Leon Greenberg, Esq.
Law Clerk Ruthann ("Ranni") Gonzalez is a 2021 summa cum laude graduate of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and expected 2021 admittee to the State Bar of Nevada.
Leon Greenberg Attorney at Law
2965 South Jones Boulevard # E-3
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
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Leon Greenberg graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1992 with a Juris Doctor Degree from New York Law School. He was awarded a full tuition merit scholarship and received the Trustees' Prize for achieving the highest four year grade point average of all evening division students. Unlike most attorneys, he supported himself by working full time as a law clerk while attending law school at night. He is licensed to practice law in New York, Nevada, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and the Federal Courts. He is a member of the Nevada Justice Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Justice Association, the Clark County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Lawyer's Guild, and the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Leon Greenberg earned a Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies from the Harry Van Arsdale School at Empire State College of the State University of New York. He has also earned a certificate in Labor and Industrial Relations from the Cornell University-New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He earned those degrees while employed full time and attending school at night. He has supported himself by working as a taxi driver, a busboy, a messenger, a file clerk, a factory worker and a legal assistant, among other things. He is a former Teamster and spent over ten years employed full-time as an industrial, service, and office worker prior to his admission to the bar, and has devoted his law practice to representing workers. He is a strong supporter of the union movement and employee rights and does not, and never has, represented employers.
Leon Greenberg, unlike many of the attorneys who handle overtime or other wage collection cases as part of their personal injury or general litigation practice, has handled precedent setting cases involving the wage payment rights of workers. He has not only fought successfully for his clients for over two decades, he has "made the law" and fought to establish the law on employee wage payment rights. Those precedent setting cases include:
Thomas v. Nevada Yellow Cab, 327 P.3d 518 (Nevada Supreme Court 2014) - This case, won by a narrow 4-3 margin, reversed several trial court decisions and found that the minimum wage provided for in Nevada's State Constitution applies to all Nevada employees, including taxi drivers, with virtually no exceptions. In 2016, the Nevada Supreme unanimously agreed its 2014 decision in this case applied to work performed since 2006.
Coke v. Long Island Care at Home, 551 U.S. 158 (United States Supreme Court 2007) - This case sought to establish the overtime pay rights of home health care workers under federal law. Leon Greenberg was the original attorney on this case in the Eastern District of New York and decided in 2003, 267 F. Supp. 2d 332. The case was successful on an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2006, 462 F.3d 48, which adopted the argument made by Leon Greenberg in the district court. Unfortunately, the United States Supreme Court ultimately disagreed. That very unjust decision caused a change to be made in federal regulations in 2013 to extend federal overtime pay to home health care workers.
Pitts v. Terrible Herbst, 653 F.3d 1081 (United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit 2011) - This case sought to collect unpaid wages owed to convenience store workers forced to work "off the clock." It established important law on the need to allow class action wage collection cases to proceed even if the defendant makes an offer of judgment to pay the one employee filing the case everything they may be owed.
Dent v. Cox Communications, 502 F.3d 1141 (United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit 2007) - This case established that the United States Department of Labor settles, and terminates, the overtime or minimum wage claims of employees narrowly and only to the extent it expressly agrees.
Cesarz v. Wynn Las Vegas, 816 F.3d 1080 (United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit 2016 )- This case established that employers cannot require tipped employees to pool their tips with non-tipped employees without violating federal minimum wage laws. In this case, Leon Greenberg fought (and continues to fight) on behalf of casino dealers who were forced by the Wynn to share a large portion of the tips they received from their customers with their supervisors. The federal District Court ruled in favor of the Wynn. On appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the dealers were successful and obtained a reversal of that incorrect ruling by the District Court. The Wynn's final attempt to appeal this decision to the United States Supreme Court was denied and the case was returned for further proceedings to the District Court.
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