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Posts by Russell Samson

Russell L. Samson practices primarily in the area of employment law, including traditional labor law, exclusively representing employers in the private sector. He advises clients in the areas of union representation, unfair labor practices, negotiating contracts and union grievances. He also counsels, advises and represents employers in personnel matters ranging from policy creation and documentation, restructuring of personnel to investigating, responding to and defending against claims of unlawful discrimination and wrongful discharge. He has served as the chapter labor attorney to Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa since 1988.

Posted on 07/30/2019 at 01:22 PM by Russell Samson

Three Things Affirmative Action Employers Can Learn from OFCCP v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Baltimore

The July 17, 2019, Recommended Decision and Order of a Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge in OFCCP v. Enterpri...

Posted on 05/29/2019 at 03:23 PM by Russell Samson

Exposure in a Directly Observed Drug Specimen Collection for DOT Testing

The headline of the article read, “JetBlue Made Worker Expose Breasts For Drug Test, Says Suit.”  ...

Posted on 03/22/2019 at 11:38 AM by Russell Samson

DOL WHD PUBLISHES PROPOSED CHANGES TO EAP EXEMPTIONS TO FLSA

As we discussed here, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor pu...

Posted on 03/13/2019 at 03:39 PM by Russell Samson

"Reasonable Accommodation" for Marijuana Use - Part one: O Canada - Appears to have Gotten it Right

A hat tip to Bennet Jones, LLP for its March 6, 2019, blog post  entitled, “Inability to measure and mitigate...

Posted on 03/08/2019 at 03:41 PM by Russell Samson

Proposed Changes to Minimum Salary for FLSA White Collar Exemptions Released by DOL

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor issued a Notice of Propo...

Posted on 03/01/2019 at 10:54 AM by Russell Samson

Workplace Gossip and Rumors May Give Rise to, and Gossip in Workplace Can Create, Employer Liability For Harassment

Parker v. Reema Consulting Servs.,  http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/181206.P.pdf (4th Cir. Feb. 8, 2019) is be...

Posted on 11/12/2018 at 08:07 AM by Russell Samson

Importance of a Medical Review Officer in Drug Tests

“I recently reviewed a client-received copy of a letter a Medical Review Officer sent to an individual who tested...
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