Kerri S. Reisdorff

Shareholder Kansas City

Ms. Reisdorff concentrates her law practice in the labor and employment arena in the exclusive representation of management.  She advises and defends clients with regard to all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including compliance with non-discrimination statutes, the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, NLRA, and state and local employment statutes.  Ms. Reisdorff has assisted clients in proactively addressing issues involving the development of union-free operations, and the preparation of employee handbooks and procedure manuals.  Ms. Reisdorff represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and in federal and state court.

Ms. Reisdorff also devotes a significant amount of her practice to preventative training and counseling for supervisors and management for firm clients on a whole host of employment-law-related topics.  Ms. Reisdorff’s corporate clients come in all shapes, sizes, and industries, and she takes pleasure in working with each of these organizations to make their facility a rewarding place to work.  She is a sought-after speaker and moderator throughout the Midwest on labor and employment matters.

Ms. Reisdorff received her law degree from the University of Nebraska, with distinction, and was an Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review.

Ms. Reisdorff is extremely committed to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and has made civic and charitable service a priority.  She is a proud graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program (Class of 2008).  During her tenure in the program, she was elected to the Steering Committee by her fellow class members.  Following her program graduation, Ms. Reisdorff has served on the Centurions Alumni Board and in 2009 she co-founded the Centurions Alumni Association’s annual golf tournament which benefits a local Kansas City charity each year.  Ms. Reisdorff currently serves as a board member and committee chair for ImpactKC and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charity, effective January 1, 2015.  For the past two years she has also served as an ambassador for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s annual gala.

In the fall of 2009 Ms. Reisdorff was selected to participate in the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy, whose mission is to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the business community.  She continues to participate in this program through its alumni association.  For the past three years she has also served as a liaison for the United Way’s Small Business Annual Campaign.  In 2008 Ms. Reisdorff co-chaired “Revolution,” an event benefiting the Salvation Army and in 2007 and 2008 was a committee member for the Kansas City Free Health Clinic’s “Bloom” party.

In the 2012-2017 editions of Chambers USA, Ms. Reisdorff was named “Leader in Your Field.”  The world’s best lawyers (i.e., those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients – such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, and value for money) are identified and ranked by highly qualified researchers and Chambers editors. On the basis of this research, outstanding lawyers like Ms. Reisdorff are honored around the world.

In 2014, Kansas City Business Journal named Ms. Reisdorff a NextGen Leader.


Experience

Since graduating from law school, Ms. Reisdorff has devoted her legal practice to defending management in labor and employment matters.

Ms. Reisdorff is also extremely committed to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and has made civic and charitable service a priority.  She is a proud graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program (Class of 2008).  During her tenure in the program, she was elected to the Steering Committee by her fellow class members.  Following her program graduation, Ms. Reisdorff has served on the Centurions Alumni Board and in 2009 she co-founded the Centurions Alumni Association’s annual golf tournament which benefits a local Kansas City charity each year.  Ms. Reisdorff currently serves as a volunteer and committee chair for ImpactKC and is a committee member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City’s annual golf tournament.  For the past two years, she has also served as an ambassador for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s annual gala.

In the fall of 2009, Ms. Reisdorff was selected to participate in the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy, whose mission is to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the business community.  She continues to participate in this program through its alumni association.  For the past three years, she has also served as a liaison for the Untied Way’s Small Business Annual Campaign.  In 2008, Ms. Reisdorff co-chaired “Revolution,” an event benefiting the Salvation Army, and in 2007 and 2008, was a committee member for the Kansas City Free Health Clinic’s “Bloom” party.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Graduate, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program, Class of 2008
  • President, Board of Directors of the Alumni Section of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program
  • Graduate, FBI Citizen’s Academy Fall Class of 2009
  • Liaison, United Way Small Business Annual Campaign (2008, 2009, and 2010)
  • Member, Board of Directors, ImpactKC
  • Co-chair, Revolution 2009, a fundraising event benefiting the Salvation Army
  • Committee member, Bloom 2007 and 2008, a fundraising event benefiting the Kansas City Free Health Clinic
  • Appointed to Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charity-KC, Effective January 1, 2015

Speeches:

