Daniel is a labor and employment law attorney.
He represents employers in National Labor Relations Board proceedings including unfair labor practice charges and over 30 union organizing campaigns. Daniel has extensive union experience in: labor arbitration, collective bargaining, jurisdictional disputes, strike preparation, strikes, slowdowns, reaching impasse, reserved gates, salting, decision & effects bargaining, decertification, deauthorization, lockouts, picketing, double-breasting, responding to union information demands, successorship, accretion, card signing and NLRB injunctions.
Daniel regularly appears before various federal and New York state agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, OSHA, 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/compel arbitration, motions to vacate/confirm arbitration awards, duty of fair representation and injunctions.
Daniel advises clients on: litigation avoidance, reductions in force (RIF's), transfer of bargaining unit work, managing medical leaves of absence, discipline point systems, absenteeism, tardiness, drug & alcohol testing, severance agreements, performance improvement programs (PIP's), reasonable accommodation of disabled workers, last chance agreements, promotion/demotion, light duty, unemployment insurance, performance appraisals, pregnancy, workplace investigations, employee surveillance, wage & hour issues, subcontracting, discipline & documentation, off-duty misconduct, constructive discharge, employment torts, independent contractor status, plant closings, sexual harassment, layoff/recall, employee handbooks, whistleblowing, avoiding retaliation, mandatory arbitration/class action waiver agreements, ban-the-box, background checks, conviction history and misclassification of exempt status.
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, Diocesan Elementary Teachers Association 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, Sterling Educational Services, National Business Institute, National Human Resources Association – WNY and Chautauqua Works.
As labor counsel to four multi-employer groups in the construction industry, Daniel advises on a board array of union issues for Western New York’s largest general construction association as well as more specialized groups in the fields of insulation, millwright-work and utility/site development.
For both prominent Buffalo radiology and pediatric medical practices, Daniel advises and represents these groups on issues relating to employment contracts, restrictive covenants, owner/employee status, partner disputes and retirement.
Daniel managed the Buffalo office from 2012 – 2015 and following the largest merger in Bond’s history with Jaeckle, Fleischmann and Mugel, LLP in 2016, was co-manager in 2016.