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Gene R. La Suer

"A Leader in employment practice matters"

-Chambers USA, Reference Feedback


Gene helps large companies with unionized workforces with their employment and labor issues. He regularly helps companies in the healthcare and manufacturing industries with wage-hour issues, collective bargaining negotiations, and unfair labor practice proceedings. He’s one of the few Iowa lawyers adept at handling complicated union work and National Labor Relations Board issues.


An experienced trial lawyer, he defends employers in courts throughout the country in all types of employment related matters. Gene works with clients to respond to state or Federal civil rights complaints and defends those actions in Court. Another important part of Gene’s practice is to advise clients on hiring, discipline, and discharge in order to avoid the expense of lawsuits.


Gene is the past President of the Davis Brown Board of Directors a position he held for three consecutive two-year terms.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

"A Leader in employment practice matters"

-Chambers USA, Reference Feedback

  • Represented a hospital in reaching a three-year collective bargaining agreement avoiding a significant nurse strike.
  • Successfully negotiated or assisted in the negotiations of more than 20 collective bargaining agreements in the past five years.
  • Successfully defended several clients from union organizing drives throughout the country, including under the new “ambush” election procedures.
  • Successfully represented numerous employers in representation proceedings and unfair labor practice proceedings before the NLRB.
  • Successfully defended unionized clients in hundreds of grievances in the past two years relating to various issues connected to a collective bargaining agreements through arbitration and negations.
  • Worked with several clients to understand and deal with negotiations with unions for state agencies.
  • Successfully represented multiple clients in working with Iowa OSHA on complaints of OSHA violations.