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Orin  Kurtz

Orin Kurtz

Accomplished. Determined. Experienced. We've Recovered Millions of Dollars!
  • Employment Law, Consumer Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • New York
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Biography

Orin Kurtz represents employees in class actions, individual litigation, and contract negotiations. Mr. Kurtz also counsels employers in employment law compliance.

Mr. Kurtz has worked on some of the largest class action settlements in history, and is currently representing over 210,000 employees in a nationwide class action for violation of ERISA (the law governing employee retirement plans such as 401(k) accounts).

Mr. Kurtz has obtained significant recoveries for employees including:

- $5,000,000 recovery against a multinational media company for failure to pay overtime;

- $2,000,000 aggregate recovery for nurses and nursing assistants who were denied overtime pay;

- $1,000,000 recovery for newspaper delivery drivers who were misclassified as independent contractors;

- $850,000 recovery for medical industry salespeople who were misclassified as independent contractors;

- $650,000 recovery for wait staff at the US Open tennis tournament who were denied overtime and subject to unlawful retention of gratuities.

Mr. Kurtz also represents individual employees in all aspects of employment including:

- High-level employees including doctors, dentists, executives, and insurance salespeople in contract negotiations, severance agreements, and post employment litigation for issues regarding non-compete clauses, non-solicitation agreements, discrimination and breach of contract;

- Employees of all levels in issues including failure to pay wages, failure to pay overtime, discrimination in violation of Title VII, the New York City Human Rights Law, and the New York State Human Rights Law, misclassification as an independent contractor, and failure to pay commissions.

Mr. Kurtz also counsels employers on employment law compliance, and employee relations for matters from onboarding to severance. Clients include dental practices, established and startup tech companies, plumbing companies, yoga studios, and food service providers.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Consumer Law
Class Action
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4284790
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Partner
Gardy & Notis, LLP
- Current
Attorney
Abbey Spanier, LLP
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Education
New York Law School
J.D. (2004) | Law
magna cum laude; Graduation Speaker; Executive Articles Editor, New York Law School Law Review
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State University of New York at New Paltz
B.S. (1998) | Jazz/Jazz Studies
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Awards
Superb Rating
Avvo
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2013-2016
Professional Associations
Federal Bar Council
Member
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar  # 4284790
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Employment Law Blog
Gardy & Notis
Employment At Will, A State-By-State Survey (2d Ed.) Regional Editor, Updates 2017-2021
American Bar Association / Bloomberg
Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments, 2010, 2013, 2015
American Bar Association
Abbey Spanier Blog
Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments
American Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Employment Class & Collective Actions, Lawline CLE, New York City
2015-2022
Employment Class & Collective Actions, Marino CLE, John Jay College, New York City
2015-2022
Updates for Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law, Lawline CLE
Employment Class & Collective Actions, National CLE Conference, Vail, Colorado
Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, American Bar Association Midwinter Meeting, Naples, Florida
Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, American Bar Association Midwinter Meeting, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Securities Class Actions, CLE, New York County Lawyers Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Orin Kurtz Website Profile
Blog
Employment Law Blog
Contact & Map
GARDY & NOTIS, LLP
126 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, Tower 56
New York, NY 10022
Cell: (212) 905-0509
NY, USA
Telephone: (212) 889-3700
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