For nearly 40 years, Mr. Richardson‘s practice has involved helping employers to manage problems in their relationships with employees and job applicants. He has advised employers regarding both labor and employee relations related legal issues. Mr. Richardson has further advocated on behalf of employers in both labor and employment related litigation.
Mr. Richardson has both defended employers and brought claims on their behalf in lawsuits in both state and federal courts. The resolution of those claims has caused him to develop much experience in both mediations and jury trials. He also has represented employers in many investigations and administrative proceedings before both federal and state agencies that enforce labor and employment laws, such as the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor, NLRB, OSHA, OSHRC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and Illinois Human Rights Commission. Mr. Richardson has extensive experience both counseling and advocating on behalf of employers concerning issues relating to recruiting and hiring, employee misconduct, sexual harassment, wrongful or retaliatory discharge, wage and hour law, union organizing, unfair labor practices, labor contract negotiation and administration, layoffs and plant closings, workplace safety and health, unfair competition, restrictive covenants, employment related torts, and workplace privacy. Mr. Richardson has experience in several different industries including construction, medical and healthcare, retail, services, and transportation.
Mr. Richardson likes people, especially his spouse and children. He also supports community and civic organizations as a board member and volunteer for several prominent St. Louis charitable organizations including Rebuilding Together - St. Louis, Springboard to Learning and Young Audiences of St. Louis, and the Notre Dame Club of St. Louis. He also served as past President of The Midtown-Clayton Toastmasters.
Honors and Awards:
AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Member of the Year, Notre Dame Club of St. Louis, 2000
Publications / Papers:
"Employers Face New Family Military Leave Requirements.' Central Illinois Business Magazine. January 2009.
Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, 1979
University of Notre Dame, Master of Arts in Economics, 1977
University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in Economics with High Honors, 1975
District of Columbia Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals