ADA, FMLA, FEHA, CFRA, Human Resources and Personnel Expert Witness
With a specialization in compliance with ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) / CA ADA - FEHA (Fair Employment Housing Act), the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) / CFRA (California Family Rights Act) requirements, as well as sexual harassment and other personnel hiring and termination issues. Beth Brascugli De Lima (formally Hirsch), MBA, SPHR-CA focuses on reducing potential liability by offering expert testimony, EEOC, EDD and Labor Board appearances, professional advice, policy and procedure development and implementation, and interactive training to businesses for profit, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, attorneys, and individuals seeking employment or career guidance.
Training programs are offered to develop in-house expertise or we are available to support or act as your human resource department handling specific responsibilities. HRM Consulting, Inc., provides comprehensive documentation management programs which include training on-site administrative HR assistants in implementing, calendaring and maintaining the process of the "Employee Life Cycle". Our services are available on a project, hourly, by phone, case-by-case, or retainer basis.
HRM Consulting provides an easy, outsourced solution to maintaining high standards in employment practices. We help you protect your business and employees from the risks associated with common mistakes in HR administration. We'll show you how to avoid costly litigation by maintaining compliance with state and federal employment regulations, and providing management training and support including:
Vocational Expert Witness
Sexual Harassment Training
Sexual Harassment Expert Witness
Employment Expert Witness
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) / Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) / California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
Labor Board, EEOC, & EDD Complaint Response / Appearance / Document Preparation / Support
Litigation Support Services
HRM Consulting, Inc. has extensive experience in developing the detailed documentation required by federal or state courts for cases involving: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA); Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); California Family Rights Act (CFRA); Retaliation; Sexual Harassment; Vocational and HR assessments for use in personal injury, divorce and employment litigation.
Ms. De Lima's litigation support services may be used to: evaluate the adequacy of personnel policies; identify and document employee physical suitability for work; establish presence or absence of an employee disability; determine "reasonable accommodation"; analyze disability management procedures and documentation.
Areas of Expertise
FMLA, FEHA, CFRA.
Beth B. De Lima, president, and principal of HRM Consulting, Inc. is nationally certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources with a state-specific certification in California (SPHR-CA) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and has been appointed to sit on the Employee Health, Safety, and Security Special Expertise Panel. Ms. De Lima is a certified mediator through the UC Berkeley Extension program and has been appointed to the Amador County Superior Court Mediation Panel. Ms. De Lima is an expert in the HR aspects of employment regulation compliance, litigation, and vocational rehabilitation.
Ms. De Lima has extensive experience in developing and implementing HR programs and policies that relate to federal and state employment legislation, including:
•Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
•Good Faith Interactive Meetings
•Undue Hardship Analysis
•ADA Accommodation Assessments /Analysis
•ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)
•Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
•Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
•California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
•Medical Leave Management
•Essential Functions Job Descriptions
•Human Resource Audits, On-boarding to Separation
•Workers' Compensation Medical Leave Management.
•Exempt / Non-exempt Classifications
With the unique advantage of being experienced in both vocational rehabilitation and human resource management, Ms. De Lima conducts vocational and HR assessments for use in job re-training, labor market assessments, employment litigation, personal injury, or Divorce. Ms. De Lima takes a holistic approach to HR matters and has worked frequently on both the employee and employer side of sensitive personnel disputes. Her in-depth knowledge of employment law compliance makes her well suited to work as a liaison between HR professionals and attorneys in the event of threatened or existing litigation. Ms. De Lima is a frequent speaker on HR topics, offering training on a full range of employment management topics through webinars as well as to clients on-site or in the beautiful setting of Murphys, California.
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1993 to Present
Amador and Calaveras County Superior Court Civil Mediation Panel
April 2008 to 2018
Various Government Agencies
Social Security Administration / Ticket to Work / Railroad Retirement Board 1993 to 2011
Crawford and Company Healthcare Management
Vocational Consultant II
First Nationwide Bank
Systems Analyst, January 1992 to August 1992 Sacramento, California
Ms. De Lima worked as an adjunct instructor teaching Business Essentials at Columbia College in Sonora, California, January 1, 2001 to June 30, 2001 and Modesto Junior College, April 2005 to November 2005. Ms. De Lima continues to conduct short course seminars and webinars and has developed cloud-based training programs for both national and CA state-specific ADA and FMLA compliance strategies.
Legal Experience & Services
Ms. De Lima's legal experience includes but is not limited to:
- Participation as an expert in mediated hearings and cases presided over by Administrative Law Judges
- Divorce cases where an “ability to work” determination is needed to evaluate a disability
- Assist plaintiff and defense attorneys in the application of industry-accepted HR guidelines
- Prevention of employment litigation through the development of appropriate personnel policies and manuals for clients
- Involvement in California Labor Commission actions regarding “wage orders”
- Depositions given in past 12 months
- Writing of expert reports used in litigation
- Court appearances for expert testimony
Ms. De Lima is a member (past or present) of the following organizations:
•Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Senior Professional Member
•Selected to serve on the International Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Special Expertise, Employment Health, Safety & Security panel, 2006 to 2010
•California Association of Rehabilitation & Reemployment Professionals (CARRP)
•National Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector (NARPPS)
•SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), March 2015
•Senior Professional in Human Resources with a state-specific certification in California (SPHR-CA), granted by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), June2010
•Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certification, granted by University of California, Berkeley, Extension Program, November2007
•Skill Path Seminars Certified National Trainer, Labor Law Compliance, FMLA, February 2005 to 2007
•Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), granted by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), September2002
•Professional in Human Resources (PHR), granted by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), June 1996
•Experienced as a vocational expert with the Office of Hearing and Appeals, Social Security Administration, certified as a Ticket to Work provider, to 2011
Seminars & Training
Ms. De Lima is a frequent public speaker on a range of HR topics. She continues to provide management training on a national basis.
- MBA, Organization Behavior & Human Resources, California State University, Sacramento, 1992
- Masters Work in Organizational Communication, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1989
- B.S., Family and Consumer Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1988