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Barrie Gross

Founder, Barrie Gross Consulting

Barrie Gross is the founder of Barrie Gross Consulting, a human resources training and consulting firm dedicated to the ongoing management and development of human capital. She is a recognized expert in human resources after having spent 15 years as an employment attorney, including seven years as Vice President & Senior Corporate Counsel for an international Fortune 1000 financial services company that hired Barrie to create and lead the in-house employment law function. In that capacity, Barrie created and delivered management and development coursework throughout the organization as an integral part of her preventative litigation strategy.

Upon leaving in-house legal practice, Barrie turned to HR consulting and training in a non-legal capacity. She worked with Mercer HR Consulting on complex HR issues and became an adjunct university professor, teaching Introduction to Global Management and guest lecturing in the MBA Business Communications program. Barrie also worked with premier international e-learning companies to develop sophisticated management and employee training and development coursework. Barrie then founded her HR consulting and training firm to help others meet demands for more cost effective HR solutions that are sensitive to business needs, support ongoing workforce development, and follow sound risk management practices.

Barrie has a BA from the University of Vermont and a JD from the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where she was a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society. She was a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel for seven years and during the last four of those, served on the executive committee for ACC's Employment & Labor Law membership. She joined SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) in 2005. Barrie is the author of scores of articles about human capital management published by the New York Times, Washington Post, BusinessWeek Online, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Business Journal and other business journals and online business portals. Barrie also does public speaking on talent management strategies, management development and leadership.

Note: Barrie Gross's webinars do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as legal opinion. If you have a legal issue, you should consult your own attorney concerning your situation and facts. Nothing presented on this site or in Barrie Gross's webinars creates or is intended to create an attorney-client or confidential relationship between you and Barrie Gross. Barrie Gross's webinars are for general information only, which may or may not reflect the most current legal developments or be complete.


Recorded Webinars

Understanding At-Will Employment and Using That Knowledge to Manage Better

This webinar will improve your understanding of "at-will" employment, how it impacts you every day at work, and why it's so important for you to manage and supervise in a way that preserves it.

A Practical Look at Discipline and Termination

This webinar takes a practical look at discipline and termination as part of effective performance management.

Independent Contractors in Today's Economy: Proper Classification and the Risks of Misclassification

This webinar is focused on classification of independent contractors in an economic environment where misclassification is currently being viewed as a revenue source by government agencies that are struggling to meet budget challenges.