Thomas M. Seger

Partner

Cleveland
T +1.216.861.7413
F +1.216.696.0740

Overview

Tom Seger is a full-service employee relations lawyer who negotiates collective bargaining agreements, handles union organizational drives, develops Affirmative Action programs, and litigates National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) employment discrimination, Boys Markets injunctions, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims, covenants not to compete and labor arbitration cases.

Tom is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management.

Select Experience

  • Has extensive compliance experience with the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program (OFCCP) requirements promulgated by the Department of Labor. Prepares Affirmative Action plans and counsels organizations through OFCCP compliance audits, addressing issues including adverse impact testing of hiring, promotion and termination data, and compliance with OFCCP compensation-related requirements.
  • Has handled collective bargaining negotiations in innumerable industries as well as protestations for private- and public-sector employers. 
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Experience

  • Has extensive compliance experience with the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program (OFCCP) requirements promulgated by the Department of Labor. Prepares Affirmative Action plans and counsels organizations through OFCCP compliance audits, addressing issues including adverse impact testing of hiring, promotion and termination data, and compliance with OFCCP compensation-related requirements.
  • Has handled collective bargaining negotiations in innumerable industries as well as protestations for private- and public-sector employers. 
  • Has handled union organizational drives in the newspaper, television, intermodal transportation and ambulance service industries, and in hospitals and long-term-care facilities.
  • Has negotiated collective bargaining agreements and tried arbitrations involving subcontracting, plant closure and relocation, and other issues in the manufacturing and service industry sectors of the economy.
  • Handled a 25-day NLRB trial concerning the stevedoring industry in Toledo, Ohio.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States (2015, 2016)
    • Recommended in Labor and Employment: Labor-management relations
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2014 to 2017)
    • Cleveland: Employment Law - Management
    • Cleveland: Labor Law - Management
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • Beech Brook: Board of Directors

Prior Positions

  • The Hangar: Board of Trustees
  • BakerHostetler Cleveland Office: Hiring Committee, Chairman

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1972
  • B.A., Miami University, 1968, magna cum laude, general honors