Ryan has successfully represented employers in all aspects of employment law in state and federal courts, and in proceedings before various administrative agencies, including the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH). Ryan has defended employers in class actions involving allegations of employee misclassification, meal and rest period violations, and off-the-clock claims. He also regularly represents employers against claims of retaliation, discrimination, and harassment under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Furthermore, Ryan has extensive experience representing and advising prime contractors and subcontractors of all tiers on federal and California prevailing wage and public works issues. As the California Labor Commissioner has expanded public works enforcement, Ryan has navigated numerous contractors through investigations including production of certified payroll records and payroll audits and in administrative actions brought by the California Labor Commissioner alleging failure to comply with prevailing wage requirements. He also provides preventive counseling to prime contractors and subcontractors to ensure compliance and to manage risk with respect to apprenticeship obligations, certified payroll record reporting requirements, and craft classification determinations. Ryan’s experience also includes litigating disputes in state court for purported prevailing wage violations.
Ryan routinely advises employers in all areas of employment law, including California and federal wage and hour matters, employee accommodations, employee benefits, alternative workweek elections, and avoiding discrimination and retaliation claims.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Ryan H. Crosner