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Joseph C. Toris

Of Counsel

P 973-451-6347
F 973-538-6890


Joseph C. Toris is Of Counsel in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is experienced with complex issues surrounding employee disloyalty, enforceability of confidentiality and non-competition agreements, and other restrictive covenants. Mr. Toris regularly participates in emergent matters seeking to impose or defend against the imposition of restraints in the state courts of New Jersey.

He is also experienced with Sarbanes-Oxley issues including the defense of whistleblower claims under the Act. Mr. Toris also assists clients in the development of codes of ethics and business conduct and corporate compliance programs, management and employee training and internal investigations.

Mr. Toris both counsels and litigates in many aspects of employment litigation defense, including claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of employment contract, and other employment related torts. Mr. Toris has litigated matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • National Human Resources Association - New Jersey Affiliate, Former President

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April 1, 2016
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Featured in "2015 review - 2016 forecast: Federal agencies on the move"

April 1, 2016

In “2015 review—2016 forecast: Federal agencies on the move ,” Wolters Kluwer publishes their second in a series of three briefings on the most important agency developments and union activity and what we can expect in 2016.  This piece includes insight from Howard Bloom, Paul Patten, Francis Alvarez, Paul DeCamp,... Read More

February 25, 2015
Law 360

Joseph Toris Comments on John L. Yates v. United States of America Decision

February 25, 2015

Law 360 quotes Joseph Toris in "Attorneys React To High Court's Sarbanes-Oxley 'Fish' Ruling." View Article (subscription may be required) Read More

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March 27, 2017

New Jersey Bill Will Make Whistleblower Settlement Agreements with Public Entities Public Records

March 27, 2017

Proposed legislation that would make whistleblower settlement agreements involving public entities available to the public has been approved unanimously by the New Jersey Assembly on March 23, 2017. The New Jersey Assembly Bill (A-4243) would bar public entities and public employees from entering into confidential settlements of... Read More

March 27, 2017

Port Authority Not Subject to Worker-Friendly New Jersey Whistleblower Law, State Court Rules

March 27, 2017

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is not subject to suit under New Jersey’s expansive whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the New Jersey Appellate Division has held. Sullivan v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J., 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 33 (App. Div. Mar. 15, 2017). Often called the most... Read More

August 16, 2016

SEC Fines Company $265,000 for Severance Agreements that Potentially Chilled Whistleblowers

August 16, 2016

Company agreements with employees continue to be under fire. In the latest example, the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a cease-and-desist order against BlueLinx Holdings Inc. over the use of severance agreements the agency found improperly interfered with the rights of potential whistleblowers to obtain monetary rewards... Read More

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Circuit Split Over Protection Afforded By Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provision Widens
March 16, 2017

by Joseph C. Toris and Benjamin L. Rouder In Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, 15-17352 (9th Cir. Read More

California Court Rules Sarbanes-Oxley Preempts California Law Regarding Privileged Communications in Suit by Former In-House Counsel
January 25, 2017

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SEC Announces Third-Highest Award Ever to Whistleblower
May 31, 2016

Written by Richard C. Paul On May 17, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it would award between $5 million and $6 million, the third-highest award ever, to a whistleblower who provided information detailing securities violations committed by the whistleblower’s former employer. Read More