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John S. Ho


New York, NY

(646) 253-2320

(646) 253-2301 fax

Garden City, NY

(516) 267-6300

(516) 267-6301 fax

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York


  • St. John's University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
  • University of Connecticut (B.A., 1992)

John S. Ho

John exclusively represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, with specific experience in wage and hour matters including the FLSA, New York Labor Law, federal and state prevailing wage audits, the Hospitality Wage Order including tip credit, sharing and pooling issues, the Miscellaneous Industries Wage Orders, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Public Employee Safety and Health Act, misclassification of independent contractors, federal and state Department of Labor audits, discrimination claims, workplace investigations and arbitrations. He served as a prosecutor with the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, where he prosecuted numerous FLSA and OSHA cases and was part of the litigation team that recovered approximately $4 million under the FLSA on behalf of New York State Environmental Conservation Officers. While at the Department, John also received a Commendation from OSHA's Regional Administrator for his prosecution of a discrimination complaint under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.

John's practice often includes assisting employers from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit health care agencies with internal wage and hour audits and Labor Department compliance audits including independent contractor issues with New York unemployment filings. He has defended numerous types of employers including a number of national retail stores in the apparel industry, restaurants, non-profits, and public sector employers against dual filed collective actions under the FLSA and the New York Labor Law. John is also a member of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute covering the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

John frequently lectures on FLSA, OSHA and Labor Department audits including before the American Conference Institute, the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Lorman, and the Society for Human Resource Management. He has taught Business and Employment Law at the Pratt Institute and the New School as an adjunct professor. John was a contributing editor to The Fair Labor Standards Act, 2002-2005, Cumulative Supplements published by BNA Books. He served as chapter editor for the 2006-2010 Cumulative Supplements and an associate chapter editor for the 2011-2015 Cumulative Supplements. John also served as a wage and hour track coordinator for the ABA’s 6th and 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference. He was also the author of "Ask the Experts" in HR Now, the Official Publication of the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and co-author of the Construction Safety Software Corporation's Monthly Safety Newsletter from 2009-2011 and has been quoted in the Long Island Business News, Newsday, the Daily Labor Report and the Employment 360