Education & Admissions

  • J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Maryland, 2007
  • B.A. (with honors), Johns Hopkins University, 2004
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Activities

  • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Non-profit board member of the Family Crisis Center
  • Member of Offit Kurman's Diversity Committee
  • Non-profit board member of PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, an affiliate of the Kennedy Krieger Institute

One Minute of Overtime

Welcome to One Minute of Overtime, where I will share insights on Labor and Employment Law topics, mostly related to minimum wage and overtime compliance issues. These areas are critical for all employers and failure to comply exposes employers to liquidated damages and attorney's fees. It is important to know that wage and hour claims can easily be pursued on behalf of a class of current and former employees.

Compliance in this area of law is nuanced and technical, so it is critical for employers to audit and adjust their practices to remain compliant, so stop by to stay up-to-date and in-the-know.

Connect with Russell Berger on LinkedIn to see the latest One Minute of Overtime posts.

OK at Work

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Videos

The impact of COVID-19 on the workplace is unprecedented. As an employer, you are likely facing challenges you have never faced before, receiving questions from employees you have never been asked before, and looking for creative work solutions you have never tried before. This is uncharted territory for many.

Posts

"Employers Should Learn from the NFL in Addressing Operational Risk"

Not only does the COVID-19 pandemic create a risk of legal exposure for employers and business owners, but it also…

"Virginia Adopts New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards"

Virginia recently became the first state to adopt an emergency workplace safety standard addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.  While these specific…

"With “Technical Corrections” Made, the Coronavirus Bill Makes its Way to the Senate"

After the House of Representatives voted on and passed the initial version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on…

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Co-Written Articles

OK at Work: Inclement Weather

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer discuss best practices for paying employees when…

OK At Work: Bonuses and Overtime Pay

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Russell and Sarah discuss the overtime pay obligations associated with certain types…

OK At Work: CDC Quarantine Guidance

On this week’s episode of OK at Work,  Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer discuss updates to the CDC guidelines regarding…

Radio Interviews

Russell Berger & Kelci Longaker --- COVID-19 Update

Tuesday,  March 31, 2020