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Joseph C. Toris

Of Counsel
Morristown

P 973-451-6347
F 973-538-6890
Joseph.Toris@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

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.

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

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June 28, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Roundup – 2017-2018

June 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended June 2018 included decisions on many topics important to workplace law, including class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements, public-sector “agency shop” arrangements, and the Fair Labor Standard Act’s “automobile dealer” overtime exemption. The Court also examined who is a “... Read More

May 4, 2018

Retaliation Plaintiff Not a Covered Whistleblower under Plain Reading of Dodd-Frank Act, Court Rules

May 4, 2018

A former employee who failed to show he reported alleged securities law violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DFA), cannot claim his former employer unlawfully retaliated against him, federal Judge William J. Martini has ruled. Price v... Read More

February 22, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Protections

February 22, 2018

The anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 protects only employees who complain directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a unanimous decision. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, No. 16-1276 (Feb. 21, 2018). The Court... Read More

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Recent Developments in Employee Whistleblower Litigation

September 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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Recent Developments in Employee Whistleblower Litigation

August 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM EST

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One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for a Tailored Code of Conduct
March 22, 2019

Codes of Conduct are designed to set forth an organization’s values and principles, while detailing expectations for employees. In many ways, it is one of the most important documents an organization can develop. Read More

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Staff Decreases, Whistleblower Claim Increases Strain OSHA
February 25, 2019

A February 20, 2019 article from Bloomberg Law provides statistics to explain the significant delays experienced by litigators and attorneys alike in Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigation of whistleblower claims A substantial increase in the number of whistleblower complaints filed with OSHA over the past five year Read More

Effective Compliance Programs Require a Commitment from the Top
July 12, 2018

Written by Jessica L. Sussman, Joseph C. Toris and Summer Law Clerk Bridget Jeong We follow the leader wherever we go, and that applies to compliance, as well. Read More