loader
Page is loading...
Print Logo Logo
Thomas Payne
OVERVIEW

Thomas C. Payne
Associate

Indianapolis

11 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-261-7852

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Thomas C. Payne
Associate

Indianapolis

11 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-261-7852

F 317-231-7433

Thomas Payne supports employers in their traditional labor relations initiatives and in addressing the daily employment-related challenges they face managing even the most extensive workforces. Thomas’s tenacity, responsiveness and understanding of labor and employment law support him in serving as a valuable asset to his clients and an important member of the team.

Thomas Payne supports employers in their traditional labor relations initiatives and in addressing the daily employment-related challenges they face managing even the most extensive workforces. Thomas’s tenacity, responsiveness and understanding of labor and employment law support him in serving as a valuable asset to his clients and an important member of the team.

OVERVIEW

Thomas Payne supports employers in their traditional labor relations initiatives and in addressing the daily employment-related challenges they face managing even the most extensive workforces. Thomas’s tenacity, responsiveness and understanding of labor and employment law support him in serving as a valuable asset to his clients and an important member of the team.

Thomas counsels clients in virtually all areas of the employment relationship, with a primary focus on traditional labor relations issues.

Thomas has successfully defended dozens of unfair labor practice charges brought against clients before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and has successfully advised on more than fifteen union representation elections. In addition to this experience, Thomas has advised on collective bargaining and contract enforcement disputes. Thomas is skilled in assisting with labor arbitration proceedings, where he has helped clients to achieve desired outcomes in more than a dozen labor arbitrations, including both employee discipline and contract interpretation cases. Thomas is an editor of the Developing Labor Law treatise and regularly writes and presents on labor relations issues.

In the area of employment litigation, Thomas has defended clients in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, non-competition litigation and wrongful discharge claims in both state and federal courts. Notably, he has helped secure preferred results for clients through both settlement and trial.

Thomas also helps clients stay up to date on the ever-changing area of human resource law and practice. He is skilled in advising and training clients on complicated employee leave and accommodation issues, independent contractor classification, state and federal wage laws, and union avoidance strategies, , to name a few.

Prior to joining the firm full-time, Thomas served as a summer associate in the Indianapolis office. While earning his undergraduate degree, he interned for U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Board Member, Indiana State Library Foundation

Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Corporate Collective Member, IndyHub

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2022

EXPERIENCE
INSIGHTS & EVENTS
Trending Connect
We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to use cookies.