Richard I. Greenberg

Richard I. Greenberg: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
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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)

In the News

April 24, 2018

Brian Lewis, Susan Corcoran and Richard Greenberg Author Massachusetts Adjusts Limits on Criminal History Inquiries

Brian Lewis, Susan Corcoran and Richard Greenberg author Massachusetts Adjusts Limits on Criminal History Inquiries, published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article

March 21, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Attorneys Recognized by JD Supra's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 21, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce JD Supra has recognized the firm and three of its attorneys in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes top authors and firms that produced content read by C-suite executives, in-...

January 19, 2018

Richard Greenberg Discusses Employee Meal and Rest Break Laws

Richard Greenberg discusses federal and state meal and rest break compliance in Are Employers Required to Give Workers Meal and Rest Breaks? published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article


February 14, 2019

Top Five Labor Law Developments for January 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reinstated its pre-2014 standard for determining whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee. SuperShuttle DFW, Inc., 367 NLRB No. 75 (Jan. 25, 2019). The NLRB determined that the employer’s shuttle van drivers were not employees, but independent contractors. Thus, they...

February 1, 2019

New York Legislative Update - 2019 Starts With a Roar

The New York State Legislature gaveled in for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session on January 9, 2019, with Democrats in control of all three chambers of New York State government for the first time since the 2008-2009 session. As expected, the Democrats are flexing their muscles and progressive legislation traditionally stalled in a...

January 28, 2019

Employer Use of Criminal Records of Applicants Limited in U.S. Virgin Islands

All public and private employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, regardless of size, are barred from asking applicants to disclose information on an arrest that did not result in a conviction or in which the conviction was dismissed or sealed. Act No. 8134, which amends Title 24 of the Virgin Islands Code Chapter 17, broadly prohibits...


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

When September 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

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

When September 6, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.


Disability, Leave & Health Management
‘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.

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

Pay Equity Advisor Blog
Localities and the Salary History Ban: Next Stop, Westchester County, New York
April 17, 2018

New York’s Westchester County is the latest locality to adopt legislation prohibiting employers from asking prior salary histories of a prospective employee.

By Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Jonathan L. Bing, Bradley M. Pryba and Thomas Petriccione

Wage and Hour
Are Employers Willing to Risk Getting PAID?
April 11, 2018

Last month, the DOL announced the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program (“PAID”), a self-auditing program designed to encourage employers to uncover and voluntarily report potential minimum wage and overtime violations and avoid the risk of penalties or liquidated damages that would be imposed if the Agency discovered the violat

By Richard I. Greenberg and Craig S. Roberts

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity
  • Wage and Hour
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212-545-4080  Phone
(212) 972-3213  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., 1992
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
2011, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1998, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1996, New York
Birth Information:

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