Gregory M. Tumolo



GregoryTumolo

Senior Counsel

 

Practice Areas

Business Law
Employment Law
Litigation

Gregory M. Tumolo Biography PDFPrintable version


Gregory Tumolo is senior counsel at Duffy & Sweeney and head of the employment law team.

He provides employers with the creative and cost-effective compliance solutions to grow their businesses and effectively manage risk. Specifically, he handles the documents companies need to recruit and retain a diverse and talented workforce; build a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and harassment; and comply with their obligations under local, state, and federal law.

He regularly assist clients with issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and state anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws.

Greg has litigated discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and whistle-blower claims, successfully defending employers in cases before the before state courts and administrative agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In addition to his law practice, Greg has testified as a subject matter expert before the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor on the proposed overtime rules (September 2018), and also before the House Special Legislative Commission to Study Unlawful Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (April 2018).

 

Greg has over a decade of legal experience, practicing at Rhode Island and Massachusetts law firms and completing a one-year clerkship in the Rhode Island Supreme Court system as a law clerk in Providence Superior Court and the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.

Recognition

Greg was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2018 for the area of labor and employment law.

Professional & Community Involvement

Rhode Island Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Member of Board of Directors and Co-Director of Legislative Affairs

The Ballou Home – Member of Board of Directors

Mentor – Roger Williams University School of Law students

Formerly, he was a volunteer  mediator at the Mediation and Collaboration Center of Rhode Island and an instructor at the Citizenship Class for Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island.

Greg frequently serves as a co-presenter at the monthly HR Roundtable sponsored by the Employers Association of the Northeast (EANE) and a subject matter expert on labor and employment law for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at CCRI.

In 2018, he testified as a subject matter expert before the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor on the proposed overtime rules (September), and also before the House Special Legislative Commission to Study Unlawful Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (April).

He was the co-author of a guest article entitled “Maintain employee handbooks,” featured in Providence Business News (January 2017)

Education

Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 2008)
Bryant University (B.S. in Business Management 2005, magna cum laude)

Bar

Rhode Island
Massachusetts

United States District Court for District of Rhode Island
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts