Margaret R. (Molly) Ryan

Margaret R. Ryan Labor and Employment Jackson Lewis Law Firm
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Margaret (Molly) R. Ryan is of counsel in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a Minnesota State Bar Association-certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist. She enjoys practicing law because it allows her the opportunity to analyze and resolve complex and often unique legal issues while working with real people across all spectrums of the business world. 

Molly counsels and represents employers in all areas of employment law, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, EPA, FLSA, and other federal, state, and local employment laws, as well as employment related claims, contract issues, common law claims, and non-compete and non-solicitation issues. She litigates employment cases through trial and appeal in state and federal courts and in arbitration, and defends claims filed with various state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and state and local fair employment practices agencies. She also counsels management and human resource personnel on all aspects of personnel management, including employment policies, hiring and firing, employee discipline, requests for accommodation, discrimination and harassment, investigations, responses to employee complaints, reductions-in-force, wage and hour issues, FMLA and other leave issues, contract issues, and other employment issues. In addition, Molly writes employment related agreements and policies, including employment contracts, severance agreements, employment policies, and employment handbooks, and provides training to management, human resource personnel, and employees.

Outside the office, Molly enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, traveling the world, gardening and raising her chickens, and participating in various outdoor activities.

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