Karen Carnicelli- Human Resources Professional

Posted 1 year ago

Karen Carnicelli
Eustis, FL

Knowledgeable, professional, and confidential Human Resources Professional with strengths in being proactive and customer service oriented. Strong technical, project management, and problem-solving skills with the ability to use a ‘hands-on’ approach as well as operate at a strategic level.
Labor Law Relations with Employees and Managers. Provide counsel, support and advice in the areas of employment law such as EEO, FLSA, ERISA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and other State and Federal laws that can impact the success of the company. Investigate and document employee complaints, employee counseling and relations, problem solving, and working closely with all managers to support the personnel needs.
Unemployment Compensation. Conducted all unemployment hearings; providing clear and precise documentation when appropriate.
Company Benefit Plans.
• Expert in 401(k) administration including employee enrollments, communications, discrimination testing and safe harbor plans, and 5500 reporting.
• Negotiated through insurance broker company group health plans, Section 125, short and long-term disability plans, COBRA administration and voluntary insurance products.
• Administered pension plans where applicable and according to federal, state and company guidelines..
Workers Compensation and Safety. Report and monitor all workers compensation claims between injured employee, workers comp carrier, medical provider, attorney and company. Complete and submit OSHA logs. Manage and participate in safety initiatives to reduce employee claims, keeping a very low experience mod for more than five consecutive years. Successful at employee quick returns in an effort to prevent fraudulent claims and reduce insurance renewal costs. Great results with maintaining a safe environment for employees while maintaining low experience modification rates.
Recruiting and Training/Succession Planning. Work closely with hiring managers in identifying personnel needs, delivering candidates to them through various avenues such as print, advertising on internet, recruiters, etc. Conducted all new hire orientations. Provided management training for various levels of management by developing material and presenting training first hand. Assisted managers in identifying employees who were promotable to another level and goal setting with employees to achieve results.
Administration and Communication. Assisted in authoring employee handbook and HR Policy and Procedure Manual. Communicated company policies to all managers, supervisors and employees during orientation and regularly to ensure compliance and consistency. Strong organizational and recall skills.


BURKE FLOORING, INC., A SUBSIDIARY Umatilla, FL 7/2014 – Present
Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager 4/2007 – 10/2013
Human Resources Generalist 10/2005 – 4/2007

PROIMAGE SOLUTIONS,INC. Longwood, FL 8/2005 – 10/2005
On-Site Staffing Manager for WinDoor Incorporated

THE PRACTICE INC. Orlando, FL 4/2004 – 8/2005
Employment Manager

REALTIME SERVICES INC. Winter Park, FL 4/2000 – 4/2004
Executive Assistant/Client Liaison

DUKE ENERGY Charlotte, NC 10/1991 – 6/1999
Administrative Specialist for Group HR


2017 Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ
Bachelors of Science Business Management, HR Focus

2007 Valencia Enterprise, Orlando, FL
Human Resources Certificate

1988 Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC
Major – Business Computer Programming

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