Tom counsels employers on workplace policy best practices and defends them in employment litigation covering issues ranging from discrimination and harassment to whistleblowing to wage and hour non-compliance. Companies rely on Tom to draft employee policies and employment-related agreements, such as non-disclosure and restrictive covenant agreements, and to handle litigation involving such agreements and related issues of employee disloyalty, employee raiding, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
In addition, Tom advises companies concerning hiring and terminations, conducts workplace trainings, and handles internal investigations. He also counsels companies on employment-related issues in merger and acquisition deals.
To keep his clients abreast of important workplace changes, Tom frequently authors client alerts, including ones on leave rights, overtime exemptions, and sexual harassment laws. He has also commented on important employment topics in varied publications, including the New York Times and Fortune.
In addition to his employment law work, Tom represents corporations in product liability and commercial litigation matters involving such areas as unfair competition, breach of business agreements, mortgage lending practices, franchise terminations, consumer fraud, intellectual property, civil RICO, and business torts.