Tom Geidt brings many years of employment and traditional labor experience to GBG, dividing his time between advice and litigation. He began his career prosecuting unfair labor practice cases at the National Labor Relations Board for seven years. Since then he has assisted employers, first in a boutique employment firm, Schachter Kristoff, and then in a large international firm, Paul Hastings, before co-founding the firm with Jeff and Lisa.
Tom assists employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation and counseling, with a primary focus on wage and hour law. He enjoys helping employers solve complex, cutting-edge wage and hour problems. He has provided advice to several hundred employers across the U.S. on a wide variety of issues.
Tom also has successfully defended employers in dozens of wage and hour class actions, first-chaired multiple jury trials, argued before the federal and California appellate courts, and authored briefs to the U.S. and California Supreme Courts. He regularly handles arbitrations and administrative proceedings before the Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, NLRB, EEOC, and other administrative agencies at the federal, state and local level.
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell® throughout his career.
Repeatedly named to Northern California Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.
Tom has written and spoken widely on wage and hour, wrongful discharge, unfair competition, workplace violence, drug testing, discrimination, sexual harassment, privacy, traditional labor, and related topics of interest to employers. He is the co-author of the wage and hour chapter in the California Business Law Deskbook.
Member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section), and the American Bar Association (Labor & Employment and Litigation Sections).
Admitted to the bar of California.
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1973 (cum laude).
Wheaton College, B.A., 1970.