Attorneys Gregory Tumolo and Jared Sugerman Join Duffy & Sweeney
The law firm of Duffy & Sweeney is pleased to announce the addition of Gregory Tumolo as senior counsel and head of the employment law team, and Jared Sugerman as an associate in the firm’s business law practice.
With over a decade of experience practicing in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Gregory Tumolo provides employers with 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 assists 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.
Tumolo 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, he 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). He is a frequent 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.
A resident of Hope, Rhode Island, Tumolo is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 2008) and Bryant University (B.S. in Business Management 2005, magna cum laude). He is a member of the Board of Directors for The Ballou Home, and a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Director of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Rhode Island Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He also volunteers as a mentor for Roger Williams University School of Law students.
Jared Sugerman focuses his practice on business and corporate law. Prior to joining Duffy & Sweeney, he spent two years at a local Rhode Island law firm and one year at the Rhode Island Superior Court where he served as the Clerk for the business calendar. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
A resident of Providence’s East Side, Sugerman is active in the community as a Board Member of Providence’s College Hill Neighborhood Association. He is a 2015 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a 2010 graduate of Northeastern University.