Ryan P. Hammond defends management in employment-related disputes involving wage and hour issues, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge in the following forums:
- Labor arbitration
- Administrative proceedings
Appearing in state and federal courts in Washington and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Washington Human Rights Commission and the Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, he handles matters that arise under:
- Title VII
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
- The National Labor Relations Act
- The Washington Law Against Discrimination
- Washington wage and hour laws
- The Washington Industrial Insurance Act
Ryan also has expertise in Washington Workers’ Compensation issues, including benefits claims disputes. Additionally, Ryan represents and advises employers in non-competition, non-solicitation and trade secret matters. He also conducts management training aimed at preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace, performs workplace investigations, and provides compliance counseling.
Ryan developed an interest in labor and employment law while working for an employer that experienced a Teamsters Union strike in 1997. He now frequently speaks on employment law topics to lawyers and human resources professionals.
Most often, he works with clients in the following industries:
- Car rental agencies
- Assisted living facilities
- Courier services
Ryan has practiced labor and employment law his entire career. Prior to joining Littler Mendelson in 2005, he worked as an associate at a management-side labor and employment law firm advising and representing clients in labor and employment matters.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Defense Research Institute