Attorney Ian M. Bryson represents workers in lawsuits arising under federal and state wage and hour laws. As part of his employment law practice, Mr. Bryson litigates a wide variety of complex employment issues on behalf of both individuals and large numbers of similarly situated workers in class and collective actions. He regularly represents clients in matters involving unpaid minimum wages, overtime rights, tip theft, employee misclassification, whistleblower complaints, retaliation, and discrimination.
Most recently, Mr. Bryson represented restaurant employees in a collective action filed in Federal Court to recover unpaid overtime compensation and minimum wages. The suit alleged that the defendant-restaurant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law by paying its servers a sub-minimum wage of $2.83 per hour plus tips but requiring that servers pay a portion of their tips to Expediters. According to the servers and bartenders, Expediters do not have sufficient and direct customer interaction to allow them to participate in the tip pool. Mr. Bryson obtained a six-figure settlement for his clients.
Mr. Bryson also represents clients in cases involving medical malpractice, workplace injuries, railroad accidents, unsafe drugs and devices, and other catastrophic injury matters.
He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law—Camden, where he was a Marshall-Brennan Fellow, the Associate Notes Editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, a competitor in the Hunter Moot Court Competition, and the recipient of several awards for Outstanding Oral Advocacy and Legal Writing.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bryson served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John E. Harrington, Presiding Civil Judge, New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Burlington County. Mr. Bryson also worked as a law clerk to the Chief Administrative Judge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during law school.
Mr. Bryson is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.