News | June 8, 2016

Employers Resource Association Announces Partnership With Federal Labor And Compliance Expert

Cincinnati, OH /PRNewswire/ - Employers Resource Association (ERA), an organization specializing in human resources and HR-legal compliance services through consulting, training and development, announced today a partnership withBarbara Barrett. Barrett is a compliance consultant focused on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA" or "Wage and Hour Law"), Davis Bacon and other construction related regulations.

Barrett's career spanned nearly 30 years at the United States Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division and culminated with her role as Senior Investigator. She led and conducted thousands of complex investigations related to the FLSA, FMLA, prevailing wage, Davis Bacon and related laws. Barrett was a mentor and trainer based in the DOL's Cincinnati Area Office and Dayton Field Station.

"Barbara's expertise provides ERA members an inside view of how the DOL approaches a variety of federal regulations and investigations," said Jennifer Graft, president and CEO of ERA. "ERA is proud to partner with Barbara and offer her experience with FMLA, FLSA and workers compensation to our member companies in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana."

Barrett is a frequent speaker and expert consultant to attorneys on handling FMLA and wage and hour matters. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business from San Diego State University. Barrett has received multiple awards from the Secretary of the Department of Labor, Governor John Kasich, the State of Ohio Wage and Hour Division and the Mayor of the City of Cincinnati.

About Employers Resource Association (ERA)
ERA's team of human resources experts and employment law attorneys work with a membership of more than 1,200 organizations in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. From traditional concerns – such as compensation, employee relations, recruiting, and training - to tougher challenges like FMLA issues, workplace harassment policies, and affirmative action audits, ERA helps companies of all sizes with offices in Cincinnati and Columbus. For more information, visit or call 888.237.9554.

SOURCE: Employers Resource Association (ERA)

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