Best Practices: Complying with Employment Law

Andria Ryan

With almost everything in life, there is fine print—and that fine print can bite you before you know it! Employment law is no different. Being the boss is not just fun and games, after all; there are laws you need to know and understand so that your business runs smoothly and stays compliant.

In this class, attorney Andria Ryan shares what you need to know about employment law so both you and your employees can focus on the same thing: your business!

Let’s say you find the perfect employee and hire him on the spot—do you know what paperwork you need to complete? What about wages? You’re a small business, so you might want to keep payroll on a budget, but do you know what minimum wage is and how to deal with overtime? Are you up to snuff on harassment, discrimination and immigration laws? Do you know how to handle medical issues, workers’ compensation and even performance management?

After this class, you’ll not only have your i’s dotted and your t’s crossed, you’ll also have the confidence to be a great boss!

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Andria Ryan Bio

Andria L. Ryan is a partner in the law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP which is one of the country’s oldest and largest firms devoted exclusively to representing employers in labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits and business immigration law.  Although Atlanta-based, Fisher & Phillips has almost 300 lawyers in 29 offices across the country.  Ms. Ryan joined the law firm in 1988.  Ms. Ryan received her bachelor's degree from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1985 and received her law degree from Catholic University in 1988.  In 2005, Ms. Ryan served as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Labor and Employment Law Section.  Ms. Ryan is an AV rated lawyer and chairs the firm’s Hospitality Practice Group.  She represents numerous employers throughout the United States in various phases of labor and employment law.