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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.

Education
New York Law School
J.D.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Graduation Speaker
Activities: Executive Articles Editor, New York Law School Law Review
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State University of New York at New Paltz
B.S.
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Professional Experience
Partner
Gardy & Notis, LLP
Current
Attorney
Abbey Spanier, LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Gardy & Notis Employment Blog
Employment At Will, A State-By-State Survey (2d Ed.) Regional Editor, 2021 Update
American Bar Association / Bloomberg
Employment At Will, A State-By-State Survey (2d Ed.) Regional Editor, 2020 Update
American Bar Association / Bloomberg
Employment At Will, A State-By-State Survey (2d Ed.) Regional Editor, 2019 Update
American Bar Association / Bloomberg
Employment At Will, A State-By-State Survey (2d Ed.) Regional Editor, 2018 Update
American Bar Association / Bloomberg
Employment At Will, A State-By-State Survey (2d Ed.) Regional Editor, 2017 Update
American Bar Association / Bloomberg
American Bar Association 2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments
American Bar Association
Abbey Spanier Blog
American Bar Association 2010 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments
American Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Securities Class Actions--CLE, New York County Lawyers Association
2016 National CLE Conference, Vail, Colorado
Lawline CLE, 2015-2022, New York City
Marino CLE, 2015-2022, John Jay College, New York City
American Bar Association Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting, Naples, Florida
American Bar Association Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 4284790
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4284790
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
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, Consumer Arbitration
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
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