Daniel is a labor and employment law attorney. He represents employers in National Labor Relations Board proceedings including unfair labor practice charges and over 25 union organizing campaigns. Daniel has extensive experience in labor arbitration, collective bargaining, jurisdictional disputes, strikes, picketing and injunction proceedings.
Daniel regularly appears before various federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor and New York State Workers' Compensation Board. He practices at all levels of state and federal courts in litigation involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants, motions to stay arbitration, duty of fair representation and injunctions.
Daniel advises clients on all areas of federal and New York Labor and Employment Law, including litigation avoidance, large-scale reductions in force (RIFs), transfer of bargaining unit work, managing employees' medical leaves of absence, drug and alcohol testing, severance agreements, performance improvement programs (PIPs), reasonable accommodation of disabled workers, discipline and documentation, complex workplace investigations, wage and hour issues, subcontracting of union work, plant closings and employee handbooks.
As chief spokesman in collective bargaining, Daniel has successfully negotiated labor contracts with the Carpenters, CWA, Teamsters, UAW, United Steelworkers, IUOE, Printing Pressman, SEIU, Metal Polishers, DETA and CSEA.
Daniel is an instructor for Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is a frequent lecturer on employment and labor law topics before various groups including the New York Management Attorneys Conference, Erie County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Canisius College, Niagara University, Olean Area Industrial Management Council, Labor and Employment Relations Association, New York State Department of Labor, American Arbitration Association, Job Service Employer Committee, Council on Education in Management, Society for Human Resource Management, New York Employee Benefits Conference, Lorman Education Services, ADP Workplace Blueprints, National Business Institute and NHRA.