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Daniel V. Yager is a founding partner in the law firm of McGuiness & Yager LLP and has been involved in the legislative arena in Washington since 1976. The firm is unique in that it not only represents management in all phases of employment law, it manages several associations of Fortune 500 companies actively involved in shaping employment laws and policies at the national level.
Mr. Yager has been involved in labor legislation in both the public and private sectors throughout his career. He currently serves as President and General Counsel for the HR Policy Association, a public policy advocacy organization that represents chief human resource officers of over 350 Fortune 500 companies employing more than 20 million people.
Mr. Yager’s public-sector experience includes serving six years on the minority staff of the House Education and Labor Committee, the last three of which as Minority Counsel. During that time, he was the principal House Republican staff member on the enactment of the Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification (WARN) Act, and consideration of the anti-dual shop and family and medical leave bills. His responsibilities for the minority also included the National Labor Relations Act, workers’ compensation, and juvenile justice assistance.
Prior to joining the committee staff, Mr. Yager served as Legislative Staff Director for Rep. Marge Roukema (R-NJ) from 1981-1982. From 1976 to 1980, Mr. Yager served as Legislative Assistant for the San Diego County Washington Office.
A recognized expert on labor law, he has appeared on a number of television shows, including “The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour” and “The Today Show”, and has authored several books: NLRB: Agency in Crisis, a book that provides an in-depth examination of the National Labor Relations Board and proposes an overhaul of its procedures; Loading the Scales: The Proposal to Overturn the Mackay Doctrine, a book comprehensively examining the issue of whether employers should continue to be able to hire permanent strike replacements; and Has Labor Law Failed?, a monograph examining congressional oversight of and proposed amendments to the National Labor Relations Act.
In 2014, Mr. Yager was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the organization where individuals of distinction in human resources are recognized for exceptional professional achievement. Mr. Yager is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1975. He is a member of the D.C. Bar and the California State Bar.