Tyler A. Sims advises and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law. He focuses his practice on post-employment restrictive covenants, unfair competition, and trade secrets, traditional labor law and defending employers against federal and state harassment, discrimination, and retaliation-related employment litigation.
Tyler routinely handles significant emergency temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunction matters, including notable restrictive covenant and trade secret matters in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts. He has obtained emergent temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions on behalf of companies and he has also successfully defended companies against such actions.
Tyler is experienced at handling traditional labor law matters for national clients, including:
- Labor management relations training
- Collective bargaining negotiations
- Labor arbitrations, including grievance and contract administration cases
- Union organizing drives and National Labor Relations Board elections and hearings
- Unfair labor practice charges
Complementing his unfair competition and trade secrets and traditional labor practice, Tyler also has extensive experience in commercial employment litigation and contract matters, as well as in more standard employment litigation claims involving:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
Prior to joining Littler, Tyler served as law clerk to the Hon. David F. Bauman in the Superior Court of New Jersey. While in law school, he served as president of the Student Bar Association and was a legal intern for the National Hockey League (NHL). He was also a legal extern for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and a student attorney for the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic.
Before attending law school, Tyler played NCAA Division I ice hockey for the Providence College Friars and then went on to enjoy a three-year career in professional hockey, including stints in the American Hockey League (AHL), East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), and Central Hockey League (CHL).