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Monica M. Ryden

Of Counsel
Phoenix

P 602-714-7072
F 602-714-7045
Monica.Ryden@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Monica Ryden is Of Counsel in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  She has over 12 years of experience in all phases of employment and commercial litigation in state and federal court, including the defense of discrimination, wage and hour and wrongful termination claims, the enforcement of non-competition and trade secret agreements, and business tort litigation.

Ms. Ryden has represented employers in mediations, arbitrations and before administrative agencies such as the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Division. She advises and trains managers and supervisors on preventive litigation practices, focusing on how to comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoid workplace disputes, and resolve employee relations problems, including workplace violence. While attending law school, Ms. Ryden was an extern with the EEOC Phoenix District Office. 

 

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • DRI, Employment and Labor Law Committee
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Law Section

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Board Member
  • Barrett, The Honors College, Former Alumni Board Member
  • Esperanca, Board Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Mentoring Program, Volunteer
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, Former Board Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Legal Writing Program, Volunteer

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August 1, 2016

New Laws Define Independent Contractor Status in Arizona

August 1, 2016

Effective on August 6, 2016, Arizona law on employment relationships will allow employers contracting with an independent contractor to prove the existence of such a relationship by having the independent contractor sign a declaration. Under the new law, the execution of a declaration creates a rebuttable presumption that an independent... Read More