Richard L. Connors

  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. (894 Attorneys)
  • 7101 College Boulevard, Suite 1200, Overland Park, KS 66210
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Richard L. Connors is a Principal in the Overland Park and Kansas City offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He counsels, advises and represents management in a wide variety of employment and labor law matters.

Mr. Connors has experience with issues involving hiring employees, discipline and discharge, separation agreements, employment discrimination, harassment, immigration worksite enforcement, affirmative action, wage & hour matters, drug testing, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act, collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, National Labor Relations Act matters, union issues, strikes and picketing, and OSHA matters.

Mr. Connors strives to provide practical approaches and strategies to enable clients to reach their business goals, create or maintain their desired employee relations climate, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. He has represented employers before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, numerous State and Local Fair Employment Practice agencies, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Connors has also represented employers in collective bargaining negotiations, mediations and arbitration.

Mr. Connors is a frequent speaker, author and commentator on employment and labor law matters, and conducts numerous training session and employment law seminars.

Honors and Recognitions

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (2013-2014)

In the News

August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...

August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...

August 15, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...


February 6, 2017

Missouri Enacts Right to Work Law

Missouri has become 28th state to adopt a right-to-work law.Governor Eric Greitens campaigned on promises to sign “right-to-work” law if given the opportunity and the Missouri House of Representatives gave him that opportunity by passing Senate Bill 19 (SB 19) after hours of floor debates on February 2, 2017. Governor...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
913-982-5757  Phone
(913) 981-1019  Fax
University Attended:
University of Kansas, B.S., 1979; University of Kansas, M.S., with distinction, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1986, U.S. District Court, District of Missouri; 1986, Missouri; 1996, Kansas
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