Date(s) - 05/26/2022
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, May 26, 2022, 12:00 – 1:20 PM Central Time

COVID-19, Workplace Conditions, and Arbitration –         Speaker: Rick Bales, Esq.

The Greater Houston LERA Chapter and the Southwest Rockies Region of NAA are jointly presenting  a virtual program Thursday, May 26, 2022, 12:00 PM Central time. There is no cost for this program, however, you will need to register at the Greater Houston LERA website listed below.  We have applied for MCLE credits for Texas Attorneys. The Zoom Link and additional details will be provided prior to the meeting to those who have registered.

This month’s program was originally planned for the February 2022 SW Rockies Region of NAA conference in Houston, Texas which was cancelled.  Because of conflicts we have had to change a few participants, however, the program will be presented in its entirety (about 1 hour and 20 minutes).

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and dramatically changed working conditions, with employers responding with quarantines, COVID policies, discipline for policy violations and more. Unions have challenged many employer actions, filing grievances that have led to arbitration hearings. Law school professor and arbitrator Rick Bales presents the findings and implications of his survey of COVID-related arbitration awards.  A panel of Union (Mycah Vaughn) and Employer (A. John Harper) representatives will comment on Rick’s findings.


Pilar Vaile, Esq., Yuma, CO


Rick Bales, Esq., Pittsburgh, PA


A. John Harper, Esq., Houston, TX

Mycah Vaughn, Esq., Houston, TX

Pricing and Registration

We hope you will be able to join us for this informative discussion. Please log into your LERA account ( and let us know if you will be participating in this event. There is no charge for this program, but we do ask that you reserve your spot by submitting a booking below.  The Zoom link for this meeting will only be provided to program registrants. If you have trouble registering, please contact Sherry Wetsch (281-558-3503) or Mickey Brock (281-732-6918).


Bookings are closed for this event.

Comments (4)

Looking forward to this event as it is such a present issue and Rick Bales is an excellent speaker

I look forward to hearing Rick Bales, Esq., make a useful and dynamic presentation hat will help us navigate an explosive yet relevant topic.

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