Russell R. Bruch is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Bruch focuses his practice on defending corporate clients in employment litigation and wage and hour matters in federal and state courts, including collective and classwide allegations. He has represented clients at the district court and appellate levels with regard to claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution. He also has arbitration and litigation experience regarding the enforcement of noncompetition agreements and employment contracts.
In addition to his litigation background, Mr. Bruch has advised clients in a broad range of industries with respect to compliance with the FLSA and state wage/hour and wage payment requirements. He has conducted a number of comprehensive internal wage/hour audits to assist clients in properly classifying employees as exempt or nonexempt and to revise other wage/hour and wage payment practices as necessary, and he has worked with employers to manage financial and employee relations issues associated with reclassification projects. He also has represented clients in Department of Labor audits and negotiated favorable settlements of violations.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Russell R. Bruch