Christopher Mayer services a diverse group of nonprofit and for-profit health care providers, including hospitals and health systems, home health care agencies, ambulatory and urgent care facilities, physician practice groups, and other health care providers.
Chris helps his health care clients address the labor and employment aspects of transactional matters such as mergers and joint ventures, including helping them with the transfer of employees between entities, counseling them on wage and hour issues, and drafting employment policies, employee agreements, and restrictive covenants. He also prepares compliant personnel and employment policies and counsels his clients on day-to-day issues concerning harassment and discrimination complaints, employee leave requests, disability accommodations, compensation matters, employment agreements, releases, hiring, terminations, and reductions-in-force.
Chris understands the difficulty health care providers encounter in navigating the regulatory landscape while trying to deliver quality and innovative care to their patients. Sensitive to those concerns, he guides his clients through complex transactions and advises them on compliance with the laws and regulations that impact his clients the most, including HIPAA and fraud and abuse concerns.
As a litigator, Chris has defended clients against single-plaintiff and class/collective action claims involving whistleblowing, retaliation, harassment, discrimination as well as unpaid overtime and wages, breach of employment contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements.
For his government contractor clients, Chris helps them comply with the non-discrimination and affirmative action requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and advises them on creating and reviewing affirmative action plans and compliance policies and on preparing for OFCCP compliance reviews and preventive audits.