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Jean L. Seawright, CMC
President
140 N. Park Avenue
Suite 250
Winter Park FL 32789
USA
phone: 407-645-2433
fax: 407-645-3923
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As a highly professional & credible Expert, Consultant, & Speaker, Jean Seawright has provided trusted advice & HR Consultation to thousands of organizations nationwide. As president of Seawright & Associates, a Human Resource Management-Consulting Firm, Ms. Seawright is widely respected for her knowledge of state & federal employment regulations including, but not limited to FLSA, ADA, FMLA, Title VII, & others.

Since 1987, she has focused on engagements involving hiring, coaching, & terminating employees; regulatory compliance; charges of discrimination; performance management systems; internal investigations (including harassment); employee handbook development; compensation plan design; HR audits; hiring systems; job descriptions; & others.

Ms. Seawright is a frequent speaker at state & national trade associations & is the author of numerous articles & publications in the field of human resources, including the popular book, The Employment Genie®, an exclusive hiring, coaching, & termination system for businesses.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Negligent Hiring and Retention
  • Discrimination and EEO Compliance
  • HR Policies and Programs
  • FLSA and Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Harassment
  • Expert Witness Services for Employment Law Matters
  • ADA
  • FMLA
  • Hiring Procedures
  • Title VII
  • Employee Handbooks
Ms. Seawright is available for case analysis, case theory evaluation, expert witness reports, depositions, analysis of other expert testimony, and trial testimony.
Jean Seawright
Now you can own a complete human resource department ‘in a box!’ Worried about hiring, coaching, and terminating employees legally and effectively? As a business owner, you know that one bad hire or poorly executed termination can bring your business to its knees. Finally, there’s a solution! With The Employment Genie® system, you can hire smart, reduce turnover, limit liability, and implement consistent employment practices!
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James W. Potts, JD
3500 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 107
Pasadena CA 91107-3832
USA
phone: 626-396-1070
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James Potts Human Resources Expert PhotoJames W. Potts, JD, owner of Potts & Associates, has represented and assisted employers in a variety of areas involving Employer/ Employee Relations for over 35 years, at first as an employee and then as a business partner and owner.

Background - Mr. Potts earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles Law School. During his last year in law school, he began working for National Employers Counsel; an employer group that helps companies reduce their unemployment taxes. Mr. Potts rose to corporate senior vice president after he successfully introduced new programs to assist their clients in all aspects of human resources.

In 1999, after several other affiliations, and viewing the increasingly positive market opportunities and trends, Mr. Potts decided to form Potts & Associates and take his organization to a new level. Throughout his professional years he has also attained his Real Estate Brokers License, has facilitated lectures as a Master Teacher for the University of Phoenix for 13 years, and is a former Reserve Captain working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Potts is currently a certified mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a published author (Right to Counsel, July 2008).

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Litigation Support - James W. Potts offers expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He is experienced with cases involving the following issues:
  • Human Resources
  • Interview Process
  • Hiring, Termination Process
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Title VII
  • Discrimination Complaints
  • FEHA
  • Interactive Processes
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Workplace Retaliation
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Leaves of Absences
  • Worker's Compensation
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    James William Potts, JD
    At a time when arguing about the benefits of seeking out talent without regard to color and other ethnic issues has long gone out of fashion, it is easy to believe that all is well in the corporate world. The author seeks to assist managers and supervisors on how to manage minorities. This book helps them realize dealing with the task is not as difficult as they may think. For these managers and supervisors, giving careful consideration of the guidelines in the book will help them reduce potential lawsuits.
    James William Potts, JD
    In the late 1970s, a crime wave swept California. Several young girls were kidnapped, brutally raped, and murdered. Michael Dee Mattson, a drug addict with severe emotional problems, was convicted of these crimes and sentenced to be executed in California's gas chamber. James Potts, an aspiring young attorney still coming to terms with the rape of his own younger sister, is asked to find a way to get Mattson's conviction overturned.
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    Charles Trudrung Taylor
    Attorney
    5200 N. Palm Avenue, 4th Floor
    Fresno CA 93704
    USA
    phone: 559-228-6700
    fax: 559-228-6727
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    Charles Taylor is a partner at Lang, Richert & Patch specializing in federal civil litigation. He has represented clients in areas such as Civil Rights, Government Contracts and Leases, Insurance Coverage, and Business Litigation in various federal district courts around the United States, in adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy court, and before governmental administrative boards.

    Mr. Taylor specializes in all aspects of Employment Law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. He has represented local and national clients on various employment issues before the Labor Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Employment Development Department. In addition, he advises employers on preventing employment relations problems and on developing personnel policies and procedures.

