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Richard Greiffenstein


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Richard Greiffenstein is an Associate in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Additionally, he regularly provides preventive advice to employers and assists them in drafting employment-related policies, handbooks, and agreements.

During the course of his career, Mr. Greiffenstein has represented corporate clients in state and federal courts, domestic and international arbitration forums, and before various administrative agencies. He has also represented professional employer organizations (PEOs), providing them with counseling on best practices, regulatory issues, and specific employment claims. Mr. Greiffenstein has worked extensively with in-house legal counsel and human resource professionals to investigate allegations of non-compliance with state, federal, and international employment laws and regulations, in both English and Spanish. He has also provided management training on topics including employee discipline, social media, leaves and accommodations, independent contractor misclassification, and wage and hour compliance.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Board Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Member
  • The Florida Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section Member
  • The State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section Member





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June 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q2 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

June 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the second quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

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July 28, 2017

Minneapolis Minimum Wage to Reach $15 an Hour by 2024

July 28, 2017

All employers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, must pay their employees at least $15.00 an hour by July 1, 2024, under a minimum wage ordinance approved by the Minneapolis City Council on June 30, 2017. The ordinance applies to anyone who works in Minneapolis for any amount of time. The ordinance will be implemented under a tiered phase-in... Read More

June 7, 2017

Minneapolis and Saint Paul Sick and Safe Leave Ordinances Effective July 1

June 7, 2017

The Minneapolis Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance and the Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance will go into effect on July 1, 2017, as scheduled. On May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the state preemption bill passed by the Minnesota legislature. The bill would have prevented local governments from adopting... Read More

April 27, 2017

Preliminary Rules Released for Minneapolis and Saint Paul Sick Leave Ordinances

April 27, 2017

The City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul have issued their preliminary rules regarding their respective safe and sick leave ordinances, which are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2017. These preliminary rules provide additional clarity and guidance on how the ordinances will be interpreted and applied. The Minneapolis... Read More

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Here’s a Tip, Minnesota: Discharging Employees for Refusing to Share Gratuities is Prohibited
October 17, 2017

Discharging an employee for refusing to share tips is illegal under the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA), according to the Supreme Court of Minnesota.  Burt v. Rackner, Inc., 2017 Minn. LEXIS 629 (Minn. Oct. Read More