Dan Palayew is a partner in the Labour and Employment Group in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Mr. Palayew was recognized as a 2018 and 2019 Acritas Star. In addition, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 (and since 2011) editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour and Employment Law). He was also recognized in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Labour & Employment), as well as the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in three areas of workplace law (Employment Law, Labour Law and Workplace Human Rights).
He regularly advises employers with respect to union organizing and certification, collective bargaining, injunctions, wrongful dismissal actions, employee terminations, harassment, arbitrations, pay equity, human rights, occupational health and safety, workplace safety and insurance and workplace privacy. He also acts as an Investigator and Mediator in complex workplace disputes.
Mr. Palayew has appeared before numerous courts and tribunals, including boards of arbitration, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal.
He is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association. He is the past Eastern Ontario Representative on the Ontario Bar Association Labour Relations Section Executive and the Eastern Ontario Regional Coordinator on the Privacy Law Section Executive. He sat on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Human Resources Professionals Association for many years and chaired the Government Affairs Liaison Committee. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Soloway JCC.
Mr. Palayew has spoken at and chaired numerous conferences and seminars and has published several articles regarding labour and employment law. He has been interviewed on radio and quoted frequently in publications such as The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, the Ottawa Business Journal and Workplace News on employment, labour and privacy issues.