Christopher Mayer defends employers in single-plaintiff and class or collective action claims ranging from whistleblowing to sexual harassment and discrimination to overtime and wage claims. He helps protect employers’ vital customer and employee assets by representing them in actions involving breach of employment contracts and restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Employers also rely on Christopher to counsel them on employment policies and day-to-day issues such as harassment and discrimination complaints, compensation matters, employment agreements, and reductions in force. He helps clients keep current their personnel policies and handbooks, conduct investigations into employee complaints, and provide harassment prevention training. He also advises clients on the labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.
Christopher helps his government contractor clients comply with the non-discrimination and affirmative action requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. He advises clients on developing affirmative action plans and compliance policies and preparing for OFCCP compliance reviews and preventive audits.