Ward Damon

Bari L. Goldstein

Profile

Bari focuses her practice on 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. Her work includes:

  • advising employers on personnel issues, wage and hour matters, and employee relations;
  • conducting internal investigations;
  • drafting handbooks, contracts, job descriptions, and employment forms;
  • drafting responses and appearing at mediations, on-site audits and investigations by governmental agencies (e.g., OFCCP, DOL, OSHA, ICE and EEOC) involving complaints of discrimination, I-9 compliance, OSHA complaints, unemployment claims and wage and hour issues;
  • representing federal contractors during OFCCP audits and counseling clients 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) and as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is also a qualified EEO investigator.

Bari supports and volunteers for a number of local civic and charitable organizations including Families First of Palm Beach County, Leadership Palm Beach County, and Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County. She grew up in Miami and moved to Palm Beach County in 2002, where she currently resides with her son, Jake.

  • Labor and Employment Law
    • Provides proactive and preventative compliance advice and counseling on employment practices, policies and procedures.
    • Specializes on regulatory issues affecting all aspects of the employment relationship.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
  • Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Qualified EEO investigator
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law – Management (2019)
  • Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite" (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nominated for the "Leadership Excellence Award" by Leadership Palm Beach County, February 2015
  • In the News - "October 19, 2018 - "4 Steps to Comply with the FMLA’s Key-Employee Exception," SHRM Online
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Palm Beach County Chapter
  • Families First of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors & Chair of Human Resources Committee
  • Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2010 & Civic Engagement Committee
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • Florida International University (B.A., 1994)
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Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
    • Provides proactive and preventative compliance advice and counseling on employment practices, policies and procedures.
    • Specializes on regulatory issues affecting all aspects of the employment relationship.

Certifications

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
  • Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Qualified EEO investigator

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law – Management (2019)
  • Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite" (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nominated for the "Leadership Excellence Award" by Leadership Palm Beach County, February 2015
  • In the News - "October 19, 2018 - "4 Steps to Comply with the FMLA’s Key-Employee Exception," SHRM Online

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Palm Beach County Chapter
  • Families First of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors & Chair of Human Resources Committee
  • Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2010 & Civic Engagement Committee

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • Florida International University (B.A., 1994)
Ward Damon