Ms. Beth B. De Lima, MBA, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP

HRM Consulting, Inc.
2050 Gateway Place, Suite 100-177
San Jose, CA 95110
Web Site
Phone: 209.728.8905
Fax: 209.728.8970

Ms. De Lima provides expert testimony regarding the HR aspects of employment regulation compliance, litigation, and vocational rehabilitation, and has assisted corporate, non-profit, and governmental clients with HR policy development and implementation for over 14 years on a national, statewide and local level. Ms. De Lima is nationally certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR-CA) and was appointed to sit on the Employee Health, Safety, and Security Special Exprtise Panel. She is a Certified Mediator, U.C. 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.

She is qualified for plaintiff or defense expert work in employment litigation. Services include vocational, HR & labor market assessments for use in employment law, personal injury & divorce.

Services

Beth Brascugli De Lima, owner of HRM Consulting, has extensive experience in developing and implementing HR programs and policies that relate to federal and state employment legislation including:
- Expert Witness Testimony/Litigation Support
- Mediation/Conflict Management
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Expert)
- Fair Employment and Housing Act ( FEHA )
- Family Medical Leave Act ( FMLA )
- California Family Rights Act ( CFRA )
- Sexual Harassment
- Workers' Compensation
- Vocational and HR assessments for use in personal injury, divorce, and employment litigation

Ms. De Lima's insight can be instrumental in avoiding potential litigation or preparing responses and compiling evidence for existing cases. Her 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
- Conduct investigations and interviews
- Evaluate employee suitability for deposition
- Analyze evidence and presentation materials
- Formulate questions for depositions and investigations
- Identify case weaknesses and alternative strategies
- Consider full range of Human Resources requirements

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: SPHR-CA, Senior Professional in Human Resources with a California State Specific Certification, MBA, Certified Mediator, UC Berkeley Extension Program.

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM),Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, Active participant in the Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Amador County business networks.

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Significant experience, provide national training on personnel compliance issues for over 10 years, for not for profits, government, private industry, community colleges, professional organizations, national & state conferences. Please see CV and Professional Profile, web page hrm@hrmconsulting.com

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 29, Please see CV on web page, hrmconsulting.com, for most updated list.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Sexual Harassment, ADA, FMLA, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Consultant, Racial Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Worker's Compensation, Federal Social Security Disability, Railroad Retirement Disability

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 40%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 60%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Twelve

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Please review my most recent CV for dates.

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Sixteen, plus many times over a eight year period for the Federal Office of Hearing and Appeals as a Vocational Expert, apx. 5 times a year.

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 16

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: over 12 years

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, litigation support, investigations, deposition preparation (questions), expert testimony, documents to the court, file review, site inspections, testing, and ADA Accommodation Assessment.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact us for pricing.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact us for pricing.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact us for pricing.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact us for pricing.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please contact us for pricing.

References

Roberta Perkins, Esq.
Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld
1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200
Alameda, CA 94501-1091
510.337.1001
rperkinis@unioncounsel.net


John Elson, Esq.
17723 Northwood Place
Prunedale, CA 93907
(831) 663.6873
j_h_elson@yahoo.com



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