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Douglas J. Klein

New York

P 212-545-4020
F 212-972-3213


Douglas J. Klein is an Associate 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 in federal and state courts, at arbitrations and mediations and before administrative agencies such as the Equal 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 labor and employment matters such as collective and class action wage and hour cases, discrimination cases and unfair labor practice charges. He also appears on behalf of clients in representation and decertification proceedings 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 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. He advises clients on a variety of other labor and employment issues including wage and hour compliance, facility closings, force reductions, restrictive covenants and human resources policy issues such as drug testing, social media and sexual harassment.

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

Published Works

  • "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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November 9, 2015

Douglas Klein Comments on Fantasy Football in the Workplace

November 9, 2015

Douglas Klein discusses implications of playing fantasy football in the workplace in SHRM's "Fantasy Football: Productivity Threat and Camaraderie-Builder." Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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January 22, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2018

January 22, 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: Minimum wage: Tip traps The legislation Regulatory roundup Prevention pointer Meanwhile, in the states … Jackson Lewis advocates... Read More

November 2, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2017

November 2, 2017

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: Minimum wage traps Prevention pointer The legislation (Not) Only in California Regulatory roundup Class action trends—the top ten... Read More

August 11, 2017

Top Five Labor Law Developments for July 2017

August 11, 2017

The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Marvin Kaplan to one of two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board on August 2, 2017. Kaplan was sworn in on August 10. Kaplan is a former counsel to the Commissioner of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. His confirmation leaves one vacant seat on the five-member Board... 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

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