Employment Law Update: (June)
Human Resources professionals know that keeping abreast of current legal developments are of the highest importance. NEHRA'S Legal Update Webinars will run each quarter, covering the key developments in employment law and issues of current concern for employers and human resources professionals. Led by Dan Klein, a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office, the Webinar will be an informative hour that will help ensure that you are up to speed in this vital area. Free to NEHRA members, we know that you won't want to miss this informative program!
Daniel B. Klein, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Daniel Klein is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Boston office. Mr. Klein's practice includes the representation of management in employment and non-competition litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities.
Mr. Klein also counsels national, regional and local employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including disability accommodation, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, commissions disputes, performance assessment and discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, training, background checks, whistleblower claims, defamation, handbook and policy review, and trade-secrets protection strategies.As a member of the firm's Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Klein has defended employers in a variety of complex discrimination cases, including multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits, EEOC pattern and practice cases, and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Mr. Klein also has defended employers against the full spectrum of cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, defamation, and wage and hour violations, as well as representing employers in non-competition and contract disputes.Mr. Klein regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, severance agreements, non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, personnel policies and company handbooks. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, professional services, transportation, and technology.Mr. Klein lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics for human resource specialists and in-house counsel, including regular presentations on behalf of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Klein served as a legal intern at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. From 2005 through the present, Boston Magazine and Law and Politics have named Mr. Klein one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyer Rising Stars." Mr. Klein received his J.D., from Boston College Law School, and his B.A. from Colgate University.
Daniel B. Klein
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Phone: (617) 946-4840
Christina Duszlak, Esq.
Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Employers look to Christina to help them through wage-and-hour law collective and class actions, employee misclassifications, and all phases of the litigation process. She also advises clients on day-to-day personnel matters and employment laws nationwide, and counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters. These include ADA and protected class accommodations, personnel and administrative policies and handbooks, discrimination avoidance, drug testing, FMLA and leave entitlements, retaliation, sexual harassment, termination, unemployment and post-employment benefits, wage-and-hour issues, and workers' compensation. Christina is also part of the subject matter expert team focusing on the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. She understands that businesses can't succeed unless they overcome all the legal obstacles.
Christina has extensive experience in numerous single-plaintiff cases involving discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation. She also has worked on traditional labor matters, such as labor arbitrations, collective bargaining, and administrative proceedings.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Christina had substantial experience working in management and human resources for a national political consulting firm. Having done this work, she understands the practical challenges that managers face when staying current with the constant changes to local, state, and federal employment law. Christina has coached managers to implement new policies and improve office culture to ensure a positive work environment that reduces the potential for litigation.
Christina's work with a wide range of labor and employment issues has allowed her to provide clients with practical and comprehensive advice. She has participated in the defense of high-stakes nationwide collective and class actions, and is familiar with the challenges at each stage of the litigation. Christina knows how to leverage Seyfarth resources and technologies to provide cost-effective legal advice and defense of litigations.
Christina appreciates that her Seyfarth colleagues are collaborative and highly knowledgeable in their respective subject areas. They help her get answers for her clients in a quick, cost-effective matter. In Christina's words, "It is great to work with colleagues who are leaders in the labor and employment field, and are passionate about labor and employment law."
Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Phone: (617) 946-4871