St. Charles, Illinois
ANTHONY J. CARUSO, JR. has practiced as a trial attorney since 1975. While associated with major Chicago law firms, he represented employers before the Illinois Industrial Commission, circuit and appellate courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. Mr. Caruso is noted for his aggressive advocacy on behalf of employers with regard to worker's compensation, occupational diseases and employer liability concerns.
Well versed in analyzing the effects of changing federal and state legislation on worker's compensation, Mr. Caruso is insightful at identifying needed reforms. This ability has led him to become active in worker's compensation reform committees.
A frequent guest lecturer and widely published author, Mr. Caruso has been a keynote speaker before claims associations, management groups and the insurance industry at regional and national levels. His articles have been published by the National Business Institute, Illinois Labor Law Specialists and the Illinois Self Insurers Association. Some key topics are: compensability of worker's compensation claims, evaluating medical and permanent disability, preventing worker's compensation fraud and the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee,
Honors: Hearing Officer, Student Disciplinary Board
- Central Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science
Major: Business Administration
- Classes/Seminars Taught:
- How Employers Should Investigate a Sex Harassment Complaint: Avoid Lawsuits!
- How to Effectively Protest a Claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- Avoid Pitfalls in Using Independent Contractor Installers
- How to Properly Fire an Employee: Do It Right and Avoid Lawsuits!
- How to Win IDES Audits on Independent Contractor Status
- KCBA Employment & Labor Law Seminar
- How Many New Family Leave Rights Are There Now, Anyway?, Helping Employers in a Tough Economy
- What Employers Should Have in a Strong Independent Contractor Agreement: What Companies Need to Protect Themselves
- How Employers Should Handle Workers' Compensation Claims by Independent Contractors: Sorting Out the Mess!
- Labor Law Update (including Mental Parity and Medical/Insurance Charges), Kane Du-Page Human Resources Association