Andria Ryan is a partner in the Atlanta office and she serves as the chair of the firm's Hospitality Industry Practice Group. She represents employers in virtually every area of employment and labor law.
Andria represents employees throughout the United States in defending employment discrimination and harassment cases as well as handling traditional labor matters such as unfair labor practices and union campaigns.
She spends much of her time counseling employers in day to day employment and labor decisions and educating employers about prevention and practical solutions to workplace problems.
She is a frequent speaker to industry groups and human resources professionals on such topics as avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques.
In 2007 she received the Chairman's Award from the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association for her development of the Employment Compliance Guide for Colorado Hospitality Employers. She has also been honored by the South Carolina Hospitality Association and the Washington Lodging Association for valuable contributions by an Allied member. Andria is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
How To Prevent, Handle Employee Theft
December 19, 2014
Employee Theft - Protecting More Than Property
December 15, 2014
What to Do About 'Ban the Box'
December 11, 2014
How To Avoid Lawsuits From Tipped Employees
August 10, 2014
Don't Let A Tattoo Or Haircut Become A Liability
June 11, 2014
Managing the Complex Web of Leave of Absence Laws
March 9, 2014
Dress Codes And Appearance Policies - A Practical And Legal Guide For The Dental Office
November 1, 2013
Creating a Look Can Cost You
October 1, 2013
To Be Actionable, Credit Reports Must Be Flawed
April 15, 2013
The Practical And Legal Issues Around Establishing An 'Appearance Code'
March 15, 2013
Beware: EEOC Focusing on Criminal Checks
March 10, 2013
Don't Underestimate Value Of Prompt, Thorough Investigation
January 1, 2013
Government Audits: How To Respond
March 7, 2012
Government Audits: Get Your House In Order
March 6, 2012
Government Audits: What Do They Want?
March 5, 2012
Prepare Now: Hospitality Industry Draws U.S. Labor Department's Focus
September 7, 2010
Keeping the Lawyers at Bay: Terminating Employees is Risky Business, and the Trick Is to Do It Without Litigating
October 1, 2007
Touchy Situation: Hire Right to Protect Your Business
May 1, 2007
Fake - A Cautionary Tale About Hiring Decisions
May 1, 2005
What Not to Wear: How to Fashion and Enforce Rules on Tattoos, Piercings, Dress, and Body Expression
June 10, 2015
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Unwinding the Owner-Management Relationship
February 1, 2015
The NLRB and It's Focus on Employer Policies
November 1, 2014
Current Employment Issues and Employment Manuals - Webinar
August 14, 2013
Legalese - Update on Employment Issues in the Hospitality Industry - Washington, D.C.
March 7, 2012
Good Human Resources Strategies in Troubled Times - Cheyenne, WY
February 26, 2012
Social Media in the Workplace - Colorado Springs, CO
October 24, 2011
Hot Employment Law Topics in the Hospitality Industry - Key Largo, FL
January 22, 2011
ALA Human Resource Management Conference for Legal Professionals, Las Vegas, NV, November 3-5, 2014
Quotes and Soundbites
How To Avoid A Legal Hangover After Your Holiday Party
December 12, 2014
Minimize Risk at Holiday Parties By Reminding Employees of Behavior Policies
December 8, 2014
Andria Lure Ryan in Digital Economics: Dress Codes And Appearance Policies
December 17, 2013
How To Oversee Practice Staff's Appearance - Legally
May 7, 2012
Proposed OT Regulations Will Hit Hospitality Industry Hard
September 1, 2015
Are Your Contractors Actually Employees? DOL Says Probably Yes
September 1, 2015
Conference Attracts Industry-Focused Lawyers And Hospitality Leaders
March 2, 2015
Understanding Ban the Box Laws
December 1, 2014
Tattoos, Haircuts, and Head Coverings
May 30, 2014
And By The Way, Are You A Criminal?
March 1, 2013
Can You Refuse To Hire A Felon?
March 1, 2012