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Howard Lavin


New York
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Howard has a lengthy and vast history of representing employers in all aspects of employment and labor matters. He is well-versed in his clients' HR needs, with a proven track record of mitigating risk for clients and limiting their exposure to potentially costly claims.

Howard‘s risk-management approach has assisted employers in:

•  Creating "virtual" human resources departments
•  Reviewing and drafting personnel policies and procedures
•  Implementing management and supervisor training
•  Creating NLRB-compliant social media policies
•  Implementing COVID-19 workplace protocols

He advises clients on a variety of workplace issues, and has represented employers when necessary in both federal and state courts on matters including:

•  Discipline and discharge matters
•  Discrimination claims
•  Harassment claims
•  Wage and hour disputes
•  Labor and employment ramifications of mergers and acquisitions
•  Arbitrations
•  Severance and retention packages

Howard's experience also includes navigating:

•  Company downsizings
•  Mergers and acquisitions

He also presents and writes frequently about labor and employment law topics, staying abreast of the latest trends that impact his peers and clients.

Howard's clients include a wide variety of industries:

•  Insurance
•  Entertainment
•  Health Care
•  Finance
•  Manufacturing
•  Not-for-Profit organizations (outside counsel)

Thompson Coburn Publications

New in New York City in 2024: Workers' Bill of Rights Notice and Posting Requirement

Upcoming New York Wage and Hour Changes

New York Employment Law Update: NDAs Involving Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation


Farewell 2023; Hello 2024: Employment Law Updates


Co-authored, "2024 Employment Leave Laws in Illinois, New York, California, and Minnesota,"
Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin, March 2024

New York Poised to Prohibit Non-Competes,
Co-author, June 22, 2023

NLRB General Counsel Joins the Fray Over Use of Non-Competes,
Co-author, June 2, 2023

NLRB Continues to Put the Squeeze on Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses,
Co-author, March 24, 2023

NLRB Limits Non-Disparagement and Non-Disclosure Clauses in Separation Agreements,
Co-author, February 23, 2023

New York State Releases Proposed Changes to Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy,
Co-author, January 30, 2023

NY Enacts Law Expanding Worker Rights Posting Requirements,
Co-author, January 18, 2023

FTC Proposes Sweeping Ban on Non-Competes,
Co-author January 9, 2023


Implication of Working from Home Panel Discussion,
2022 AMCOMP Fall Meeting, November 3, 2022