HOWARD SCHRAGIN is a seasoned labor and employment law attorney. “I enjoy the practice of employment law because it allows me to really help people going through a very difficult period in their life. The balance in our practice also enables me to provide positive impact for employers and employees alike with the goal of creating and maintaining fair and productive workplaces.”

“I handle a wide range of labor and employment matters on behalf of both employees and employers. My extensive experience representing both sides gives me a unique understanding as to where each player is coming from. This background helps me obtain better results for my clients.”

When resolving complicated and sensitive employment disputes, Howard counsels, negotiates, mediates, advocates, and litigates on behalf of his clients. Clients never have to worry where his allegiance lies: it lies with the client he is representing.

Prior to founding Sapir Schragin PLLC, Howard practiced employment law with two prominent employment law firms in New York City. He also worked with two highly regarded boutique employment law firms in New York City and Westchester.

Howard served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department where he litigated employment and civil rights actions brought in federal and state courts against the City of New York, its agencies and employees.

Howard has been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2013 and as one of the Top 25 Westchester County Super Lawyers for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Howard was recognized by “Best Lawyers in America” for Employment Law-Individuals in 2022. Howard has a 10.0 (Superb) rating on AVVO.

He writes and speaks on a wide range of employment law topics. Recent speeches and articles include:

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Areas Of Practice

  • Contract Disputes
  • Disability and Other Leave-Related Issues
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Handbooks and Personnel Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Executive Compensation and Agreements
  • Sexual and Other Harassment
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliation
  • Single Plaintiff, Class and Collective Wage And Hour Claims (Overtime And Unpaid Compensation)
  • Separation/Severance Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Compliance for Employers
  • Wrongful Termination

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee, Co-Chair Labor Arbitration Committee
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council, Westchester Chapter

Community Volunteer Leadership

  • Autism Legal Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 2015 – present
  • Children’s PressLine, Member, Board of Directors, 2007 – 2009
  • Little League Coach

Education

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1997
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1992

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