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Daniel Shields

Partner

Assistant

Carolyn McDonagh

Bio

Dan is a founding member of SOM LLP, and the firm’s senior partner. Dan was called to the Ontario bar in 1983 and graduated with the Gold Medal from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Dan has spent more than 30 years acting for and advising businesses in labour and employment matters. He has extensive experience in negotiating and administering collective agreements in a wide range of unionized workplaces. Dan has particular expertise in the specialized field of construction industry labour relations in the province of Ontario. He has also represented management in professional sports, as well as a number of First Nations employers.

An experienced litigator, Dan regularly appears before grievance arbitrators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, and Ontario’s Courts, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, on matters ranging from wrongful dismissal to strikes and picketing. Dan provides practical advice on the labour and employment implications of business transactions and acts for multinational clients in Canada. A leading authority in the field, Dan is engaged to speak at conferences on a national and international basis and is a past member of the Editorial Board of the Employment and Labour Law Reporter.

Before founding SOM LLP, Dan was a partner in a national law firm and later, a prominent Toronto litigation boutique. Dan is an avid guitarist and lends his talents to the firm’s annual LIFE fundraiser in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and World Vision. He is from Hamilton, Ontario.

Cases

FCI Concrete Forming Inc. v. Buttcon Limited (Appeal)

(2018)

Ontario Court of Appeal

2018 ONCA 268

http://canlii.ca/t/hr2g7

Bain v. UBS Securities Canada Inc. (Appeal)

(2018)

Ontario Court of Appeal

2018 ONCA 190

http://canlii.ca/t/hqls5

Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada, Local 1 v. Limen Group Ltd.

(2017)

Ontario Labour Relations Board

2017 CanLII 6322

http://canlii.ca/t/gxgq4

FCI Concrete Forming Inc. v. Buttcon Ltd.

(2017)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

[2017] O.J. No. 2813

http://canlii.ca/t/h4223

Guzzo v. Randazzo et al

(2017)

Ontario Divisional Court

2017 ONSC 1845

http://canlii.ca/t/h4jdr

Bain v. UBS Securities Canada Inc.

(2016)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

2016 ONSC 5362

http://canlii.ca/t/gw54b

Guzzo v. Randazzo et al

(2015)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

2015 ONSC 6936

http://canlii.ca/t/gmg59

Carillion Services (WOHC) Inc. v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 145 (Bascevan Grievance)

(2014)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2014] O.L.A.A. No. 189

The Royal Ontario Museum Curatorial Association v. Superintendent of Financial Services, The Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Public Service Employees Union, and Service Employees International Union, Local 2

(2013)

Financial Services Tribunal

2013 ONFST 9

http://canlii.ca/t/g0hz6

Thurtle v. William Osler Health Centre

(2013)

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

2013 HRTO 795

http://canlii.ca/t/fxggv

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. Drew Road, Mississauga v. United Food Commercial Workers International Union 1000A

(2013)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2013] O.L.A.A. No. 106

Ramlal v. Metro Ontario Inc.

(2012)

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

2012 HRTO 790

http://canlii.ca/t/fr2t7

Fearman’s Pork, Inc. v. United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 175 (Barit Grievance)

(2012)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2012] O.L.A.A. No. 88

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 175 (Williams Grievance)

(2012)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2012] O.L.A.A. No. 376

Carillion Services v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 942

(2011)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2011] O.L.A.A. No. 109

Royal Ontario Museum v. Service Employees International Union (Brewery, General & Professional Workers’ Union), Local 2 (Policy Grievance)

(2011)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2011] O.L.A.A. No. 292

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, Poultry Division v. United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 1000A (Kocyigit Grievance)

(2011)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2011] O.L.A.A. No. 541

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. v. Schneider Employees’ Assn. (Williams Grievance)

(2010)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2010] O.L.A.A. No. 19

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. v. Schneider Employees’ Assn. (Ref. 3-2009-85 Grievance)

(2010)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2010] O.L.A.A. No. 475

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. (Brantford, Ontario) v. United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 175 (Beloy Grievance)

(2010)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2010] O.L.A.A. No. 713

Hazel v. Ainsworth Engineered Corp.

