As a litigator, Tom has been involved in handling over 100 cases in both state and federal court. In addition to handling single plaintiff cases, Tom has been involved in a number of class action lawsuits alleging race discrimination (hiring and promotions) and sex discrimination (management training program and promotions). He also assisted in the defense of a national collective/class action alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Employee Retirement Income Security Act for a large poultry processing company.
Preventive maintenance is also an element of Tom’s practice. He participated as a team member in a nationwide review of the exempt/nonexempt status of employees of a large national telecommunications company. This project included interviewing supervisors/managers about the duties of the employees they supervised and then recommending exempt/nonexempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the state laws of numerous states.
Tom has also incorporated supervisor/management training into his core practice. He has developed and delivered mock trials for clients and their supervisors in an attempt to demonstrate for them the reality of employment litigation and jury trials. Tom has collaborated with clients in developing “game shows” premised on labor and employment topics in an attempt to find fresh and innovative ways to deliver management training to supervisors and managers.