warddamon

warddamon

warddamon

warddamon

warddamon
warddamon

Ward Damon

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 Clubs 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
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - "Lawyer of the Year" Employment Law – Management in WPB (2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Employment Law – Management (2019 - 2021)
  • Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyers 2020
  • Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite" (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • 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
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Corporate Board of Directors & Board Safety Committee Chairman
  • Alzheimer’s Community Care, Human Resources Standing Committee
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • Florida International University (B.A., 1994)
Ward Damon
Ward Damon

ward damon

eNewsletter sign-up

Site By Consult PR