Ryan S. Carlson focuses his practice on the representation of management in employment litigation matters under state and federal law, with an emphasis in defending claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, whistle-blowing, and litigation involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Ryan’s litigation experience also extends to trial, having assisted with defending an employer in a wrongful termination action throughout a trial lasting several weeks. Ryan also handles traditional labor matters, including grievance arbitrations, union avoidance, counseling and the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. He represents clients in federal and state courts and administrative proceedings including the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Department of Labor, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. In addition to his litigation practice, Ryan conducts internal investigations and counsels employers regularly regarding compliance issues and litigation avoidance, as well as the preparation of handbooks, arbitration agreements, separation agreements and policy drafting.