Andrea O. Chavez
111 West Ocean Boulevard • 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Andrea O. Chavez is a Senior Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. Her practice focuses on Cal/OSHA, labor law, California employment law advice and counseling, and complex employment litigation.
Ms. Chavez joined CMC with over seven years of legal practice at a top AmLaw firm. Her experience covers both litigation and employment counseling. Ms. Chavez is well versed in employment discrimination, wage and hour class action, and NLRB matters. She often counsels employers on managing employment relationships, preparing legally compliant policies and procedures, employee hiring, onboarding, disciplinary actions, reductions in force, employee terminations, and dispute resolution. Her legal representation extends across various industries, including healthcare, entertainment, beauty, art, hospitality, aerospace, technology, and finance.
Ms. Chavez’s practice has a special focus on Occupational Safety and Health law compliance and litigation, including inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving Cal/OSHA, Federal OSHA, and other State OSH Plans, particularly the western states DOSH agencies. Her expertise includes developing state of the art safety procedures, conducting or directing OSH-related training and compliance audits, managing and litigating appeals of citations, and representing employers and trade associations in Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA rulemakings.
Litigated California’s first citations under the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard on behalf of a leading healthcare system.
Defended and settled wage-and-hour class actions brought under federal and state law involving overtime calculations, meal and rest periods, vacation policies, unlawful deductions from wages, bonuses, exempt classification, and California Private Attorneys General Act actions.
Defended and settled single plaintiff discrimination and wrongful termination litigation.
Conducted numerous internal investigations involving C-suite executives.
Conducted due diligence prior to multi-million dollar acquisitions in the healthcare industry.