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Daniel D. Barker


P 608-807-5273
F 608-260-0058


Daniel D. Barker is a Principal in the Madison, Wisconsin, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Barker represents employers in all labor and employment law matters. He has successfully defended clients in discrimination claims before courts and administrative agencies, as well as worked with employers to find creative and cost-effective solutions to their most difficult labor and employment-related legal challenges.

His experience includes guiding employers through union-related challenges and all traditional labor matters, including strikes, collective bargaining, arbitrations, organizing campaigns, elections, and cases before the National Labor Relations Board; defending employers as lead counsel in employment discrimination and harassment cases, including complex class action and high-profile discrimination cases; counseling and advising employers on performance management, disciplinary and discharge decisions, reductions in force, disability law compliance issues, internal investigations, and enforceability of post-employment restrictive covenants; helping employers comply with state and federal wage and hour requirements, including collective action matters and investigations involving administrative agencies; training supervisors and managers to implement and administer proper harassment and fair employment policies and practices.

Honors and Recognitions

  • American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Contract Law
Best Lawyers Award Badge
Legal 500 Recommended Attorney

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Dane County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

June 16, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Earns Top-Tier Ranking in 2016 Legal 500

June 16, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 16, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in the Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations category in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States.  The firm was also recommended in the Immigration, Labor... Read More

March 24, 2016
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Daniel Barker Comments on DOL's 'Persuader' Rule

March 24, 2016

Daniel Barker comments on the DOL's 'persuader' rule in "New federal rule aims to shed light on anti-union campaigns," published by The Daily Reporter. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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April 21, 2017

Dues Checkoff Revocations May Be Valid in Wisconsin Despite Federal Court Ruling

April 21, 2017

A Wisconsin federal court has invalidated a key provision in Wisconsin’s Right to Work law that gave employees the right to cancel deduction of union dues from their paychecks. Int’l Ass’n of Machinists v. Allen, et al., No. 16-CV-77 (W.D. Wis. Dec. 28, 2016). However, there still are a number of National Labor Relations Board decisions... Read More

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NLRB Reverses Course, Permits Employer Unilateral Changes
February 1, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board has restored the right of unionized employers to implement changes that are consistent with past practice (as long as the change does not materially vary in kind or degree from past changes), even if that practice developed under a management rights clause in a collective bargaining agreement that has Read More