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Daniel 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.  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.

Co-authored by Alex S. Drummond and Daniel B. Klein

Entry of a consent decree in an EEOC enforcement lawsuit typically ends hard fought litigation. However, employers should never presume that the Commission views the litigation at an end. The recent ruling in EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Case No. 01-CV-339 (E.D. Ky. Jan. 6, 2011), aptly illustrates this concept.

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