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Brian Greben

Brian Greben

The Law Office of Brian L. Greben
  • Employment Law
  • New York
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Biography

I am an attorney specializing in the representation of employees and employers in labor disputes, including wage, overtime and tip litigation. My clients include workers asserting claims against businesses for unpaid overtime and tips, as well as restaurateurs, business owners, and other employers in need of defense from litigation alleging labor and employment violations. I also represent businesses in unemployment insurance proceedings, and OATH hearings and tribunals. My areas of expertise include negligence and insurance litigation. I represent individuals and businesses in property damage and personal injury matters. I provide coverage opinions and represent insurers in coverage litigation involving many different types of insurance, including bodily injury, property damage, disability, construction, lead paint, automobile, first-party property and personal injury. I defend insurance companies from direct claims by both insured and injured parties.

Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Up to 90 minutes.
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending upon the specifics of the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Owner
The Law Office of Brian L. Greben
- Current
Attorney
Marshall Conway & Bradley PC
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Attorney
Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
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Partner
Marcus & Greben
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Assistant Counsel
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
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Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Honors: Notes Editor, Cardozo Women's Law Journal
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Montclair State University
B.A. (1992) | Philosophy
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Honors: Honor's Program, Dean's List
Activities: Class 1 Concerts
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Walworth Barbour American International School of Israel
High School Diploma (1988)
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Awards
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2015, 2016, 2017
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Current
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New York State Bar  # 2750974
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Changes to The New York Labor Law Regarding: a) Differentials in Rates of Pay Because of Sex; and b) Restrictions on Employees’ Ability to Discuss Compensation
Greben Legal Blog
NY Restaurants – Summary of New Limits Re: Wages & Tip Credits
Greben Legal Blog
Determining the Role of Psychological Bonding in New York Foster Care Law
Cardozo Women's Law Journal
Websites & Blogs
Website
Brian Greben Legal Website
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered
Q. I have a swollen knee. I asked my boss if I can work from home and he said “he prefers me to come to the office”
A: You quite possibly have a disability discrimination case, depending upon how "reasonable" your request to work from home was. Probably more important, however, is the fact that you haven't been paid OT in 3 years. If you are a nonexempt employee, and are therefore entitled to overtime, you are probably owed twice the underpayment, as well as possible statutory damages and attorneys fees. You should contact an attorney to discuss this.
Q. In NEW YORK, can my restaurant employer withhold my check and tips to pay for a window I accidentally cracked?
A: The short answer is no, they cannot. If they dock your compensation to pay for the cracked window they are making an unlawful deduction.
Q. If I speak out loud to myself and no direct a comment to someone at work is that harrassment
A: It probably depends on what you were saying.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Brian L. Greben
316 Great Neck Rd
Great Neck, NY 11021
Telephone: (516) 304-5357
Fax: (516) 726-8425