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

"Executive Playbook: How to Find Time as a Business Owner"

On this month’s episode of the Executive Playbook, Mike Cammarata and Russell Berger discuss one of the most persistent challenges…

"Executive Playbook: The Challenges of Hiring and Recruiting"

On this month’s episode of the Executive Playbook, Mike Cammarata and Russell Berger discuss the practical challenges of making strategic…

"Executive Playbook: Maryland Saves Program"

On this month’s episode of the Executive Playbook, Mike Cammarata and Russell Berger discuss the new Maryland Saves program.  Under…

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Co-Written Articles

OK at Work: Independent Contractors

Offit Kurman attorneys Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer sit down for another episode of OK at Work to discuss independent…

Remote Rundown: September 24th, 2020

Even though we are physically apart, we’ve still connected virtually to bring you the latest updates each week through the…

Best Practice: Employers Should Implement New Policies and Forms During COVID-19 Reopening

Businesses have been operating under the unprecedented conditions resulting from COVID-19 for the last ten weeks.  Now, businesses have the…

Radio Interviews

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

Tuesday,  March 31, 2020