    Illustrative Case:
  • Engaged by bakery to defend against civil complaint filed by Department of Justice for alleged violations of Clean Air Act with over $3 million in potential penalties. Successfully negotiated dismissal of the case without penalty
  • Engaged by local concessionaire on government owned property after improper termination of lease. Actions litigated in both federal district court and before Contract Board of Appeals. Prevailed on entitlement issues after an 8 day hearing
  • Successful settlement on quantum before trial for in excess of $1.3 million
  • Successfully defended on summary judgment large grocery store chain by four female employees claiming sexual harassment and gender discrimination
  • Successfully defended regional employer for alleged wrongful termination in violation of public policy, fraud, tortious bad faith, and intentional infliction of emotional distress
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    Jean Juchnowicz, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CBM, CPRW
    President
    8499 S. Tamiami Trl., #268
    Sarasota Florida 34238
    USA
    phone: 941-926-8888
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    Jean Juchnowicz, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CBM, CPRW, is the owner of Human Resources Simplified, a Florida human resources consulting, training, and facilitating company. She specializes in Employment, Benefits, Compensation, Employee Relations, Events, Education, Legal, Risk Management, and Employee Health, Safety and Security in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in the services industry.

    Ms. Juchnowicz received recognition as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute, by virtue of extensive experience and passing a comprehensive examination and was later granted lifetime certification. She was later awarded certification as a Certified Business Manager by the APBM. Most recently she was awarded SHRM certification as a Senior Certified Professional and PARWACC certification as a Certified Professional Resume Writer.

    Ms. Juchnowicz teaches university business courses online and on the ground as an adjunct for several colleges, both undergraduate and graduate levels. In October, she added author to her list of accomplishments. Training staff and leaders is something she has done alongside human resources executive work; she does this now as a trainer for Beacon Training Services.

    The Sarasota Manatee Human Resources Association named Jean “HR Professional of the Year”. Additionally, she was named “HR Professional of the Year” by the Charlotte County Society for Human Resource Management.

    Litigation Support - Jean Juchnowicz provides expert witness services in the realm of Employment Law, Harassment, Discrimination, and Discharge. Her experience allows her to connect legal firms of all sizes, from solo practitioners to American Law Magazine Top 100 firms, with expert witness solutions across every area of practice.

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    Beth De Lima
    2050 Gateway Place, Suite 100-177
    San Jose CA 95110
    USA
    phone: 209-728-8905
    fax: 209-728-8970
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    Beth De Lima, MBA, SPHR-CA. consults with Plaintiff and Defense attorneys in regard to human resource management, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), discrimination and related topics. Ms. De Lima is nationally certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources with a California specific certification (SPHR - CA) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was appointed to sit on the Employee Health, Safety, and Security Special Expertise Panel, 2006-2010. She is a certified mediator, U.C. Berkeley, Extension Program and had been appointed to the Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne County Superior Court Mediation Panels.

    Specifically, Ms. De Lima can assist you in preparing responses and compiling evidence for existing cases. Her litigation support services may be used to:
    • Formulate questions for depositions
    • Conduct investigations and interviews
    • Evaluate the adequacy of personnel policies
    • Analyze evidence and presentation materials
    • Identify case weaknesses and alternative strategies
    • Document employee physical suitability for work
    • Determine "reasonable accommodation"
    Please visit her website at www.hrmconsulting.com for more details. Ms. De Lima has offices in Murphys and San Jose California and are available at your convenience to discuss cases on a confidential and complimentary basis.

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    Dawn M. Adams, PHR
    W307 N6380 Shore Acres Rd.
    Hartland WI 53029
    USA
    phone: 414-659-4553
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    Dawn M. Adams, PHR, is a certified Professional in Human Resources, with 25+ years of experience in Human Resources, employment law, and Organization Development. She built her expertise in the professional services, manufacturing, health care, financial services, government, and construction industries. Dawn has held various leadership positions within organizations, including Vice President of Human Resources for a statewide, nonprofit healthcare organization and national HR manager for an international law firm.

    Ms. Adams built additional coaching and development expertise through the Center for Creative Leadership and Team Trek. In addition to her PHR certification, she earned several certifications through Lominger International. Ms. Adams was a member of SHRM and its national Employee Relations Expertise Panel. She is a former member and chair of MMSHRM’s Employment Practices Committee.

    Litigation Support - Dawn Adams provides expert witness services to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant in cases involving human resources, employment law compliance, management practices, employee termination, and recruitment. Ms. Adams is experienced with sexual harassment and discrimination cases, FMLA, employment laws, leave laws, policies and procedures, and the American With Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Human Resources
    • FMLA / Leave Laws
    • ADA
    • Employer Responsibility
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Employment Investigations
  • Employment Termination
  • Background Investigations
  • Due Diligence
  • Employee Relations
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
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    Malcolm S. Cohen, PhD
    President
    305 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ste 316
    Ann Arbor MI 48108
    USA
    phone: 734-846-0549
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    Malcolm S. Cohen, PhD, President of Employment Research Corporation, has over 30 years of experience in the field of Economics and Employment specializing in Labor Markets and Statistical Analysis.

