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November, 2011:

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The law firm of Schwarzberg & Associates is proud to announce that Carrie Cherveny has become a Partner in the Firm.

Carrie is the consummate Employment Law attorney. She represents employers and counsels management, focusing her practice in the areas of employment law compliance, employment law litigation defense, and defending administrative actions in both state and federal venues. She has represented both public and private sector employers in litigation under, among other causes of action, Title VII, the ADA, EPA, PDA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, Florida Civil Rights Act, and the Florida Whistleblowers' Act. Carrie has also responded to charges of discrimination filed with federal, state and local administrative agencies. She counsels employers in problem prevention, employee discipline and termination, and employment discrimination and harassment. Carrie also conducts management and employee training and employment law seminars as well. For over ten years, before becoming an attorney, Carrie gained invaluable experience as an HR Professional. She has proven herself to be indispensable to her clients, who value her wide array of employment law-related knowledge and services.

"Carrie has devoted herself to the practice of law with the utmost dedication, and professionalism," noted Steven L. Schwarzberg, Managing Partner. "Carrie combines a unique blend of hands-on experience as a former HR professional, extensive knowledge of all aspects of employment law compliance and defense and an unsurpassed dedication to our clients and her profession--surpassed only by her high character. Carrie has the highest integrity and she works tirelessly to help our clients meet their goals strategically and efficiently."

Carrie remarked, "I have dedicated my career and my volunteer community work to assisting employers and human resources professionals to establish best practices in the employee relations field. I've been proud to work closely with such prestigious organizations such as SHRM, the Florida State Council for Human Resources, and local SHRM Chapters to assist human resources professionals with their advancement in the field. Employee relations can be the determining factor in an organization's success; it is my goal to assist employers in developing positive and productive employee relations while helping them navigate a safe course through the myriad of legal landmines that appear, sometimes daily." She added, "[w]orking at Schwarzberg & Associates has been instrumental in my ability to provide responsive, efficient, and practical advice to my clients. It's refreshing and rewarding to work for a firm that recognizes both the legal and practical aspects of being an employment law attorney. I am fortunate to be part of such an incredible team of legal talent."

During her prior career as a human resources professional, she specialized in start-up organizations and companies in transition. Carrie has extensive experience in policy development and management and employee training. Carrie's areas of experience include:
  1. Employment Litigation
  2. Litigation Prevention and Defense
  3. Employee Relations
  4. Human Resources Policy and Process Development
  5. Compliance and Corporate Training
Carrie's publications and presentations are recognized nationally and throughout Florida for being informative, up-to-date, and invaluable to employers, corporate executives, attorneys, and HR professionals, among others. Carrie has been interviewed by nationally recognized publications produced by the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) and the organization of Business and Legal Resources (BLR). Carrie was also interviewed by the publications for Law Office Administrators and Medical Office Administrators.

Carrie is a frequent speaker at the State of Florida annual conference held in Orlando Florida along with local Society for Human Resources Management chapters and organizations. She has been interviewed by the Stuart News and West Palm Beach market TV stations such as WPTV Channel 25. Carrie recently received the honor of being named as a runner up for the 2011 Palm Beach County HR Professional of the Year Award. Carrie previously served as the Social Chair for the 2009 Florida State Human Resources Conference and served as the State Legislative Affairs Director for the Florida State Human Resources Council. Carrie was also named as one of the Florida Rising Stars 2011 for Employment Litigation Defense.

Carrie is originally from New York and moved to Jensen Beach Florida where she attended Stuart Middle School and Martin County High school. Carrie earned degrees at the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and Stetson College of Law. Carrie has strong roots in our local community and is dedicated to assisting local businesses grow their organizations and achieve success.

Please join in congratulating Carrie and the Firm on this great milestone. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you.
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