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Chad P. Richter

Office Managing Principal

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Chad Richter is Office Managing Principal of the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Richter’s practice is divided into three areas: (1) preventive counseling and training; (2) traditional labor law; and (3) workplace litigation. With regard to Mr. Richter’s preventive practice, he routinely provides day-to-day advice and counseling to management on a variety of employment law matters including human resource management, traditional labor relations, employment discrimination, wage and hour, privacy, disability leave management, and reductions in force. Mr. Richter routinely assists management in workplace audits, preparing contracts and workplace policies, complex employment investigations and developing and presenting training curriculums on numerous employment and labor law topics. Mr. Richter has developed and facilitated hundreds of management training seminars educating all levels of management from front-line supervisors to the most senior executives and board members in organizations. Mr. Richter develops training that is highly interactive, engaging and educational. 

Mr. Richter also assists organizations during labor organizing campaigns, labor negotiations and routinely represents management in labor arbitration proceedings nationally. Provided litigation arises, Mr. Richter also defends management before federal and state administrative agencies and before federal and state courts throughout Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa.

Mr. Richter is a frequent speaker to local and national organizations on a variety of employment and labor related topics.  Most recently, Mr. Richter spoke at the annual convention for the Society of Human Resource Management in New Orleans and Washington DC in 2016 and 2017, the client forum for Equifax Workforce Solutions in Scottsdale in 2017 and the Montana Healthcare Association in Helena Montana in 2017. 

Honors and Recognitions

USA Chambers 2018 - Chad P. Richter
Best Lawyers Award Badge
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Professional Associations and Activities

  • AKSARBEN Foundation, AKSARBEN Floor Committee (2016-Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2010-Present)
  • Legislative Director, SHRM Nebraska State Council (2015-Present)
  • Board Member, Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) (2017-Present)
  • Vice-President, Community Stewardship Council (2015-Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Leadership Omaha (2014-2017)
  • Leadership Omaha – Graduate Class 34
  • Nebraska Restaurant Association
  • American Teleservices Association, Midwest Chapter Board of Directors (2010-2016)
  • Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Board Member (2010-2011)
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources Association of the Midlands
  • Society of Human Resource Management, Elected to serve on a National Expertise Panel (2011 and 2012)

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November 8, 2018

Chad Richter and Ross Gardner Comment on Access-to-Premises Rules under the NLRA

November 8, 2018

Chad Richter and Ross Gardner comment on when employers must permit union representatives and union-organizing employees on company property in "Educate Managers About Union Access-to-Premises Rules," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

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... Read More

May 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2018

May 30, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2018 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation... Read More

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January 8, 2019

Top Five Labor Law Developments for December 2018

January 8, 2019

A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially upheld the Obama-era standard the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted for determining whether two entities are joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Browning-Ferris Industries of Cal., Inc. v. NLRB, No. 16-1028 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 28, 2018). The case came before... Read More

December 14, 2018

Top Five Labor Law Developments for November 2018

December 14, 2018

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring has announced that revisions to the Board’s election rules are a “long-term” action item. This may indicate the revisions to the Obama-era election rules (in effect since April 2015) are less of a priority for the upcoming year than other Board initiatives. Ring also publicly... Read More

November 8, 2018

Top Five Labor Law Developments for October 2018

November 8, 2018

The deadline for submitting comments regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed rulemaking on the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act has been extended to December 13, 2018. Under the Board’s proposed rule, joint-employer status will be found only where two entities... Read More

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Workplace Law Under President-Elect Donald Trump: What to Expect

December 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

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Sour Note – Musicians Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, NLRB Tells Theater Company
August 2, 2016

A Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a group of musicians were statutory employees under the National Labor Relations Act and, therefore, entitled to vote in an NLRB-conducted union representation election. In the Matter of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, Inc. Read More

Terminations Lawful for Statement Not Impugned by Discharged Employees’ Accompanying Protected Communication
January 28, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice has concluded an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act for terminating two workers for a statement about their pay and other working conditions in a survey posted online to third parties.  Varsity Brands, Inc., Case 15-CA-110683 (12-23-13).  It recommended the fir Read More