Daniel Eric Gonzalez practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law. He has represented clients—which have included international corporations, as well as small and midsize employers—in a variety of employment lawsuits and advises them on employment matters, such as those involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions.
Daniel has worked with employers facing Title VII discrimination suits brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as FLSA wage and hour and restrictive covenant lawsuits. He has also represented employers in administrative proceedings in the EEOC and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Additionally, Daniel assists with drafting employment policies, including employee handbooks.
Prior to joining Hinshaw, Daniel practiced at a Miami-based labor and employment firm.
During law school, he was an extern for the Honorable Philip R. Lammens, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Daniel also interned for a Miami-based firm, where he assisted with family law matters. A former teaching assistant for both Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy, Daniel was also a member of the legal honor society Phi Delta Phi.
- The Florida Bar
- Labor and Employment Law Section
- Young Lawyers Division
Honors & Awards
- Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2023
- Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2022
- Co-Author, "Workplace safety: What if you want your employees to take a COVID-19 test?" The Miami Herald, November 27, 2020
- Co-Author, "Employer Obligation During Closings and Layoffs: Don't Forget the WARN Act," Daily Business Review, March 27, 2020
- Eighty-Seven Hinshaw Lawyers Recognized in 2023 Editions of Best Lawyers in America and Ones to WatchAugust 18, 2022Two Lawyers Also Honored as "Lawyer of the Year"
- Andrew Gordon and Daniel Gonzalez Discuss Third Circuit Decision Affirming Low Standard for Employers to Deny Employees' Requests for Religious AccommodationsJuly 25, 2022
- Andrew Gordon and Daniel Gonzalez Discuss Mandatory Workplace COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Policies in Miami Herald ArticleNovember 30, 2020
- Religious Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Do Not Include Political, Social, Economic Beliefs, According to EEOC
- Florida Governor DeSantis Wants Florida Legislature to Pass Law Against Federal Vaccine Mandates
- CDC Issues Guidance That Serological Testing of Employees Violates ADA
- EEOC Indicates Testing Employees for COVID-19 Does Not Violate ADA
- Employers Beware: Terminating an Employee with COVID-19 May Violate Several Federal Statutes
- EEOC Petitions the NLRB to Change Legal Test for Considering Whether Employee Racial Outbursts are Protected NLRA Activity
- Eighth Circuit to Decide Viability of Bringing Class Action Claims Under the ADA
- Employee Participation in an Employer-Sponsored Volunteer Program is Not Compensable, DOL Says
Employment Law Observer
- May 11, 2020Insights for Employers
- November 25, 2019
Daniel enjoys traveling and supporting his favorite sports teams.
J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2015
- Articles Editor, Florida Law Review
B.A., Philosophy, History, University of Notre Dame, 2010
- U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida