Howard Tarkow's law practice focuses on representing employers on their workplace issues and concerns. For more than 35 years, Howard has advised Maslon's business and nonprofit clients to help them maintain positive employee relations, solve both easy and tough employment and labor problems, and minimize the risk of expensive and disruptive legal claims.
Howard provides timely, service-oriented, cost-effective, and practical advice and counsel. His practice includes representing employers in discrimination, wage & hour, and other administrative proceedings as well as before arbitrators and in court. Howard also represents employers in matters involving unions, including at the collective bargaining table, in grievance and arbitration cases, in matters at the National Labor Relations Board, and in labor campaigns.
Howard regularly provides interesting and creative interactive training programs for clients and their supervisors on anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and a variety of other workplace law issues. He is also a frequent speaker at continuing legal education conferences.
Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award, Twin Cities Cardozo Society, 2016
Notable Practitioner in Minnesota for Labor & Employment, Chambers USA, 2009-2017; cited by Chambers as "wise, measured and widely respected" (2017); "highly regarded for his versatile labor and employment practice" (2016); "particularly well regarded for his work representing employers in front of the NLRB" (2014); "has a broad labor and employment practice" (2013); and "incredibly responsive, open, proactive, and supportive" (2012)
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018-2019
Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 1994, 1997-2018 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)