Ryan R. Jones

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Ryan Jones is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Labor & Employment Group who helps employers avoid litigation and resolve employment-related disputes.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Ryan was a law clerk for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office – UW Division where he gained experience in employment law in the area of higher education, with a focus on Title II of the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the WA Publics Records Act, and FMLA. He also worked for Northwest Workplace Law and served as a legal intern for the Unemployment Law Project.

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No Peace for Piece-Rate Pay in Washington Agriculture

In yet another blow to agricultural employers, grab your stopwatches. In Carranza v. Dovex Fruit Co., the Washington Supreme Court has just held that agricultural employers are required to compensate piece-rate workers on a separate hourly basis for time spent performing tasks outside the specific scope of the piece-rate work. In a narrow 5-4 majority, … Continue Reading

Washington Legislature Enacts Multiple Anti-Employer Statutes

No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session. · Judge Gideon J. Tucker In the recently concluded session, Washington legislators enacted numerous laws that will adversely affect employers of all sizes across the State. With so many changes, it is key that employers stay up to date and understand … Continue Reading