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Tom is an Associate in Hinckley Allen’s Litigation group, where he focuses his practice on Labor & Employment. Tom has experience representing clients in a wide variety of employment matters, including discrimination, whistleblower and retaliation, wage and hour/prevailing wage, trade secret and restrictive covenant, dual employer and independent contractor, governmental/regulatory investigations, and employee benefits issues.  Tom was also a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gilbert V. Indeglia of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Prior to entering law school, Tom gained experience in the human resources department of the global energy management company, Schneider Electric, as well as the pharmacy and health care company CVS Health.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Associate (2017-Present)
  • Pierce Atwood, LLP
    • Associate (2015-2017)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court, Associate Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia
    • Law Clerk (2014-2015)
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Judge Bruce M. Selya
    • Judicial Extern (2013-2014)
  • Rhode Island Superior Court, Justice Brian P. Stern
    • Judicial Intern (2012)

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rhode Island, Rising Stars (2018-2019)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Roger Williams University Law Alumni Association, Director (2016-Present)
  • Save The Bay, Member
  • North Providence Land Trust, Alternate Trustee, Secretary (2011-2014)

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island

News & Insight

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Enforcement Will Not Go by the Wayside During the Pandemic

June 22, 2020

While making sure to adhere to each state’s required tasks for reopening, employers must not forget to comply with discrimination laws and OSHA and EEOC guidance. Recent guidance and court decisions make clear that OSHA, the EEOC, and other enforcement a…

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U.S Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on Discrimination in the Workplace for LGBTQ Workers

June 16, 2020

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia holding that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits firing an employee simply because the individual is gay or transgender.The 6-…

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Reopening Massachusetts — A Four-Phased Approach

May 22, 2020

On May 18, 2020, Governor Baker released a Reopening Massachusetts Report along with an executive order implementing a four-phased reopening plan.Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks and could last longer before moving to the next phase. Additiona…

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CDC Adds Six New Symptoms to its COVID-19 List

April 28, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added six new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19 yesterday.  Employers need to be aware of these new symptoms and update their policies, procedures, and employee information (e.g. ha…

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Preparing for Returns to Work and Workplace Reopenings: Considerations for Employers

April 27, 2020

On April 16, 2020, President Trump announced the “Opening Up America Again” plan, the three-phased plan for state and local authorities to follow when reopening their economies. The plan provides guidelines. It is not an order so state governors retain…

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CDC Publishes New Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers

April 9, 2020

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) published interim guidance on safety practices for critical infrastructure workers who may have been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The CDC advised that criti…

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Overview of the DOL Guidance and Regulations on the FFCRA

April 6, 2020

The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“Department”) published a Q&A document on the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Through its guidance documents, the Department is providing compliance assistance t…

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What You Need to Know About the CARES Act Employee Benefits-related Provisions

March 30, 2020

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) as part of a $2 trillion stimulus package. The CARES Act extends unemployment benefits to individuals who are unemployed, parti…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCRA) DOL Guidance Issued

March 26, 2020

Yesterday the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“Department”) announced its first round of published guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) which takes effect April 1, 2020. The guidance includ…

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President Trump Signs “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201)

March 19, 2020

On March 25, 2020 the DOL's Wage and Hour Division issued it's first round of guidance.On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which passed by a majority of votes in both houses of Co…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employment Updates by State

March 18, 2020

The majority of states and the federal government have declared a state of emergency in light of the growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19.Employers continue to have a key role in helping to stop the spread. Employers are encouraged to check in on t…

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Rhode Island Noncompete Legislation

August 1, 2019

On July 15, 2019, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law the Rhode Island Noncompetition Agreement Act ("the Act"). Rhode Island joins a growing list of states (including neighboring Massachusetts) that have enacted legislation to significantly restrict th…

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Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Time Law

September 29, 2017

*On September 28, 2017, Governor Raimondo signed into law a bill requiring many Rhode Island employers to soon provide paid sick and safe leave.  With its passage, Rhode Island joins the growing trend of states—including neighboring Connecticut and Mass…

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The Department of Labor Seeks Information on White Collar Exemptions

August 1, 2017

7/26/17 - In the latest saga regarding the controversial overtime rule promulgated under the Obama administration, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a request for information (RFI) relating to white collar exemptions.White collar exemptions provide e…

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What to Take Away from New Secretary of Labor's Withdrawal of Obama-Era Wage and Hour Interpretations

June 8, 2017

On June 7, 2017, the newly confirmed United States Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, announced the withdrawal of two Obama-era informal interpretations that had been issued by the Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division in 2015 and 2016.The …

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3 Things to Know About the Seventh Circuit’s Decision to Shield Sexual Orientation Under Title VII

May 9, 2017

On April 4, 2017, in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, No. 15-1720 (7th Cir. 2017) (en banc), the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of se…

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Firm News

33 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

November 4, 2019

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has selected 33 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to rece…

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38 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2018

The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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Hinckley Allen Welcomes New Associate Thomas J. Pagliarini to Its Litigation Practice

March 13, 2017

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Thomas J. Pagliarini to its Litigation practice. Tom was most recently an Associate at Pierce Atwood, LLP.Tom will focus the majority of his practice with the Labor & Employment group, and is also available to handl…

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Events

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COVID-19 Guidance for Employers — Risk Management & the Return to Work

June 2, 2020

For businesses of all sizes, COVID-19 has presented a vast number of challenges. Join Hinckley Allen labor and employment attorneys Lisa Zaccardelli and Tom Pagliarini as they discuss the latest legislation and best practices as employers prepare to reopen…

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WEBINAR: COVID-19: Planning for Return to Work, Considerations for Employers

May 6, 2020

NOTE: You must pre-register to attend this webinar. Click here or visit the link below.Join Hinckley Allen as we discuss what employers should consider and plan for to ensure they are prepared to reopen/return to the workplace when states lift stay-at-h…

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WEBINAR: COVID-19 Guidance for Employers—What Every Employer Should Know

April 16, 2020

NOTE: You must pre-register to attend this webinar. Click here or visit the link below.For businesses of all sizes, COVID-19 has presented a vast number of challenges. Hear from Hinckley Allen attorneys as they discuss the latest legislation, best practice…

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Rhode Island Breakfast Series: Labor & Employment

June 19, 2019

Christina L. Lewis and Thomas J. Pagliarini join the New England Business Association to host the Labor & Employment Roundtable, discussing the changing landscape and latest legislation changes affecting Rhode Island businesses and individuals. Learn m…

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Labor & Employment Seminar 2019

May 22, 2019

Don't miss out on the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of employment & labor law. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 8:30 a.m. -…

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Connecticut Labor & Employment Roundtable 2019

January 10, 2019

Join us to discuss the changing landscape and latest legislation changes affecting Connecticut businesses and individuals. Bring your questions for our panelists! Roundtable discussion on evolving issues in discrimination law: LGBTQ+, pay equity, public a…

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Connecticut Labor & Employment Roundtable 2018

January 10, 2018

Join us to discuss the changing landscape and latest legislation changes affecting Connecticut businesses and individuals. Bring your questions for our panelists!MCLE approved. CLE credit will be made available.

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Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar

October 12, 2017

Join us at our Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar. Update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of law.

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Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Seminar

May 4, 2017

Don't miss out on the opportunity to update your knowledge on a number of important issues and recent legislation in the ever-expanding area of employment & labor law. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 8:30 a.m. -…

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