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Richard I. Greenberg

Principal
New York Metro
New York City

P 212-545-4080
F 212-972-3213
Richard.Greenberg@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Richard Greenberg is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He advises both unionized and union-free clients on a full-range of labor and employee relations matters.

With respect to traditional labor matters, Mr. Greenberg represents clients in collective bargaining negotiations, labor disputes, grievances and arbitrations, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and in state and federal court. Mr. Greenberg also advises clients on the legal aspects of remaining union-free. With respect to employee relations matters, Mr. Greenberg has extensive experience assisting clients in numerous industries with the development and maintenance of personnel policies and personnel infrastructures. In this regard, Mr. Greenberg often works on these issues with clients as business needs and culture change as a result of business transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Greenberg regularly advises clients on compliance with the myriad of federal and state employment laws, including the FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA and WARN, as well as new legal developments impacting labor and employment policies and practices.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Lawyer’s Alliance for New York, Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services to Non-profits (2011)
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

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September 11, 2019
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Richard Greenberg Comments on New Sexual Harassment Training Guidelines for Employers in New York

September 11, 2019

Richard Greenberg comments on the new workplace sexual harassment training rules put in place last fall by New York City and State in "Deadline nears for workplace sexual harassment training," published by Crain's New York Business.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 13, 2019
Business Insurance

Richard Greenberg Comments on Liability Exposures from Providing Employee References

August 13, 2019

Richard Greenberg comments on the implications of defamation-related liability stemming from employers providing references in "In the balance: Safety of minors vs. safety from lawsuits," published by Business Insurance. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 9, 2019
Business Insurance

Richard Greenberg Comments on Anti-discrimination legislation approved by New York Legislature

July 9, 2019

Richard Greenberg comments on recently adopted New York laws aimed at combating salary inequality and race discrimination in "New York anti-discrimination law heightens risks for employers," published by Business Insurance. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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September 13, 2019

Top Five Labor Law Developments for August 2019

September 13, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by misclassifying its employees as independent contractors. Velox Express, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 61 (Aug. 29, 2019). Velox engaged drivers classified as independent contractors to transport medical samples to hospitals and... Read More

August 23, 2019

New York Revises Employment Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Adds Accommodation Obligations

August 23, 2019

New York has amended its Human Rights Law to expand protection from employment discrimination for victims of domestic violence. Signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 20, 2019, the new law amends the New York State Human Rights Law with respect to victims of domestic violence. It also requires employers to provide reasonable... Read More

August 15, 2019

Top Five Labor Law Developments for July 2019

August 15, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel’s Division of Advice has found an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it fired an employee based on the mistaken belief that she divulged confidential wage information. Centura, 27-CA-234214 (Adv. Mem. June 24, 2019, released July 16, 2019). As... Read More

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Preparing for New York Paid Family Leave: Are You Ready?

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New York Revises Employment Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Adds Accommodation Obligations
August 26, 2019

New York has amended its Human Rights Law to expand protection from employment discrimination for victims of domestic violence. Signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 20, 2019, the new law amends the New York State Human Rights Law with respect to victims of domestic violence. Read More

New York Adopts Laws Aimed at Combating Salary Inequality and Race Discrimination
June 24, 2019

In the final days of its 2019 Session, the New York State Legislature passed three bills that, respectively, will bar employers from inquiring about applicants’ past salary history, prohibit wage differentials based on protected class status, and ban race discrimination based on an employee’s hair or hairstyle. Governor Andrew M. Read More

By Jonathan L. Bing, Richard I. Greenberg and K. Joy Chin

‘Safe Time’ Amendments to New York City Paid Sick Leave Effective May 5, 2018
May 7, 2018

Amendments to the New York City “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act” (ESTA) went into effect on May 5, 2018. Read More

By Richard I. Greenberg, Brian R. DeShannon and Daniel J. Jacobs