Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

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 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...

Posted on 11/04/2016 at 12:06 PM by Russell Samson

Iowa's Voting Leave Law helps Iowa employees "Get Out the Vote"

In 2012, we wrote about Iowa’s voting leave law.  As a reminder, Iowa Code Section 49.109 requires that...

Posted on 07/27/2016 at 10:29 AM by Russell Samson

Employers need requirements for immediate reporting of work-related injuries and post-accident drug-testing policies

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor published in...
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