Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

Focus areas

Collections, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law – Employee, Employment Law – Employer, Labor Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

Kenneth J. Katz serves as a principal at Katz Melinger PLLC, a law firm based in New York City. His primary focus within the legal field is labor and employment law, where he offers legal representation to both businesses and employees across the region, handling various related issues. Mr. Katz frequently assists clients dealing with wage and hour disputes arising from the Fair Labor Standards Act or New York state labor laws. Additionally, he manages litigation cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Beyond employment matters, he boasts extensive expertise in real estate transactions, spanning from commercial leases to residential sales and purchases.

During his undergraduate years, Mr. Katz attended the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2000. Subsequently, he pursued his Juris Doctor degree, graduating cum laude from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2003. While in law school, Mr. Katz served as an associate editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal.

Following his graduation, Mr. Katz worked for nearly two years as an attorney with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, an agency specializing in child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services, before transitioning to private practice. He has been a member of his current law firm since January 2013. Mr. Katz is admitted to practice in all New York and New Jersey state courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York, along with the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He actively participates in the New York County Lawyers Association.

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