In this episode, Wage Claims Are On The Rise, But Are They Covered?, Jeff Stewart is joined by partner Ryan Warden to discuss the recent explosion in wage and hour claims over the past few years. Jeff and Ryan cover common issues, including minimum wage violations, unpaid overtime claims and wage and hour class actions.

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Meet the Speakers

Host: Jeff Stewart, Counsel at White and Williams LLP

Jeff Stewart focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. He represents business, governmental and not-for-profit employers in all phases of labor and employment law matters.
Jeff defends employment actions related to workplace discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and whistleblower claims. Jeff’s clients appreciate his desire to get to know the unique aspects of their businesses and his ability to then apply the law to their particular circumstances. He counsels clients about non-compete agreements, sexual harassment investigations, FLSA compliance, unemployment compensation, and drafting employment policies and handbooks.
Jeff also tries cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. He handles unfair labor practice charges, unit clarification hearings, and grievance arbitration. He counsels employers in union avoidance and has helped his clients successfully defeat union representation elections. Jeff serves as lead negotiator during collective bargaining and advises his clients on all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing. In addition to his private-sector clients, Jeff represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.
Guest Speaker: Ryan Warden, Partner at White and Williams LLP

Ryan has extensive experience defending claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Ryan’s practice focuses on the defense of employers against wage and hour, wage payment, and prevailing wage claims, including those asserted in class and/or collective actions. His experience includes representing employers across a wide array of industries, ranging from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Ryan has represented employers in connection with countless compliance investigations by state and federal departments of labor. He offers clients his robust knowledge of wage laws and the agencies administering them, guiding his clients through the process. 
In addition to his litigation and government investigations practices, Ryan frequently works with clients on employment law issues and partners with clients in the development of compliant policies and procedures, including arbitration agreements.
Prior to joining White and Williams, Ryan was a shareholder with Ogletree Deakins.