Law Society of Ontario
Brock University, B.A. (Hons.)
Queen’s University, LL.B.
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Dan has extensive experience in providing advice and advocacy to a diverse list of employers, which has led to him being recognized by Best Lawyers and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading labour relations lawyers in Canada.
Dan is particularly active as an advocate for employers before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and both rights and interest arbitration boards. He also provides ongoing guidance to employers as they deal with matters related to union organizing, human rights and employment standards.
Representative experienceAugust 2019
Arbitrator dismisses grievance claiming that employer was required to grant employees in a plant a lieu day, in addition to paying a premium for overtime, for hours worked on a statutory holiday. Counsel: Daniel LeoneAugust 2019
Arbitrator concludes that Employer not responsible for Retail Sales Tax on the employee portion of a benefit premium. Counsel: Daniel LeoneNovember 2018
Arbitrator upheld termination of long service employee who had engaged in harassment in the workplace and aggressive behaviour. Counsel: Daniel LeoneJuly 2018
Successfully argued before the Ontario Labour Relations Board that a group of supervisors ought to be included in a bargaining unit, despite the fact that they were listed by the Employer on the Notice of Project as being the Employer Representative and responsible for the project. The effect of the supervisors being included in the bargaining unit was that the Union did not have sufficient membership cards signed to be certified.January 2018
Successfully argued at Arbitration that an Employer was not required to maintain an employee’s wage rate at a higher rate where the employee elected to exercise bumping rights under the Collective Agreement to a new, but lower paying, position.December 2016
Arbitrator dismissed grievance claiming that Employer had inappropriately applied posting process resulting in the cancellation of a temporary vacancy. Counsel: Daniel LeoneMay 2016
Successfully argued at Arbitration that the Employer’s calculation of a retirement gratuity under the Collective Agreement had been correctly done, resulting in the dismissal of the grievance.
Industry recognitionBest Lawyers® in Canada
Labour and Employment LawCanadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Construction Labour Relations