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Waller

Mark Peters

Mark Peters

Partner

Expertise

  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • ERISA
  • False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Healthcare

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Waller
Tennessee, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

Labor & Employment
Co-Chair
WSG Boad of Directors
Secretary 2007/ 2008
Employment and Labor Group
Member
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member
Profile

Mark works with employers to help manage their workforces and resolve disputes through the most appropriate and cost-efficient means - either through negotiation, litigation, or alternative dispute resolution.  He has significant jury trial and arbitration success in employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge and harassment cases.  He also advocates for employers in matters involving wage and hour collective and class actions, the FMLA, Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, ERISA claims, unfair labor practices and union negotiations.  Additionally, Mark is experienced in successfully developing and implementing mandatory alternative dispute resolution programs.

Mark has authored numerous articles in national publications and regularly speaks on employment issues throughout the country.  Mark is active in the American Health Lawyers Association, previously serving for six years as a Vice Chair of the Labor and Employment practice group.

Bar Admissions

Tennessee

Education

J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1996
B.A., Sewanee-The University of the South, 1992
Areas of Practice

Discrimination & Harassment | ERISA | False Claims Act (FCA) | Healthcare | Healthcare Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Class Actions | Labor Disputes | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Wage and Hour (FLSA)

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, American Health Lawyers Association and its Labor and Employment and Long Term Care, Senior Housing, In-Home Care, and Rehabilitation Practice Groups
Vice Chair, AHLA Labor and Employment Practice Group
Frequent Speaker at AHLA Annual and Long Term Care meetings
Contributing Author, Representing Physicians Handbook
Behavioral Health Task Force
Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
Member, Society for Human Resource Management (National, Nashville, Highland Rim Chapters)
Legislative Chair, Society for Human Resource Management, Middle Tennessee
Board Member (Legislative and Legal Chair), Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management
Alumnus, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

Articles

What Employers Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccines
Waller, December 2020

  In light of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of new COVID-19 vaccines, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued new guidance on the legal implications of the COVID-19 vaccine under federal anti-discrimination laws.  Employers should carefully consider these points when making decisions about employee vaccinations. 1. Employers can require employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination...

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