This program, presented by employment attorney Orin Kurtz, will address wage-and-hour class and collective actions. Among the topics Mr. Kurtz will address are claims that are ideally suited for collective or class treatment, how to spot a class or collective action, requirements for certification of a class or collective action, and hot topics in class and collective actions including recent decisions relating to class action waivers. Mr. Kurtz will also provide a basic overview of wage and hour law, with a discussion of common class actions in the employment context. Lastly, he will explore the mechanics and procedure of filing, prosecuting, and defending class action suits in federal court.
Orin Kurtz has represented employees, consumers and investors in class and collective actions since 2004. He has obtained notable settlements in class and collective actions on behalf of employees, including a collective action against a multinational media company for failure to pay overtime that resulted in a $5,000,000 aggregate settlement.
Mr. Kurtz is a frequent speaker at national employment law conventions and has spoken at the American Bar Association Employment Rights & Responsibilities midwinter meeting, the National CLE Conference in Vail, Colorado, and at local CLEs in New York.