Travis J. Lindsey is senior counsel in Lozano Smith’s Sacramento office. He primarily provides advice and representation in labor and employment matters to school districts, community colleges, county offices of education and other public agencies. He regularly represents clients during labor negotiations, arbitration of grievances and other personnel matters.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Mr. Lindsey served as an executive HR leader at University of California, Davis, where he primarily supported the Health campus.
Mr. Lindsey has successfully represented clients before administrative agencies such as the Public Employment Relations Board; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing; the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; and the California Office of Administrative Hearings involving issues such as layoffs, employee termination appeals, unfair labor practice charges, unit modifications, wage and hour claims and allegations of unlawful discrimination and retaliation.
Mr. Lindsey serves as general counsel for several school districts advising them on matters such as potential conflicts of interest, the Brown Act and the Public Records Act. He also frequently represents and advises clients during student expulsion and expulsion appeal hearings. In his facilities and business practice, Mr. Lindsey drafts and negotiates vendor contracts, and has represented clients regarding bid disputes, construction defects, delay and scheduling claims, and stop notices.
Mr. Lindsey earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2002. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lindsey served as a California State Senate Fellow from 1998 to 1999. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from Sonoma State University in 1998.
October 2019Number 53Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) on September 18, 2019, which takes effect on January 1, 2020. AB 5 codifies the California Supreme Court's decision inDynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (Dynamex) (see 2018 Client News Brief No. 20), which made it more difficult to classify a worker as an independent contractor. This new legislation also creates additional protections for workers.In Dynamex, the Court held that, for purposes of Indu...