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Richard A. Russo

Cannabis Clean Up Tour with Peoria Chamber of Commerce

On February 11, 2020, Attorneys Rick Russo and Nicole Meyer will present on the amendment to the Illinois marijuana bill and its effect on employers, medical marijuana/reasonable accommodations, and how the legalization of marijuana may affect workers compensation matters for the Peoria Chamber of Commerce at the Hult Center for Healthy Living.

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Wage & Hour Laws – AAIM’s Employment Law Series 2020

On March 18, 2020, Attorneys Rick Russo and Jay Scholl will present on “Wage & Hour Laws.” Topics covered will include: What are the new federal minimum salary requirement? What is “compensable” work time, including for meal breaks? What are the minimum wage requirements and what are options for managing wage expenses? What wage deductions […]

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Safe Selection – Reducing Your Hiring Risk – AAIM’s Employment Law Series 2020

On November 18, 2020, Attorneys Rick Russo and Jay Scholl will present “Safe Selection: Reducing Your Hiring Risk.”  Topics covered will include: pre-hire testing and assessments; what you cannot and should not ask on job application forms; new restrictions on use of artificial intelligence in the interviewing process; online application processes, advertising openings; and conducting […]

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Please Check Your Guns at the Door: Employer Rights under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act

Rick Russo published “Please Check Your Guns at the Door: Employer Rights under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act” in InterBusiness Issues Magazines (September 2013). Click here to read the article »

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August 19, 2013

Rick Russo will present “Navigating Wage & Hour Laws in the 21st Century” at the 14th Annual Illinois Human Resource Conference in Oakbrook, Illinois, sponsored by the Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Contact Rick for more information or to register for the conference.

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Managing Absenteeism and Leave Issues

Rick Russo is presenting “Managing Absenteeism and Leave Issues” for the AAIM Employers’ Association. Topics will include the importance of clarifying attendance policies, time tracking procedures, legally protected leave (including leave under the FMLA and ADA), and identifying and reducing fraud and abuse related to absenteeism. Contact Rick for more information, or the AAIM Employers’ […]

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SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference

Rick Russo, David Lubben, and Derek Schryer are presenting at the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference. Topics will include wage and hour issues, healthcare reform updates, and best practices in employment terminations. Contact Rick, David, or Derek for more information, or the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter to register for the seminar.

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January 2012

David Lubben, Rick Russo, and Abby Clark successfully enforced a client’s non-competition agreement by obtaining a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against two former employees who had attempted to start a competing business.

Posted in: Abby J. Clark, David G. Lubben, Richard A. Russo
January 2012

Rick Russo was named a Rising Star in Employment & Labor Law by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.

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December 2011

Rick Russo obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company defending a declaratory judgment action.

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A Snowy Day and Exempt Employees’ Pay

Rick Russo published “A Snowy Day and Exempt Employees’ Pay” in InterBusiness Issues Magazines (December 2011). Click here to read the article »

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November 2011

Rick Russo was appointed by the Peoria City Council as a Commissioner on the City’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission.

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Annual Human Resources Conference

Rick Russo, Abby Clark, and Derek Schryer presented at the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference.

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He Said, She Said: Investigating and Handling Uncorroborated Allegations of Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment

Rick Russo published “He Said, She Said: Investigating and Handling Uncorroborated Allegations of Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment” in InterBusiness Issues Magazines (October 2011). Click here to read the article »

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He Said, She Said

Rick Russo gave a presentation entitled He Said, She Said — Investigating and Handling Uncorroborated Allegations of Sexual Harassment at the annual Illinois State SHRM Conference in Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois.

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August 2011

Rick Russo obtained summary judgment for an employer in a failure to accommodate case under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Rick successfully argued that the employer provided the plaintiff with a reasonable accommodation in providing her with a leave of absence.

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August 2011

Rick Russo was named to the Board of Directors for the Business PAC of Central Illinois.

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