    Dr. Cohen founded the firm in 1997, after retiring as the Director of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Michigan, which he directed for 13 years. With a PhD in Economics from the MIT in 1967, his research interests include labor market information, labor turnover, employment forecasting and labor shortages. He has directed several major studies to identify national shortage occupations and measure labor turnover using administrative records.

    Dr. Cohen's book, Labor Shortages as America Approaches the Twenty-first Century, was published by the University of Michigan Press. His most recent book, Global Skill Shortages, written with Professor Mahmood A. Zaidi, is published by Edward Elgar Publishing. He has had articles published in a large number of journals, including: Journal of Human Resources, Monthly Labor Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Statistics, Journal of Economic Theory, and The American Economic Review.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Cohen has either testified or been a consultant in over 1,000 audits or cases and has testified over 150 times. He has also served as an expert to the EEOC and U.S. Department of Labor in discrimination cases, and has directed many research projects sponsored by government agencies.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Economic Loss
    • Personal Injury
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Wrongful Death
    • Affirmative Action
    • EEOC
    • Compensation
    • FELA
    • FLSA
  • Labor Economics
  • Mitigation of Damages
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Earnings Analysis
  • Damage Analysis
  • Reduction in Force
  • RIF
  • OFCCP
  • Class Action
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    Malcom S. Cohen, PhD
    As the world entered the twenty-first century, global skill shortages in many occupations were evident throughout the world. While these were mitigated by a global recession, there is no generally agreed upon method for measuring these shortages. This book discusses various theories for measurement. Using data collected from 19 developed countries in North and Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific region, the authors explore various aspects of skilled labor shortages, develop a methodology of measuring shortages by occupation, and provide estimates of the likelihood of the occurrence of such shortages.
    Malcom S. Cohen, PhD
    Predicting labor shortages is of great importance for planning education and training of the nation's present and future labor force. Malcolm Cohen has developed an innovative approach to measuring labor shortages. Originally sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, his work is presented here, updated for 1994.
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    Dennis E. Coleman, JD, MPH
    1237 S. Victoria Ave., # 265
    Oxnard CA 93035
    USA
    phone: 661-313-6579
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    Dennis E. Coleman, JD, MPH, has over 40 years of experience in Hospital and Healthcare Management. In 1990, he formed his own hospital administration / healthcare management services consulting firm provide healthcare management services to various healthcare provider clients in a variety of areas, including strategic planning, business development, operations management, sales and marketing, policy & procedure development, and human resources management.

    Mr. Coleman's academic background includes a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles and a Masters in Public Health degree with a Hospital Administration major and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Litigation Support - As a hospital administration expert witness consultant, Mr. Coleman is an advocate for applying community standards which are relevant, based upon the time frame, subject matter and administrative practice(s) appropriate to each case. He has consulted and provided case review, expert witness services, and/or strategic litigation preparation services in more than 200 legal matters. He accepts cases on behalf of Plaintiffs or Defendants.

    Mr. Coleman is willing to serve as either a work product consultant or a designated expert based upon the particular strategic litigation needs of each case.

    Cases Include:
    • Medical Staff Credentialing & Clinical Privileging-ELAM
    • Hospital / Physician Relations-MEJIA Ostensible Agency Issues
    • Administrative Community Standards
    • Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules & Regulations
    • Provider-Based Physician Contracting Negotiations & Contract Administration
    • Administrative Policies & Procedures
    • Hospital Joint Commission Accreditation, Licensing & Regulatory Compliance Issues
    • Wrongful Termination / Constructive Discharge / Whistleblower Issues
    • Patient rights; Informed Consent
    • Patient Safety; Environment of Care
    • Governance; Corporate Negligence
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    Brian H. Kleiner, Ph.D., MBA
    Brian H. Kleiner
    Professor of Human Resource Management
    at a prestigious Cailfornia university
    551 Santa Barbara Avenue
    Fullerton CA 92835
    USA
    phone: 714-879-9705 or 714-595-1891
    fax: 714-879-5600
    Dr. Brian H. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company. He has had over 100 private and public consulting clients and has trained thousands of employees. Dr. Kleiner taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS-TV, has over 500 publications, and has given trial / arbitration testimony in over 70 cases, including one resulting in a $12.5 million plaintiffs verdict in 2014 concerning disability discrimination and wrongful termination. He has been profiled in Bender's California Labor and Employment Bulletin in 2007 as a result of his overall forensic expert successes and other achievements.

    Degrees Include:
    • B.S. in Business Administration, Drexel
    • MBA, UCLA
    • Ph.D. Management, UCLA