43 years executive management experience
43 years supervisory and managerial experience
43 years administrative experience
43 years experience as a keynote speaker
Published Author of four books
Very strong work ethic
Master Teacher/ University Level
Captain, L. A. County Sheriff’s Dept. (Reserve) (Retired) (P.O.S.T Certified Terrorist Investigator)
California Licensed Real Estate Broker
Selected-Uniform Reserve of the Year (Altadena-1999)
Holder-Juris Doctorate Degree (1981)
Holder-B.A. Degree (History-1977)
Lorman Education Services Seminar Speaker
Certified Mediator-L.A. County Bar Association (Resolving workplace disputes)
Past President/ Founding Member, Corporate Advisory Committee
to the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations
Past President, California Association of Unemployment Tax Organizations
Doctorate-Juris Doctorate, University of West Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts-Cal State Los Angeles
Faculty Certification Training, University of Phoenix
Graduate-L.A. County Sheriff’s Academy
P.O.S.T. Certified Terrorist Investigator Training
Proskauer Rose LLP Employment Law Seminars
Morrison and Foerster Employment Law Seminars
Personnel Law Seminar Series
Sexual Harassment Seminars
Substance Abuse Seminars
Unemployment Insurance Seminars
Lorman Education Seminars
Los Angeles County Bar Association-Mediation
National Employers Counsel (March 1980-Jan 1992)
JWP Consulting Group (1992-2002)
Potts, Armstrong and Associates ( Nov 1994-Sept 1999)
Potts & Associates (Sept 1999- to the present)
Over the past 43 years I have represented and assisted over 1,000 employers from “Mom and Pop” shops to companies with over 30,000 employees. Such companies have included but are not limited to ITT, Litton Industries, Star Kist, Avon, Farmers Insurance, Avery International, Upjohn Healthcare, National Medical Enterprises, Bargain Wholesale (99cents only stores), Dunn Edwards Paint Stores, Starving Students, and Miller Brewing Company. Industries have included but are not limited to Manufacturing, Banking Institutions, Insurance Companies, Hotels, Car Rental Agencies, Staffing Companies, Law Firms, Doctors, Vets, Dentist, Airlines, Movie Studios, Automobile Dealerships, Lending Institutions, Real Estate Management Companies, Retail Stores, Vocational Schools and Fast Food Chains.
State and Federal Agencies
California Employment Development Department (& similar state unemployment agencies nationally)
California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (& similar state agencies nationally)
California Department of Fair Employment & Housing
California Workers Compensation Appeals Board
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Locally & nationally)
Unemployment Cost Control (including but not limited to claims processing, appeal processing, hearing representation and Board Appeals).
Compliance (Immigration and Naturalization I-9’s, Wage & Hour, FMLA, ADA, State & Federal postings, Workers Compensation, Illness and Injury Prevention Programs, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ADEA, , Civil Rights Act of 1991, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Fair Employment & Housing Act)
Human Resources Assistance (hiring & firing policies, practices & procedures, establish, review, and maintain personnel files, develop and review personnel forms, review, develop and maintain job descriptions, review and development employee handbooks, review and development personnel policies, practices and procedures, progressive discipline, personnel related issues, investigations regarding harassment (all forms), consulting regarding workplace issues, conflict resolution between employees and or staff members, and employee grievances.
Alternative Dispute Resolution-Representing clients before Mediators to resolve workplace disputes.
Mediator-Acting as a neutral Mediator to help companies resolve workplace disputes.
The Supervisor’s Job: An overview, Becoming a Leader, Motivation, Communication, Problem Solving, Interviewing & Hiring, Delegating & Monitoring, Handling Conflict, Evaluating, Managing Time, Evaluating Performance, Managing Time, Managing Meetings, Team Building, Performance Management & Discipline, Legal Considerations (Including Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, The Fair Employment & Housing Act) Diversity in the Workplace, Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Workplace (Active Shooter Training).
Sexual Harassment, Diversity in the Workplace, Discrimination, and Violence in the Workplace (Active Shooter Training).
University of Phoenix-Classes taught-Graduate and Undergraduate
Contemporary Business Law I and II
Legal Environment of Business
Foundations of Criminal Justice
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility
The Legal Aspects of Supervision
Ethics-Legal Issues in Human Services
United States Constitutional Law
I have been an expert witness over the past 20 years. The standard issues have included, but not limited to, sexual harassment, harassment in violation of Title VII, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, negligent hiring, negligent retention, negligent supervisor, and sexual orientation (A University’s obligation to divulge the identity of a transgender student to the other students).