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Timothy J. Ryan

Grand Rapids

P 616-940-0240
F 616-285-7215


Timothy J. Ryan is a Principal in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced exclusively in the labor and employment area since 1987, when he was admitted to the Bar.

Mr. Ryan is a frequent speaker and writer on topics including union avoidance, hiring and firing, family and medical leave, wage and hour laws, and other issues related to labor and employment law for employers. Mr. Ryan represents employers facing legal challenges in the following areas:

  • Union-Management Relations
  • Unfair Labor Practice Charge Proceedings before the National Labor Relations board, and the Michigan Public Employee Relations Commission
  • Union Organizing Campaigns
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Arbitration
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Wage & Hour Matters
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination/Retaliation
  • Management Employment Training/Seminars

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Michigan State Bar Association

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

August 15, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

May 23, 2016
West Michigan Morning News

Timothy Ryan Comments on Overtime Regulations

May 23, 2016

Timothy Ryan comments on the new overtime regulations in on West Michigan’s Morning News. Subscription may be required to listen. Read More

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November 6, 2015

‘Fight for $15’ Walk-Outs and Protests Continue; Are You Prepared for November 10?

November 6, 2015

Continuing its three-year campaign, “Fight for $15” on November 4, 2015, announced plans for worker strikes and protests at fast food restaurants in 270 U.S. cities on November 10. The protests, timed to occur one year prior to the 2016 presidential election, is calculated to send a message to voters and candidates. Protests... Read More

September 28, 2015

Employer Ambushed by Labor Board’s New Election Rule

September 28, 2015

Much has been written about the National Labor Relations Board’s new “ambush” election rules. The rules are a one-two punch to employers: first, by substantially shortening the pre-election period; and, second, by imposing onerous information disclosure obligations. (For more on the rules, see our article, Preparing for... Read More