Education & Admissions

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

Professional Affiliations

  • PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, an affiliate of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Board Member

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

"OK at Work: Department of Labor’s Newest Guidance on LGBTQ+ Issues"

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the Department of Labor’s recent guidance on LGBTQ+…

"OK at Work: Compensation of the Summer Intern"

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the challenges that employers face when trying to…

"OK at Work: What to Consider When Altering Compensation"

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss what employers should consider when adjusting employee compensation.…

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Co-Written Articles

Family First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  This law, among other efforts…

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…

Under the Initial Version of the “Coronavirus Relief Bill,” Most Employers Will Be Required to Provide Paid Leave to its Employees

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of workplace challenges for employers and their employees.  In an effort to address…

Radio Interviews

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

Tuesday,  March 31, 2020