(2009)

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

2009 HRTO 2180

http://canlii.ca/t/27ddl

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. v. Schneider Employees’ Assn. (Mikel Grievance)

(2008)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2008] O.L.A.A. No. 165

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. v. Schneider Employees’ Assn. (Contracting Out Grievance)

(2008)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2008] O.L.A.A. No. 272

Rodrigues v. Powell

(2007)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

2007 CanLII 29343

http://canlii.ca/t/1s8j4

Decision No. 2018/04

(2007)

Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

2007 ONWSIAT 728

http://canlii.ca/t/1rx2m

Maple Leaf Pork, a Division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. v. United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 175 (T.P. Grievance)

(2007)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2007] O.L.A.A. No. 372

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 175

(2007)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2007] O.L.A.A. No. 437

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. v. Schneider Employees’ Assn. (Lakoseljac Grievance)

(2007)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2007] O.L.A.A. No. 465

Taggart v. Canadian Life Assurance Co.

(2005)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

2005 CanLII 3220

http://canlii.ca/t/1jrt6

National Automobile, Aerospace Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada Local No. 27 v. London Machinery Inc.

(2004)

Ontario Divisional Court

2004 CanLII 33365

http://canlii.ca/t/1hzzz

Quebecor World Islington, a division of Quebecor Printing Inc. v. Graphic Communications International Union, Local 500M (Campbell Grievance)

(2004)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2004] O.L.A.A. No. 320

Royal Ontario Museum v. Ontario Public Service Employees Union (Collective Agreement Grievance)

(2001)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[2001] O.L.A.A. No. 426

Deverell v. Toronto Star Newspaper Ltd.

(2001)

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

[2001] O.J. No. 945

Toronto Colony Hotel and Hotel Employees Restaurant Employees Union, Local 75 (Lee Grievance)

(1999)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[1999] O.L.A.A. No. 83

Decision No. 1138/97

(1998)

Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

1998 CanLII 17209

http://canlii.ca/t/1ztf5

Decision No. 1138/97

(1998)

Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

1998 CanLII 17209

http://canlii.ca/t/1ztf5

Graphic Communications International Local 100M v. Quebecor Printing Inc. (Dickinson Grievance)

(1997)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[1997] O.L.A.A. No. 463

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America (Teamsters Local Union No 419) v Steinberg Inc. (Miracle Food Mart Division)

(1995)

Ontario Labour Relations Board

1995 CanLII 9919

http://canlii.ca/t/flq3w

Gordon v. Abbott Laboratories Ltd.

(1995)

Ontario Divisional Court

1995 CanLII 7286

http://canlii.ca/t/1w5k9

Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada Ltd. v. Human Rights Commission (Ont.)

(1993)

Ontario Divisional Court

1993 CanLII 8616

http://canlii.ca/t/g16pm

Labourers International Union of North America, Local 837 v. Peter Kiewit Sons Co. Ltd.

(1991)

Ontario Labour Relations Board

1991 CanLII 6141

http://canlii.ca/t/2bhxx

Bakery Glaco (Ecko Canada Inc.) and C.A.W., Loc. 124, Re

(1991)

Ontario Labour Arbitration

[1991] O.L.A.A. No. 79

Delhi Industries Inc. (c.o.b. Sheldons Engineering) (Re)

(1990)

Ontario Employment Standards Adjudication Decisions

[1990] O.E.S.A.D. No. 188

Caterpillar of Canada Ltd. v. National Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers Union of Canada (Local Union No. 252)

(1989)

Ontario Labour Relations Board

1989 CanLII 3013

http://canlii.ca/t/27sn3


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