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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 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...

Posted on 10/05/2018 at 03:49 PM by Russell Samson

EMPLOYER ALERT:  THERE IS A NEW “SUMMARY OF RIGHTS” UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING THAT YOU MUST BE USING TODAY!

On September 18, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published in an “interim final rule” which,...

Posted on 01/26/2017 at 11:35 AM by Russell Samson

How not to lose the attorney-client privilege over communications with your attorney

A recent ruling from a federal magistrate judge in the Western District of New York in a motion to compel called to mind...

Posted on 12/01/2016 at 06:58 AM by Russell Samson

No last minute "stay" of federal OSHA "no retaliation" rules

On November 28, 2016, Dallas, Texas based United States District Court Judge Sam Lindsay issued an order denying a preli...
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