  • Mize Houser Finance Meeting - ''2018 Employment Law Update'' - Boca Raton - February 06, 2018
  • CSM Bakery Solutions - ''Overtime Exemption Regulation & Evaluation Training Webinar'' - January 16, 2018
  • Mize Houser Employment Practices Summit - ''Employment Law Update'' - Topeka - November 29, 2017
  • Mize Houser Employment Practices Summit - ''Employment Law Update'' - Overland Park - November 28, 2017
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Harassment on High: When the Perpetrator Holds the Power in the Workplace'' - Boca Raton - November 09, 2017
  • Association of CMHC's of Kansas - ''Managing Within the Law'' - Kansas City - September 21, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Leaves, Leaves, and More Leaves! Successfully Managing the Most Difficult Situations'' - San Diego - May 03, 2017
  • Missouri Electric Cooperatives 2017 MO HR Conference - ''Legal update'' - Jefferson City - April 11, 2017
  • Mize Houser 2017 Financial Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - San Diego - February 07, 2017
  • Heartland Green Industry Expo Education Conference - ''2016 Wage & Hour Update'' - Olathe - December 13, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Labor and Employment Counsel - ''The Bermuda Triangle of Employee Leave: Managing the Interplay of the FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation'' - Colorado Springs - September 2016
  • Hispanic Chamber - ''Employment Law 101'' - Kansas City - May 11, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Choose Your Own Adventure Under The ADA'' - Chicago - May 04, 2016
  • MSHHRA Spring Conference - ''Legal Update'' - Lake Ozark - April 21, 2016
  • Mize Houser 2016 Financial Conference - ''Managing Within The Law'' - Phoenix - February 04, 2016
  • Mize Houser 2015 Employer Compliance Workshop - ''Employment Law Update 2015'' - Overland Park and Topeka - November 18 - November 19, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Improve Your Standard Documents and Decrease Your Risk'' - Phoenix - November 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Pregnancy Discrimination Under the FMLA, ADA and EEOC'' - Kansas City - October 22, 2015
  • REC Accountants’ Association - ''Wage and Hour Update 2015'' - Jefferson City - October 20, 2015
  • Association of CMHCs and KAAPs of Kansas 2015 Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - Wichita - September 16, 2015
  • Missouri SHRM Conference - An Introduction to the FMLA - ''Developing and Implementing ADA and FMLA Policies and Procedures to Keep Compliant'' - Springfield - August 03, 2015
  • Nebraska SHRM Conference - ''Pregnancy Discrimination Under the FMLA, ADA and EEOC'' - Omaha - August 2015
  • Kansas SHRM Conference - ''ADA Accommodations'' - Wichita - September 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''FMLA, ADA or Both? An Advanced Discussion of Complex Leave Issues'' - Las Vegas - May 2014
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America - ''Management Training'' - Lawrence - May 2014
  • Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives' Annual Human Resource Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - Jefferson City - April 2014
  • Mize Houser National Client Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - Coronado Island - February 2014
  • Mize Houser National Employer Compliance Workshop - ''Employment Law Update'' - Topeka & Overland Park - November 2013
  • Mize Houser National Employer Compliance Workshop - ''Employment Law Update'' - Topeka & Overland Park - November 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Managing A Workforce 2014 - ''FMLA/ADA'' - Omaha - September 2013
  • McDonald's W.O.N. National Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - San Antonio - September 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins KC Roadshow - ''FMLA & ADA Update'' - Omaha - September 2013
  • FMLA and ADA Workshop - ''An In-Depth Overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act'' - Springfield - August 01, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins KC & STL Joint Seminar - ''FMLA Check-up'' - August 2013
  • 27th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute - ''Legal Issues to Consider in the Hiring Context'' - Overland Park - June 13, 2013
  • Greater Kansas City Society of Healthcare Attorneys - ''Hot Topics in Employment Law'' - Kansas City - June 2013
  • KCMBA Corporate Counsel Institute - ''Employment Law Issues in the Hiring Context'' - June 2013
  • The ADA Reasonable Accommodations and Medical Information - ''Workplace Strategies Seminar'' - New Orleans - May 01, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''ADA Update'' - New Orleans - May 2013
  • Mize Houser - McDonald's Owner/Operators - ''Affordable Care Act Workshop'' - Kansas City - April 01, 2013
  • Mize Houser Finance Conference - ''Health Care Reform'' - Ft. Myers - February 01, 2013
  • McDonald's W.O.N. Regional Meeting - ''Employment Law Update'' - Tampa - January 2013
  • WON Conferences - ''Labor and Employment Law Briefing'' - Dallas, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Tampa
  • Greater Kansas City Society of Healthcare Attorneys - ''EEOC Guidance on the Use of Criminal Convictions'' - Kansas City - May 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Stressed by Stress Claims: The ADA and FMLA Implications'' - Phoenix - May 2012
  • Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives' Annual Human Resources Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - Jefferson City - March 2012
  • Mize Houser National Client Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - San Diego - February 2012
  • Mize Houser Employer Compliance Workshop - ''Wage and Hour Update'' - Overland Park - November 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar sponsored by the State of Kansas Department of Administration, Office of Chief Counsel - ''Employment Law Update'' - Topeka - September 2011
  • National Franchise Consultants & Accountants Organization Annual Meeting - ''Anatomy of a DOL Audit'' - Broomfield - September 2011
  • Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives’ Annual Human Resources Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - Springfield - May 2011
  • Greater Kansas City Society of Healthcare Attorneys - ''Regulatory Update'' - Kansas City - April 2011
  • Mize Houser Employer Compliance Workshop - ''Wage and Hour Update'' - Topeka and Overland Park - November 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar sponsored by the State of Kansas Department of Administration, Office of Chief Counsel - ''How to Conduct an Internal Investigation and Employment Law Update'' - Topeka - October 2010
  • Missouri College & University Personnel Association Fall Conference - ''Employment Law Update'' - Lake of the Ozarks - October 2010
  • MOSERS Benefits University - ''Navigating Difficult FMLA and ADA Scenarios'' - Lake of the Ozarks - September 2010
  • Council on Education in Management - ''FMLA Update 2010'' - St. Louis - March 2010

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Media

Media Quotes

October 07, 2013 - SHRM.org - "Employee Fails to Show Adverse Employment Action or Hostile Environment"
2011 - BNA Books (contributing author) - "How to Take a Case Before the NLRB"

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