Practice Areas

Mr. Harper handles cases involving the full range of statutory and contract claims under employment ADR systems and pursuant to individual employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements. As an employment attorney he has handled claims of discrimination (race, sex, religion, age, disability and national origin), sexual harassment and claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act. He is an experienced wage hour litigator and handles cases on wage payment, breaches of individual employment contracts, drug testing, wrongful termination, retaliation claims, OSHA and non-compete litigation. He handles cases of contract interpretation, collective bargaining, seniority, jurisdiction, and “just cause” and “for cause” discipline and terminations.

Mr. Harper has worked with and handled employment matters in a wide variety of industries including: automotive manufacturing, steel fabrication, agriculture, citrus, mining, furniture manufacturing, defense contractors, education, manufacturing, food service, hotels, trucking and logistics, warehousing, retail, insurance, construction, home building, health care, mortgage and financial services, paper and linerboard manufacturing, wood products, cellular communications, non-profits, poultry processing, staffing, employee leasing and Professional Employer Organizations, public sector, stevedoring, long shoring and commercial shipping, marketing, publishing and numerous businesses in the service industry sector.

An Arbitration Program for Your Company/ADR Programs

As a trained Arbitrator and a Board Certified Labor and Employment lawyer, Tom Harper is uniquely-suited to assist your company in setting up arbitration and ADR (Alternative Dispute Programs) programs which can help protect your company from being hailed into court in the first place.

As Editor of the monthly Florida Employment Law Letter, Mr Harper educates employers, lawyers and human resource professionals throughout Florida on cutting edge changes and developments in U.S. and Florida labor and employment laws. With this knowledge and our many years of experience, we can better serve our clients who hire us to achieve excellent results at the least possible cost.




The Arbitration Offices of G. Thomas Harper

1912 Hamilton Street, Suite205
Post Office Box 2757 Jacksonville, Fl 32210

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 2757
Jacksonville, Fl 32210

(904) 396-7000
(Fax) 800 - 393-5977



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