Attorney Michael T. Travis to Appear as Panelist at 34th Annual OC LERA Labor and Employment Law Conference

oclera-sm[1]The Orange County Labor and Employment Relations Association (“OC LERA”)  is holding its 34th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on July 27, 2016 at the Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel.

This annual conference is co-sponsored by the National Labor Relations Board, OCLERA, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

The conference will provide practical information on current labor and employment law issues and legislation affecting the workplace. It is designed for labor and management representatives in both the private and public sectors, including attorneys, human resource professionals, in-house counsel, business agents, union representatives, mediators, arbitrators, and academics.

Parker & Covert LLP Attorney, Michael T. Travis, will be a panelist at the workshop entitled “Preparing for and Dealing with Violence Issues in the Workplace” from 2:oo p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Other workshops in the full-day conference include:

  • Hot Topics in the Workplace – Immigration and Human Trafficking; Pay Equity; and the New Minimum Wage
  • “Medical Miracles” – How Labor and Management Can Work Together
  • “Dependent” Contractors and the “Gig” Economy – New Challenges for Employers, Employees, and Unions
  • NLRB Roundtable
  • Ask the Arbitrators

For further information on the annual conference, please contact Ami Silverman at (213) 894-5223 or at  More information about OC LERA can be found on its web site, accessible through this link.

Addison Covert to Speak at Coalition for Adequate School Housing Workshop on July 26

The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (“CASH”) will be presenting a workshop on July 26 (Sacramento) and July 28 (Ontario) on preparing for local school bond elections.

The workshop will provide information on:

  • The type of consultants needed for either an advocacy or public information bond campaign
  • Building the local bond team for pre and post-election services
  • Legal requirements for placing a Proposition 39 school bond on the ballot and appointing bond oversight committees as well as the proper role for bond oversight committees
  • Selling your bond and determining school bond maturities for bond proceeds

Addison Covert of the firm’s Northern California office will be speaking at the Sacramento workshop on July 26, and at the Ontario workshop on July 28, 2016. School district staff and others may register at the CASH website at