Offit Kurman Principal Russell Berger Presented at Annual Chesapeake Tax Conference


Baltimore, MD | September 29, 2016  On Friday, September 23rd Offit Kurman Principal, Russell Berger, presented at the Maryland Association of CPAs’ (MACPA) 47th Annual Chesapeake Tax Conference. The Chesapeake Tax Conference gathers hundreds of tax CPAs to review new changes and relevant issues affecting tax accounting. Russell Berger presented on the importance of properly classifying independent contractors and employees, an issue that has become increasingly more apparent in the last few years. Mr. Berger guided the tax accountants through the tests an employer must go through to determine whether or not an individual is an independent contractor or an employee. To learn more about these tests and to view Russell Berger’s presentation, please watch the video below.


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Russell Berger is an accomplished labor and employment attorney who is well-versed in litigating in both state and federal courts, as well as providing counsel to employers on employee matters. He represents employers, businesses and professional clients in employment disputes throughout the country. Mr. Berger primarily focuses on litigating and counseling clients regarding matters of minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws, wrongful termination, non-compete agreements, and employment and severance agreements. Mr. Berger’s practice also includes handling claims and providing counsel regarding retaliation, discrimination and harassment (under Title VII and state anti-discrimination laws), as well as under other federal statutes, such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and American with Disabilities Act (ADA). He also handles other work related issues such as employment contracts and general contract claims, employment-related tort claims, and other business and professional tort claims.


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