John H. Haney is a Los Angeles labor and employment attorney, and a member of Holland & Knight's Labor, Employment and Benefits Group.

Mr. Haney represents employers in a variety of matters involving wage and hour compliance, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, leave and reasonable accommodation laws, workers' compensation, employee/independent contractor classification, exempt/nonexempt employee classification, trade secret protection, reductions in force, union matters, internal investigations, executive compensation, benefits, payroll and staffing agency vendors, employment on-boarding, state and federal agency investigations, single-plaintiff actions, class actions, representative actions, and occupational safety and health regulations.

In addition, Mr. Haney regularly handles matters in day-to-day counseling, pre-litigation negotiations, and litigation before state and federal courts, and government agencies such as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB), California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Mr. Haney also conducts training on a variety of topics such as harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention, and drafts employee handbooks, settlement agreements, severance agreements, trade secret protection agreements, arbitration agreements, and other employment agreements and policies.

Also a member of the firm's Native American Law Group, Mr. Haney has advised tribes regarding various employment matters such as the applicability of state and federal employment laws to tribes, and internal investigations.

During law school, Mr. Haney served as an extern for Judge S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and as a student clerk for the Hualapai and Hopi Tribal Appellate Courts. Mr. Haney also served as the president of the UCLA Native American Law Students Association.

Mr. Haney is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and is chair of Holland & Knight's Native American Affinity Group.


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D.
  • Columbia University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • California Indian Law Association, Board of Directors, 2016-2019
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020


Speaking Engagements