Howard A. Mavity: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Howard A. Mavity

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Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4204

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Construction Law
  • Drug Testing
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Hospital Law
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Management-Union Relations
 
University Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A., cum laude, 1981
 
Law SchoolVanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN, J.D., 1984
 
Admitted1984, Georgia
 
LanguagesSpanish
 
Biography

Howard Mavity is a partner in the Atlanta office. He co-chairs the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. He draws upon his past business experience in transportation, logistics, construction, and industrial supply to work with clients as a business partner, and focuses on eliminating employee problems by commonsense management. Howard has provided counsel for over 225 occasions of union activity, guided unionized companies, and has managed almost 450 OSHA fatality cases in construction and general industry, ranging from dust explosions to building collapses, in virtually every state. He has coordinated complex inspections involving multi-employer sites, corporate-wide compliance, and issues involving criminal referral. Howard is active in rulemaking and dealings with federal and state OSHA and other agencies. He overseas audits of corporate labor, HR, and safety compliance. He also responds to virtually every type of day-to-day workplace inquiry, and has handled cases before the EEOC, OFCCP, NLRB, and numerous other state and federal agencies. Howard frequently speaks to business associations, bar groups, and professional groups. He also lectures and conducts training for numerous private and governmental employers and speaks at a national MBA program. Howard is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been featured as one of the " Georgia Super Lawyers" in the Atlanta Magazine survey since 2004 and in the 2006 Georgia Trend Magazine, Georgia Legal Elite. In 2013 he was named one of the "50 Most Influential EHS Leaders" by EHS Today. He is also co-editor of the firm's Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog.

Experience

Professional Activities

Howard has been involved with Associated General Contractors of America for over 20 years. He serves on the AGC National Safety Committee and the Georgia and Carolinas AGC Safety Committees. He is involved with AGC Chapters in Kansas City, St. Louis, Houston, Alabama, and Cleveland. He has been one of the three instructors at the AGC's Advanced Safety Management Training Class for over five years. He is also a member of the Charlotte Area Hospitality Association, the ABA-OSHA Section, the NFPA, and various Chambers of Commerce.

News/Media

Is Employee Fatigue the Greatest Problem We Face?
September 13, 2013

Do You Really Know How To Manage An OSHA Inspection?
August 30, 2013

Even When Supervisors Foul Up, OSHA Has to Prove Their Case
August 21, 2013

Why Do Employees Choose to Get Hurt?
August 1, 2013

New Labor Secretary, NLRB Point to More Activist Workplace Regulation
July 19, 2013

Bad Judgment by an Employee? They May Just Not be Getting Enough Sleep
July 19, 2013

Whistleblower Wins $820,000 Settlement Against OSHA
June 21, 2013

Employers Hesitate To Discipline Workers For Safety
June 11, 2013

Why Safety Requires Consistent Discipline
June 5, 2013

The Challenge in Dealing With OSHA in a Multi-Employer Settings
May 20, 2013

Survey Offers a Glimpse Into the Safety Culture of General Contractors
April 15, 2013

Attorney Howard Mavity Discusses Leading and Lagging Indicators and OSHA
April 15, 2013

OSHA Warning: Don't Get Caught in the Trap
March 1, 2013

Sick-Leave Policies for Flu Season and Beyond
January 31, 2013

OSHA: Don't Get Caught in the Trap of Rewarding Employees for Reducing Recordables!
September 10, 2012

Fines For Worker Safety Vary At Midstate Companies
October 21, 2011

Responding to Combined OSHA and DOL Enforcement
April 1, 2011

Panoramic View: Don't Be Caught Unprepared for Pandemic Challenges
September 1, 2009

Paying for Safety: Sizing Up OSHA's Final Rule on Payment for Personal Protective Equipment
January 7, 2008

Screening Out the Walking Lawsuit
August 1, 2006

Newsletter Articles

Do I Have To Treat My Employees Like Kids? Uh... Sometimes
October 1, 2013

Why Would Employees Tease About Nooses In 2013?
June 1, 2013

Cussing Out Your Employee May Get You Sued...By OSHA?
April 1, 2013

Pyrrhic Victories
March 1, 2013

OSHA Compliance For Restaurants
December 1, 2011

UNITE-HERE Ups The Ante Against Hotels
December 1, 2010

The Lucky 13
September 1, 2010

Multiple Embarrassing OSHA Citations: The Next Union Organizing Tactic?
June 1, 2010

Presentations

Safety Apps, Whistleblowers and Social Media
AGC National Safety Committee - Denver, CO
July 10-12, 2013

Advanced Legal Issues In "Keeping Them Safe"
Georgia ASSE One Day Professional Development Conference
May 13, 2013

