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Thomas P. Gies

Thomas P. Gies

Thomas P. Gies is a founding member of Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Law Group. Tom has handled labor disputes at coal mines in Kentucky, chemical plants in Buffalo, textile mills in North Carolina, and at call centers in suburban Chicago and St. Louis. He has litigated employment law cases in courts throughout the country, including trying four cases to verdict. Tom has argued 18 appeals in various federal appeals courts. Tom has extensive experience in litigating class actions, collective actions and individual claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage/hour laws.

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SEC Ramps Up Dodd-Frank Enforcement by Scrutinizing Employer Confidentiality Restrictions and Financial Award Waivers

Posted in Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the SEC has sent information requests to several publicly-traded companies.  The letters demand production of the firms’ non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, severance and release agreements, and other related documents.  The requests allegedly also seek copies of any other documents that attempt to restrict the ability… Continue Reading