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Ryan McCoy handles a full range of employment matters, from single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, class actions, and representative actions in federal and state courts in California. He represents a broad range of clients, from small businesses to national companies, in a variety of sectors including, manufacturing, bottling, retail, healthcare, education, transportation, and wholesale distribution.Mr. McCoy has an active arbitration practice and has defended multiple arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. McCoy has also represented employers in unemployment insurance eligibility claims before the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, administrative hearings before the Fair Employment and Housing Commission, and as hearings before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.Mr. McCoy has extensive experience representing local, regional, and national clients in class action wage and hour lawsuits and representative lawsuits brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Among other successes, Mr. McCoy’s efforts resulted in a California Courts of Appeal published decision in Thomas Rocha, et al. v. U-Haul Co. of California (2023) — Cal.App.5th —, 2023 WL 1462594 (holding arbitrator’s determination that employer did not violate California labor law precluded allegations of such violations from establishing employees’ standing under PAGA).Mr. McCoy partners with his clients to help them comply with the ever-changing California and federal employment laws on issues including wage and hour compliance, arbitration agreements and class action waivers, independent contractor classification, mass layoffs, Family Medical Leave, sick leave compliance, and harassment training. He also assists his clients in the preparation of employee handbooks and the development of employment policies and procedures for both small businesses and national corporations.
Mr. McCoy has significant experience conducting complex harassment investigations involving “C-Suite” executives as well as drafting employment agreements for “C-Suite” executives. In 2022, Mr. McCoy was named a “Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.