Ryan A. Glasgow
Hunton & Williams LLP
Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
951 E. Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Ryan regularly represents employers in complex labor and employment litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. Though Ryan's labor and employment litigation experience is both broad and deep, he is particularly skilled in defending employers against wage and hour class and collective actions. Ryan has been involved in over twenty-five wage and hour class and collective actions, along with numerous other single plaintiff wage and hour cases. He has litigated wage and hour cases involving virtually every type of wage and hour claim, including off-the-clock work, donning and doffing, meal and rest periods, misclassification, and miscalculation of overtime. He has achieved success for his clients in many of these wage and hour matters, including on the merits, in defeating class certification, and/or in successfully challenging plaintiffs' damages expert/calculations.
Ryan's litigation experience also includes Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions, ERISA actions, single- and multi-plaintiff discrimination litigation, prosecution and defense of breach of contract and restrictive covenant litigation, and the representation of management in complex traditional labor matters before the NLRB and in arbitrations. On the latter score, Ryan recently represented one of the very first employers to undergo, and succeed in, a union representation election under the NLRB's new "quickie election" rules, and he has since helped numerous other clients achieve election victories under those rules.
In addition to his labor and employment docket, Ryan is also sought out by clients to handle non-labor and employment litigation. These engagements include his recent prosecution of litigation against the Virginia Department of Taxation resulting in a multimillion dollar judgment and a ruling that the tax at issue was unconstitutional under the U.S. and Virginia Constitutions.
Beyond litigation, Ryan also provides strategic labor and employment advice to clients on virtually every facet of the employer-employee relationship, including covenants not to compete, employment contracts, corporate restructurings, reductions in force, and outsourcing, WARN Act compliance, wage and hour issues, discrimination and harassment matters, and disability accommodation situations. Ryan also provides labor and employment advice in connection with dozens of corporate transactions each year.