Richard Larson

Winning Work Teams, Inc.

Richard LarsonRick Larson’s career has touched on many aspects of the employment experience from both a legal and Human Resources perspective. In recognition of his expertise, Rick was recently designated an expert employment witness to testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C., regarding the recent EEOC Guidance on the impact of criminal histories upon Hispanic and black job seekers.

Rick Larson has been an attorney since 1978, when he began law practice in Las Vegas, NV, where he engaged in both civil and criminal litigation. Rick then was recruited by Universal Studios, Inc., in Los Angeles, CA, where he served as Director of Human Resources, and led both unionized and non-union workforces.

Rick moved to Orlando, FL, in 1988 in the role of Vice President Administration as a member of the senior management team charged with the responsibility to open and operate the Universal Orlando Resort. Rick was responsible for the development of the Human Resources and Employee Relations functions, among others. For 15 years, Rick directed the employment policies and best Human Resources employment practices at the world-class tourist destination.

Rick subsequently joined a major Florida law firm as senior labor and employment counsel where he represented clients in a variety of workplace issues. He currently resides in Central Florida where he practices law and has his own Human Resources consulting company, Winning Work Teams, Inc., supporting companies seeking to develop best Human Resources practices.

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