David Klass is Of Counsel in the firm’s Charlotte office. His practice focuses on representing employers in a variety of employment matters in state and federal courts, as well as matters prosecuted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
David has significant experience representing employers against wage and hour claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and against claims of wrongful discharge, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
He also has extensive experience representing public employers in a wide range of matters, including excessive force and other section 1983 claims, FLSA claims regarding first responders and other public safety employees, and Title VII claims.
David also counsels clients on a broad spectrum of employment law issues and is well-versed in assisting employers with creating and implementing employment policies.
In addition, David has extensive experience representing employers in OSHA matters and guiding them through the inspection and citation processes.
Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, David represented Fairfax County, Virginia, in its Office of the County Attorney. He also practiced employment law for several years at a firm in Virginia and, immediately after law school, clerked for United States Magistrate Judge F. Bradford Stillman in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Honors & Leadership
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Fairfax County Bar Association
Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog2.1.19
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog1.16.19
- Autonomous Vehicles Blog - Driving the Future12.18.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog11.15.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog8.28.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog8.21.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog8.16.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog8.13.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog8.3.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog8.2.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog7.16.18
- Don’t Be Late! Recent Decisions Remind Employers that OSHA Citations May Become Final if Not Timely ContestedWorkplace Safety and Health Law Blog6.5.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog5.15.18
- State Plans Must Abide: Fed-OSHA Fixes Alleged “Error” and Mandates Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses in All State Plan StatesWorkplace Safety and Health Law Blog5.1.18
- Wage and Hour Laws Blog4.17.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog2.27.18
- OSHA Issues Guidance on How to Cite Employers That Failed to Electronically Submit Injury and Illness InformationWorkplace Safety and Health Law Blog2.23.18
- Can OSHA Look Back Farther than 5 Years for Repeat Citations? Recent Court Decision Reaffirms that there Is No Limitation on OSHA’s Repeat Violation PeriodWorkplace Safety and Health Law Blog2.16.18
- Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog12.11.17
- Is This A Prelude To Individual Liability?11.6.18
- Washington and Lee University School of LawJ.D. 2008
- London School of Economics & Political ScienceGeneral Course 2004
- Cornell UniversityB.A. 2005
- District of Columbia
- New York
- North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia