Harper Gerlach lawyers only practice Labor and Employment Law, which has allowed us to deepen and perfect our collective expertise of over 60 years.

We work closely with you to develop personnel policies that PREVENT employee disputes.

We also listen to the challenge on your desk today, and, with you, plan the best solution to PROTECT your interests.

If a lawsuit, union campaign, or demand for arbitration arrives at your doorstep, or when it becomes necessary to take the fight to your opponent, we zealously defend or PROSECUTE the action for the best possible outcome.


In legal matters, we add value by weighing the issues involved early on and estimating the potential cost.  We help you determine if your business is better off fighting or resolving it as efficiently and quickly as possible.  If your decision is “fight,” we are the strong and committed advocate you want and need on your side!

When it is business consultation that you need, our goal is to find ways for you to avoid legal problems and help you implement any changes you choose to make.  We view ourselves as your partner in making your business more successful.  We also add value by offering our services at affordable rates.

Harper Gerlach has working relationships with employment lawyers in all 50 States.  As a result, we can provide you with consistently superior representation wherever your legal disputes may occur.

To learn more about our services and credentials, visit us at http://www.HarperGerlach.com.


G. Thomas Harper is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law and has practiced in this area exclusively for over 30 years.  He is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit
civil and appellate mediator. (See http://www.WorkplaceMediator.org.)  Mr. Harper is also a FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) approved arbitrator and mediator and is approved by all of the Judicial Circuits in Florida to serve as an
arbitrator for workplace disputes.  (See http://www.WorkplaceArbitrator.com.)  Tom has served as the Editor of the Florida Employment Law Letter since 1989.  Tom has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the past 10 years and has been the Chair of the Labor & Employment Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association since 2008.

Gregg Gerlach  Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trends, and Corporate Counsel magazines have each named Gregg as one of Florida’s top Labor and Employment lawyers.  Gregg is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and has, since 1991, litigated labor and employment law disputes on behalf of employers.  Mr. Gerlach concentrates his practice in the trial and arbitration of wage and hour (overtime) matters, discrimination and sexual harassment claims, COBRA claims, and non-compete disputes.  Gregg also advises employers on day-to-day employee issues and on implementing “HR Best Practices” to avoid legal pitfalls.  Gregg is currently Chair of the HR Council for the Northeast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, and Co-Founder of First Coast Lawyers Forum.  Gregg is a frequent presenter of Master Classes on the FMLA and FLSA, attended by In-House Counsel and senior HR Managers.  He is also a member of the Texas Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Law Section.


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