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Overview

Janet Goldberg McEnery represents private, public and non-profit employers in labor, employment discrimination, minimum wage/overtime, employment contract, and whistleblower claims.

For over 25 years, Janet has represented businesses, hospitals, medical practices, restaurants, hotels, wagering facilities, manufacturers, financial institutions, government contractors, municipalities, landscape contractors, insurance companies, independent insurance agencies, and educational institutions in the defense of employment and labor relations matters.

Janet is a frequent lecturer and author on a wide variety of topics related to Labor & Employment Law. She also provides interactive training for firm clients on such topics as preventing harassment and discrimination claims and complying with wage and hour laws.

Representative Experience

  • Defends discrimination and wrongful discharge claims through jury trial.
  • Defends class actions.
  • Represents employers before the NLRB, the EEOC, and in Department of Labor and DHS and DOJ audits.
  • Advises employers on union-related issues.
  • Represents employers in arbitration and collective bargaining.
  • Handles affirmative action issues, drafts AAPs and represents employers in OFCCP reviews.
  • Develops drug-testing and other policies.
  • Advises employers about new legislation.
  • Prepares employee handbooks.
  • Counsels and litigates confidentiality and non-compete agreements.
  • Defends places of public accommodation against ADA Title III accessibility lawsuits.
  • Defends lending institutions against fair lending discrimination claims.
  • Counsels employers regarding reductions in force, severance issues and compliance with plant closing laws.
  • Successfully litigated one of the first W.A.R.N. Act cases, through an appeal to the Third Circuit.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, Board Member, 2011-present
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • HR Tampa
  • Florida Public Employers Labor Relations Association
  • Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Chair Quarterly HR Forum
  • Former Law Clerk, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, So. District of Illinois
  • Former Trial Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, St. Louis, Missouri

Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2009-2017
  • Tampa Bay Magazine, Tampa Bay's “Top Lawyers”
  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, 2010, 2013
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Publications & Presentations

Events: Why Managers Need to Know Employees' Legal Rights in the Workplace
University of South Florida, College of Business|November 2017

Events: Do Not Repeat the Same Wage and Hour Mistakes in 2017
HR Florida Conference & Expo|August 2017

Events: Is Your Website ADA Accessible?
HR Florida Conference & Expo|August 2017

Events: Promises Made in Severance Agreements: What Do They Mean, Why are They There, and Are They Legal?
EEOC Miami Technical Assistance Program Seminar|June 2017

Events: “The Ever-Changing Landscape of FLSA/Wage and Hour Issues” and “NLRB and Its Expanding Reach in the Workplace Horizon”
Sterling Education Services Seminar|February 2017

Publications: Florida Minimum Wage Increasing to $8.10 an Hour Effective January 1, 2017
October 2016

Events: Politics & Beyond: How (and if) Employers Should Limit Activism in the Workplace
HR Tampa|August 2016

Events: Staying Ahead of the Curve in Employment Law
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce|October 2015

Events: Wage and Hour: Issues and Strategies
The Florida Bar’s 38th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum|August 2014

Events: Anti-Retaliation Provisions
Society for Human Resource Management|June 2014

Publications: Avoiding Human Resources’ Troubles
Brandon Business|January 2014

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