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OK at Work: COVID-19 State of Emergency Orders are Being Terminated

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss what is in store for employers now that most states, including Maryland, are in the process of eliminating COVID-19 restrictions. In Maryland, Governor Hogan announced that most COVID-19 restrictions will conclude on July 1st with any remaining orders ending 45 days later.  Employers are wondering: what now? Before taking down the plexiglass barriers and throwing out the hand sanitizer, employers should consider what policies they should implement where vaccinated and unvaccinated employees are working together in person. Listen in as Sarah and Russell discuss these changes and other considerations for employers as we reach the light at the end of the tunnel.


As an accomplished labor and employment attorney and Practice Group Director, Mr. Berger provides business counsel to employers on employee matters and is well-versed in litigating in both state and federal courts. Russell Berger is the trusted legal counsel every business owner needs to feel confident in their decision-making and secure with their assets. As a Practice Group Director at Offit Kurman, Mr. Berger has direct experience with managing other managers, which he draws from in advising his clients. He is a pragmatic problem-solver that works efficiently and tirelessly to present his clients the best possible solutions to their most complicated issues. He represents employers, businesses, and professionals in employment disputes across the nation.




ABOUT SARAH SAWYER | 410.209.6413

As an experienced business advisor and litigator, Sarah works with business owners to implement policies and practices that keep their businesses running smoothly, helps them avoid expensive legal battles, and fights for them when litigation arises. Sarah focuses her practice on providing her clients with general business advice, drafting and analyzing employment documents ranging from employment agreements and severance agreements to employee handbooks, and litigating all aspects of general civil and commercial disputes.








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