Andria Ryan

Andria Ryan

Fisher Phillips

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Fisher & Phillips Offers Comments On EEOC's Proposed Retaliation Guidance

Fisher & Phillips recently submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the agency’s proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation. The comments reflect an effort by the firm to ensure...more

2/26/2016 - EEOC Enforcement Guidance Public Comment Retaliation

Can You Judge A Book By Its Cover? Adopting And Enforcing Dress Codes And Appearance Policies

Many hospitality employers impose strict guidelines on employee appearance, dress, and grooming – and for legitimate reasons. These rules protect your public image, promote a productive work environment, comply with health...more

12/7/2015 - Appearance Policy Discrimination Dress Codes Hiring & Firing Hospitality Industry Selective Enforcement

Proposed OT Regulations Will Hit Hospitality Industry Hard

At long last, the anxiously awaited proposed changes to the regulations defining federal wage and hour law have been published by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The changes, if adopted, would impact the determination...more

9/8/2015 - Best Management Practices Comment Period DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Hospitality Industry Hotels Non-Exempt Employees Proposed Amendments Resorts & Restaurants Wage and Hour

Are Your Contractors Actually Employees? DOL Says Probably Yes

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued an Administrator's Interpretation aimed at addressing what it characterizes as the “problematic trend” of employers misclassifying workers as independent contractors...more

9/2/2015 - Administrative Interpretation Affordable Care Act Best Practices DOL Economic Realities Test Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues FLSA Hospitality Industry Hotels Independent Contractors Misclassification

Conference Attracts Industry-Focused Lawyers And Hospitality Leaders

Fisher & Phillips lawyers joined hundreds of industry executives, lawyers, and security experts in Houston for the 13th Annual Hospitality Lawyer Conference. The three day conference featured general sessions and workshops...more

3/2/2015 - Hospitality Industry Professional Conferences

Understanding "Ban the Box" Laws

“Ban the Box” is a national civil-rights movement backed by advocates for job applicants with criminal convictions. Proponents of these laws believe that expanding employment opportunities for individuals with criminal...more

12/4/2014 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Hospitality Industry Job Applicants

Hospitality Update, No. 1, March 2013: "And By The Way, Are You A Criminal?"

Getting the answers, without violating the new EEOC guidelines - According to some studies, over 90% of employers conduct criminal-background checks for some job applicants and over 70% of employers conduct background...more

3/7/2013 - Background Checks Credit History Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Sex Offender Registry

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