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Matthew A. Klein


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Matthew Klein is an Associate in the Orlando, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, and since 2008, he worked in the labor and employment department of a state-wide firm where he represented management clients in a variety of employment issues.

Mr. Klein regularly works with clients to prevent or defend lawsuits or charges alleging discrimination, harassment or retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (gender, national origin, race, creed, color), the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Act, minimum wage and overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Florida Constitution, and other federal and Florida employment-related statutes or laws. He has experience defending clients with pending charges in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations and unemployment compensation issues with the Florida Department Economic Opportunity. He also advises clients and assists with the preparation of employee agreements, severance waivers, handbook policies, non-compete agreements and general client requests. In addition to his employment experience, Mr. Klein has trial experience in a real estate fraud case, and a case defending the validity of a town building code ordinance.

In law school, Mr. Klein was appointed to serve as an associate justice on the Student Government’s Supreme Court to hear election disputes, and was a student activist with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Mr. Klein to serve on the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission, which interviews and selects judge candidates in Orange and Osceola counties for the Governor’s consideration. His term runs through July 2020. Mr. Klein was also twice appointed by two county commissioners to serve on Orange County’s Charter Review Commission (2012 and 2016) which is tasked with proposing amendments to the county’s charter to place on the general ballot.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Orlando Chamber of Commerce
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Charter Review Commission (2012 and 2016 cycles)
  • Orange County Republican Executive Committee
  • Orange County Young Republicans, served as a two-term Treasurer
  • West Orange Chamber of Commerce

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February 15, 2017

Florida Whistleblower Act Requires Showing of Actual Violation, Federal Court Rules

February 15, 2017

Florida’s private-sector Whistleblower Act (“FWA”) protects only those employees who can show an actual violation of a law, rule, or regulation, a federal district court has held. Graddy v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, No. 5:16-cv-9-Oc-28PRL (M.D. Fla. Feb. 14, 2017). The FWA (Florida Statute Section 448.102) prohibits... Read More

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Intern or Employee? When “Take Your Children to Work” Day Backfires
October 18, 2017

In late April each year, tens of millions of employees and millions of employers participate in Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. Read More