Janet Goldberg McEnery

McEnery, Janet Color LR
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  • jeg@macfar.com
  • 813.273.4307

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.
    State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A.
         Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

  • All Florida State Courts
    Supreme Courts of Illinois and Missouri
    U.S. District Court - Middle, Southern & Northern Districts of Florida
    U.S. Court of Appeals - 3rd, 7th & 11th Circuits


  • The Florida Bar
         Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law
         Labor & Employment Law Section
    American Bar Association
    Hillsborough County Bar Association
    Illinois Bar Association
    Missouri Bar Association

  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, Board Member since 2011
    Society for Human Resource Management
    HR Tampa
    Florida Public Employers Labor Relations Association
    Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Chair Quarterly HR Forum

  • Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine
    Martindale-Hubbell as a "Top Rated Lawyer" in Labor & Employment Law, October 2013
    Florida Super Lawyer - one of the top five percent of lawyers in the state (2007-2013)
    Florida Legal Elite (2010, 2013)
    Best Lawyers In America for Labor and Employment Law (2009-2013)
    Former Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, So. District of Illinois
    Former Trial Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, St. Louis, Missouri
    Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating

  • Board Certified, Labor & Employment

    Ms. McEnery represents a wide range of private, public and non-profit employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Following graduation from law school, Ms. McEnery was a law clerk to Judge James L. Foreman, formerly Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Thereafter, she served as a Field Attorney and Acting Supervisor for the National Labor Relations Board, St. Louis Region.

    Since 1980, Ms. McEnery represents businesses, hospitals, medical facilities and educational institutions in the defense of employment and labor relations matters. Her experience includes defending discrimination and wrongful discharge claims through jury trial; representing employers before the NLRB, the EEOC, and in Department of Labor and INS audits; advising employers on union-related issues; representing employers in arbitration and collective bargaining; handling affirmative action issues; developing drug-testing and other policies; advising employers about new legislation (such as WARN, ADA amendments, the Family and Medical Leave Act and GINA); and counseling and litigating confidentiality and non-compete agreements.

    Advocating education and a proactive approach to guard against labor and employment claims, Ms. McEnery has been a featured speaker at seminars given by numerous organizations, including the Florida Public Employers Labor Relations Association, the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, the Corporate Counsel Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Florida Association of Blood Banks, Printing Association of Florida, the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Business Law, HR Tampa, the Society for Human Resource Management, Stetson University, Lorman Education, Sterling Education Services, Inc. and the Brandon Chamber of Commerce.

    Ms. McEnery has authored or co-authored many works on a wide variety of topics, including violence in the workplace, employee background checks, strikes, age discrimination, negotiating attorneys’ fees in FLSA cases, wage and hour updates, and employment testing and privacy.