Lance Klein has been practicing management-side labor and employment law for the past 30 years. On behalf of Keane & Beane, he serves as Labor Counsel to various municipalities, as well as private and publicly held corporations, throughout the Hudson Valley, attending to matters including collective bargaining with unions, employee discipline, grievance hearings and arbitrations. He has extensive experience in both state and federal courts, having successfully tried numerous cases in both venues. Mr. Klein has litigated a wide range of employment discrimination and retaliation cases, including claims brought under federal civil rights statutes, such as 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title VII, Title IX and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Klein also practices in the defense of police misconduct, excessive force, malicious prosecution and false arrest on behalf of insurers and their insureds.
Mr. Klein provides counsel and training to clients in a wide array of labor and employment issues, including disability, retirement, wage and hour laws as well as regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He has conducted various employment related investigations including employee misconduct, sexual harassment and harassment claims. Mr. Klein routinely represents clients in arbitrations held pursuant to the rules of the New York State Public Employment Relations Board and the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Klein also serves as labor counsel to Police Chiefs Association of Rockland County and the Mid-Hudson Association Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Klein joined Keane & Beane in 1993 after serving as in-house counsel for a large real estate developer.
Mr. Klein is a frequent lecturer on numerous labor law topics to various bar associations, private education foundations and law school continuing legal education classes.
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