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Richard A. Millisor

Partner, Cleveland

Overview

Rich Millisor is a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office.  His practice focuses on representing employers and consumer reporting agencies in complex litigation, including claims asserted under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Title VII and other federal and state employment laws.  He has developed strong experience litigating collective and class actions asserted under the FLSA, the FCRA and other employment laws.

Rich also has extensive experience representing employers before administrative agencies in all areas of employment and labor law, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  He has also argued multiple cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rich also has an active traditional labor practice, where he represents employers in prosecuting arbitrations and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.  Additionally, he actively counsels and assists clients in achieving their business objectives while avoiding and resolving employment and labor disputes.

Rich frequently speaks before attorneys and management groups on topical labor and employment law matters.

Rich is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, since 2007. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and Ohio Super Lawyers since 2005.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Ohio Super Lawyers 

Professional Activities

Rich is a member of the State Bars of Ohio, Colorado, and New Mexico and the American Bar Association and is serving as a founding Master of the Labor and Employment Chapter of the Inns of Court. 

Community Activities

  • Past President of Board, and current Board Member, Great Trail Council (Boy Scouts of America)
  • Co-Founder of Jaguza Children's Ministries, a non-profit created to support orphanage in Kampala, Uganda
  • Board Member, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
  • Former Board Member, Akron General Partners, Akron General Health System

Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "The Fair Labor Standards Act:  White Collar Exemption Changes and Challenges for UEDA, OEDA and KIAWA Members"
    United Equipment Dealers Association, Ohio Equipment Distributors Association, and Kentucky/Indiana Automotive Wholesalers Association (Webinar)
    7.20.16
  • "The Fair Labor Standards Act:  White Collar Exemption Changes and Challenges for Auto Dealers"
    Ohio Automobile Dealers Association (Webinar)
    6.14.16
  • "Auto Dealers, Fair Labor Standards Act and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act:  Avoiding Traps and Maximizing Pay Options"
    Ohio Automobile Dealers Association (Webinar)
    2.24.16
  • "Adverse Employment Actions and Off-Duty Conduct"
    Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting (Boston, MA)
    10.18-21.15
  • "Exempt or Non-Exempt? That is the Question…Making Business Sense of Wage-Hour Laws and Litigation"
    Society for Human Resource Management (Akron, OH)
    9.2.15
  • "The 7(i) Exemption to Overtime"
    Ohio Auto Dealers Association Wage & Hour Seminar (Columbus, OH)
    2.26.15
  • "Wage & Hour Time Bombs for Dealerships and Navigating the Garnishment Minefield"
    Ohio Automobile Dealers Association Wage & Hour Seminar (Cincinnati, OH)
    12.9.14
  • "Wage & Hour Time Bombs for Dealerships and Navigating the Garnishment Minefield"
    Ohio Automobile Dealers Association Wage & Hour Seminar (Akron, OH)
    10.23.14
  • "Wage & Hour Time Bombs for Dealerships and Navigating the Garnishment Minefield"
    Ohio Automobile Dealers Association Wage & Hour Seminar (Columbus, OH)
    10.14.14
  • "Wage-Hour Collective Actions"
    50th Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar (Columbus, OH)
    10.4.13
  • "Auto Dealers, Fair Labor Standards Act and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act:  Avoiding Traps and Maximizing Pay Options"
    Ohio Automobile Dealers Association
    8.6.13
  • "Litigation Tactics in Complex Wage & Hour Cases:  A Perspective from the Defendants and Plaintiffs Bar"
    49th Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar (Columbus, OH)
    10.10-12.12

Education

Bar Admissions

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