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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

Publication

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

Past Event

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.

Past Event

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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