Risk Management Is More Than Safety
The Association of Union Contractors (TAUC) Safety & Health Committee Meeting- Greensboro, GA
May 6, 2013

Risk Management Is More Than Safety
National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) - Myrtle Beach, S.C.
April 27, 2013

Safety Leadership Conference - Washington, D.C.
April 24-25, 2013

Construction Safety Incentives and Issues Forum
ASSE Regional Conference - Birmingham, AL
April 4, 2013
OSHA is only the Appetizer - Legal Issues Associated With Safety
Missouri Builders Association - 2013 Midwest Construction Safety Conference - Kansas City
March 14-15, 2013

The ADA, Whistleblowers and Safety; and Criminal and Civil Exposure Associated With Safety
CHRM/F&P - HR & Safety Conference - Atlanta, GA
February 21, 2013

Interaction of OSHA and HR
Concord NC SHRM Presentation - Statesville, NC
February 1, 2013

Employment Law and Safety For The Ginner and Warehouse Operator
SE Ginners Association
January 24, 2013

Legislative and Safety/Legal Updates
AGC Safety & Health Conference -Tampa, Florida
January 15, 2013

New OSHA Developments
Georgia Safety, Health & Environmental Conference - Savannah, GA
September 13, 2012

America's Safest Companies Conference -Chicago, IL
September 12, 2012

Associated Wire Rope & Fabricators - Spring Meeting - Atlanta
What's Happening With OSHA, Labor and Employment Law?
April 22 - 25, 2012
CEO's Best Practices for Safety & Employment - Albany, GA
March 7, 2012

Common Safety Lapses Produce Growing Number of Large OSHA Penalties - Webinar
October 27, 2011

HR's Crucial Role in Safety Management - Concord, NC
March 30, 2011

Labor, Employment & OSHA Update for CEO's and Executives
Construction Executives Annual Meeting (CEA), Cleveland, Ohio
2011

Labor & Employment Changes That Will Rock Your World
AGC Georgia, Members First Meeting, Augusta, GA
2011

Safety & Employment Law Update and "Safety is More than Risk Management
AGC National National Safety Committee Meeting New Orleans
2011

Safety, Risk Management & Labor Update
AGC/Affinity, Phoenix, AZ
2011

Labor Considerations In Preparing For The 2012 DNC Convention
Charlotte Hospitality Association (CAHA), Charlotte, NC
2011

Labor Law For The Safety Professional; and HR's Role In Safety Management
Carolinas AGC - Annual Safety & HR Conferences
2011

Labor & HR Issues For The Safety Professional
AGC Georgia Annual Safety Conference Gwinnett County
2011

Essential Labor & Employment Law For The Safety Professional
Charlotte Regional Safety School, Charlotte, Keynote Speech
2011

Labor Challenges in 2011
AGC Georgia Members First Meeting, Dalton, Georgia
April 12, 2011

Challenges Under OSHA's New Crane Standard
AGC National, Washington, D.C., Federal Contractors Conference
2011

Construction Management Under New Labor & Safety Challenges
AGC Colorado, Annual safety Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Denver, Keynote Speech
2011

Secrets From CEO's For Effective Safety Management
N.C. State Safety Conference, Greensboro, AGC Luncheon Keynote Speech
2011

Excellence in Manufacturing: Safety, HR and Labor Issues
Manufacturer & Foundry Summit, Pennsylvania
2011

Zurich - Construction Roundtable
New Orleans, Managing OSHA Inspections and Managing All Aspects of Risk: Safety, HR and Labor
2011

Community

Howard is active in the Atlanta Area Boy Scouts, the Marist School, various Hispanic outreach efforts, and his Church. He has coached and participated in adult and children's baseball, cross-country, and karate programs. He mentored Georgia Tech students.

 
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EEOC Going For More Systemic Investigations In 2014; Sound Familiar?
Howard A. Mavity, February 14, 2014
An EEOC “systemic” investigation can be as miserable as a class action lawsuit for employers. As we have discussed before, the EEOC has encouraged its management and investigators to scrutinize single claimant EEOC charges for possible expansion to an burdensome corporate wide...

OSHA Concerns For 2014?
Howard A. Mavity, February 14, 2014
Allen Smith, J.D., the manager of workplace law content for SHRM. ( @SHRMlegaleditor) recently asked three attorneys, including me, to set out our wishes and cautions for OSHA in 2014, and then wrote a good (and short!) article. My responses are below, along with some comments from some...

OSHA Might Just Be a Grocery Store's Biggest Employment Exposure
Howard A. Mavity, February 14, 2014
Most retail employers, even large companies with hundreds of branches, do not much worry about being inspected by OSHA; let alone cited. It’s not that these employers are disinterested in their employees’ safety, it’s just that they have rarely experienced and OSHA visit, and with...



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