Daniel Wong

PartnerWeirFoulds LLPEmployment

Daniel advises employers on all aspects of employment and labour relations including employee hiring and terminations, employment standards compliance, unfair practice and human rights complaints, and the development and execution of initiatives and policies. He represents employers before the courts on wrongful dismissal and provincial offence matters, and before administrative tribunals on rights arbitration, employment standards issues, human rights complaints, health and safety investigations and workers' compensation appeals. Daniel also conducts employment compliance audits on behalf of employers.

Daniel advises employers on all aspects of employment and labour relations including employee hiring and terminations, employment standards compliance, unfair practice and human rights complaints, and the development and execution of initiatives and policies. He represents employers before the courts on wrongful dismissal and provincial offence matters, and before administrative tribunals on rights arbitration, employment standards issues, human rights complaints, health and safety investigations and workers’ compensation appeals. Daniel also conducts employment compliance audits on behalf of employers.

Prior to joining WeirFoulds, Daniel practised at a large management-side boutique employment and labour law firm and a large North American full-service business law firm. Daniel also worked in-house as Employment Counsel and Privacy Manager at one of the largest national restaurant chains. As such, he is attuned to the needs of his clients as he was faced with their issues and challenges as part of this role.

Education

  • Queen's University, LL.B. , 2001
  • Queen's University, M.I.R., 1998
  • Queen's University, B.Comm. (Hons.), 1997

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2001

Experience

  • A Canadian multinational specialty pharmaceutical company on employment matters in connection with the $425 million acquisition of certain dermatology assets
  • A Canadian industrial chemicals and services provider on employment matters in connection with the $420 million acquisition of another industrial chemicals and services provider
  • A U.S. product-design software company on employment matters in connection with the $293 million acquisition of a Canadian application lifecycle management solutions provider
  • A U.S. telecom and data product manufacturer on employment matters in connection with the acquisition of a Canadian communications software solutions provider
  • A dental products manufacturer on employment and workers' compensation matters in connection with an internal reorganization
  • Employment law and HR-practices audits for Canadian subsidiaries of multinational companies
  • A major public transit system at arbitration and successfully upholding the suspension of a driver for unsafe driving

Associations

  • Ontario Bar Association (including the Workers' Compensation Section)
  • Board of Directors – Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
  • Canadian Bar Association