Ryan P. Hammond represents management in proceedings and unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in employment discrimination and wage and hour litigation, including class actions. He also represents clients in arbitration and mediation, and in collective bargaining negotiations.
Appearing in state and federal courts in Washington and before administrative agencies such as the NLRB, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, he routinely handles matters that arise under:
- The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Washington wage and hour laws
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Washington Law Against Discrimination
- The Washington Industrial Insurance Act
Additionally, Ryan represents and advises employers in noncompetition, nonsolicitation and trade secret matters. He also conducts management training on a variety of labor and employment law topics.
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, labor relations professionals and human resources professionals.
Most often, he works with clients in the following industries:
- Assisted living facilities
Ryan has practiced labor and employment law his entire career. Prior to joining Littler 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.