday, March 8 from 8:30 – 10:00 AM at the Chamber Boardroom, 401 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. The other seminars will take place June 2 ("Paper, Paper Everywhere… Wait, Let's Stop and Think; A thoughtful examination of employee handbooks, policies, practices and more"), August 31 ("Counseling, Documentation and Performance Improvement Plans ‘The Pink Slip'") and November 1 ("What do Sutton's Law, the Pareto Principle and Ockham's Razor have to do with the Fair Labor Standards Act?"). 

Christine Hanley's practice focuses on regulatory issues affecting the employment relationship. She develops human resources policies, programs and training courses. Her legal expertise includes internal investigations, litigation, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations, administrative hearings, Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) compliance and affirmative action compliance and plan development. Christine is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Florida Bar and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). She is also recognized as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) designation by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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

About Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
The Chamber is a proactive organization that achieves results and meets community needs. The association has always been on the cutting edge of the community's critical concerns, working for new small business programs, representing business interests at all levels of government, promoting tourism and recruiting new business and industry to the area.