Experienced New York Labor and Employment Law Firm Protects Clients’ Interests
Accomplished attorney delivers robust representation for workers and collective bargaining units
Gardy & Notis, LLP is a New York labor and employment law firm that is dedicated to fighting for your rights in the workplace. My name is Orin Kurtz, and for almost 20 years I have successfully represented employees against companies large and small in a variety of employment and labor lawsuits. I represent clients throughout New York state and am available to take on cases nationwide.
Strong legal advocacy to confront wage and hour law compliance issues
Far too often, employers take advantage of hardworking, honest employees by refusing to pay a fair and lawful wage. In New York, overtime law requires that employers pay non-exempt employees time-and-a-half for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek, or 44 hours in a payroll week for residential employees. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) also establishes rules for employers that deal with overtime pay, minimum wage and recordkeeping.
You are entitled to compensation for the time you work, and my firm helps clients with matters such as:
- Wage and hour law compliance — You have the right to seek fair compensation when an employer doesn’t follow the law by failing to pay overtime, refusing to pay minimum wage, neglecting to allow proper rest or meal breaks, or employee misclassification.
- Tip pooling — I represent clients in cases where employers illegally distribute pooled tips to non-service employees, thus cheating workers out of their earned wages.
- Investigations — My firm has led investigations into nationwide employers like Wolfgang Puck and Brookstone for failing to pay service charges to employees and failing to reimburse staff for skipped break periods.
Don’t allow your employer to take advantage of your strong work ethic. I can help make sure you are being paid for your efforts.
Capable guidance through disputes over unfair labor practices
Unfair labor practices are actions by unions or employers that are illegal according to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). For example, the NLRA makes it unlawful for employers to:
- Interfere with an employee’s right to organize or join a union
- Discriminate against employees who support labor unions
- Refuse to engage in good faith collective bargaining
- Retaliate against employees who file complaints with or cooperate with the NLRB
Collective bargaining negotiations between employers and labor unions can be challenging processes. I have over 17 years of experience helping both sides come together by understanding their goals, drafting proposals and employing strong negotiation strategies. I can also review employee manuals and handbooks for businesses from both a legal and human relations standpoint.
Speak with an experienced New York employment law attorney today
At Gardy & Notis, LLP, I help clients in New York and nationwide with labor and employment law issues. If an employer isn’t treating you fairly, you don’t have to wait for things to get better. Call my office today at 917-997-7634 or contact me online to schedule a confidential case evaluation.