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Douglas J. Klein

Principal
New York Metro
New York City

P 212-545-4020
F 212-972-3213
Douglas.Klein@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Douglas J. Klein is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is engaged exclusively in the practice of labor and employment law on behalf of management.

Mr. Klein regularly appears on behalf of employers in federal and state courts, at arbitrations and mediations, and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Department of Labor, the New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Mr. Klein defends employers in a wide range of employment matters such as collective and class action wage and hour cases and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases. He also represents clients in a variety of traditional labor law matters including representation and decertification proceedings, unfair labor practice charges, and collective bargaining negotiations.

Mr. Klein also counsels clients on compliance with federal and state labor and fair employment laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the New York Labor Law, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. He advises clients on many other traditional labor and employment issues including wage and hour compliance, facility closings, force reductions, restrictive covenants, and human resources policy issues.

During law school, Mr. Klein served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law & Policy. He also served as an intern for the National Labor Relations Board and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jose L. Linares, U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

Honors and Recognitions

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Published Works

  • ​"5 Recent Trends in Employment Law Affecting Your Business," National Pawnbrokers Association (August 2019) [Author]
  • "A Survey of the Same-sex Marriage Landscape for New Jersey Employers Following United States v. Windsor and Garden State Equality v. Dow," New Jersey Labor & Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 35, Is. 2 (February 2014) [Co-Author]
  • "Supreme Court to ‘Undress’ Standard of Deference to DOL Enforcement Positions," New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 34, Is. 4 (July 2013) [Co-Author]
  • "OSHA to Revisit Construction Industry Crane Operator Certification Requirements," Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (May 2013 – June 2013) [Co-Author]
  • "Expect No Change in OFCCP’s Aggressive Agenda Despite Election Year," New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 34, Is. 2 (December 2012) [Co-Author]
  • "The Employment Lawyer’s Prescription: The NLRB and Monitoring Employee Use of Social Media," MD News, (January 2012) [Co-Author]
  • "Give A Little Whistle: Conscience’s Guide Enough to Generate Valid CEPA Claim?," New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 32, Is. 5 (August 2011) [Author]
  • "The New Arbitral Paradigm in the Law of Work," Michigan State Law Review, (Summer 2011) [Co-Author]

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September 11, 2019
National Pawnbrokers Association

Felice Ekelman, Douglas Klein and Alison Benz Author "5 Recent Trends in Employment Law Affecting Your Business"

September 11, 2019

Felice Ekelman, Douglas Klein and Alison Benz author "5 Recent Trends in Employment Law Affecting Your Business," published by National Pawnbroker Association. Read More

January 4, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Announces 17 Newly Elevated Principals

January 4, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 4, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has recently elevated 17 attorneys to Principal status. “Our newest Principals — a diverse group of attorneys who represent a variety of practice areas and geographic regions — are all... Read More

July 9, 2018
New Jersey State Bar Association

Richard Cino, Douglas Klein and Ashley Chilton Author "Trzaska v. L’Oréal USA, Inc. and the Further Expansion of CEPA Whistleblower Protections"

July 9, 2018

Richard Cino, Douglas Klein and Ashley Chilton author "Trzaska v. L’Oréal USA, Inc. and the Further Expansion of CEPA Whistleblower Protections," published by the New Jersey State Bar Association. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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March 27, 2019

New York High Court Upholds State Labor Department Interpretation of ‘Live-In’ Home Health Employee Rule

March 27, 2019

The New York Department of Labor’s (NYDOL) longstanding interpretation of its wage order as applied to the work hours of non-residential employees performing 24-hour (so-called “sleep-in” or “live-in”) shifts has been upheld by the New York Court of Appeals, to the relief of the state’s home healthcare industry. Andryeyeva v. New York... Read More

December 12, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2018

December 12, 2018

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Are you my employer? A patchwork of tests Only in California Prevention pointer Other class action developments Read More

August 13, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2018

August 13, 2018

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Disparate impact — discrimination by the numbers Is the FCRA class the new FLSA wage and hour class? Other class action developments... Read More

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Supreme Court Hears Argument on Validity of Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements
October 3, 2017

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court held a one-hour oral argument in three consolidated cases concerning the enforceability of arbitration agreements requiring employees to waive their right to bring or participate in a class or collective actions. Read More

ALERT: Senate confirms Acosta as Secretary of Labor
April 27, 2017

Today the U.S. Senate approved Alexander Acosta as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor by a vote of 60-38.  Click here to read more background information on Acosta.  Acosta’s nomination was previously approved by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee by a 12-11 party line vote in March. Read More

R. Alexander Acosta Picked to Head Department of Labor
February 16, 2017

Click this link to read more: http://www.laborandcollectivebargaining.com/2017/02/articles/dol/r-alexander-acosta-picked-head-department-labor/… Continue Reading Read More