Daniel A. Kaplan is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP and is co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. Dan counsels employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including
wage and hour, employment contracts, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, worker’s and unemployment
compensation, family and medical leave, disability accommodations and compliance with the Americans with
Disability Act, and all state, federal and local discrimination laws. Dan has experience litigating before various
state and federal agencies, various state courts, and federal courts throughout the country, including the Supreme
In addition, Dan works with employers on employee and supervisor training and traditional labor matters, such as
union organizing, collective bargaining, grievance processes and arbitration. Dan also has extensive experience
in defending and advising employers on safety and health-related matters under the Occupational Safety & Health
Act (OSHA). Dan has defended employers in OSHA matters throughout the country and in over three dozen
matters involving employee fatalities.
Dan also regularly counsels employers on affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246, Section
503 of the Rehabilitation Act and VEVRAA, affirmative action plans, AAP audits, and all matters involving the
OFCCP. Dan has represented employers throughout the country on their AAP needs, including petitions to the
OFCCP for functional plan development, defense of desk and on-site plan audits, and litigation. Dan’s wage and hour experience includes regularly representing national and international clients in federal and state courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court, on FLSA collective action claims and state wage and hour class actions claims.
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