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Associate Employment Counsel
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Associate Employment Counsel The candidate responsibilities: Providing legal services to various departments and business units with respect to a variety of employment-related matters around the U.S., including aid in investigation and defense of existing claims (e.g., response to demand letters, administrative charges, audits and other actions involving government agencies, arbitration and/or litigation), analyzing the Companys rights, duties and/or risks under various federal, state and local laws, and providing proactive advice to managers, Human Resources, and other personnel in the field. Specific legal issues commonly addressed include: Federal, state and local laws regarding equal employment opportunity (Title VII, ADA, wrongful termination, retaliation and/or whistleblower claims); Pre-employment issues (FCRA compliance, ban-the-box and background checks); Disability, reasonable accommodation, and issues related to workers compensation; Interplay and practical application of various leave laws and entitlements, including FMLA, ADA, and local leave laws; Drug and alcohol testing issues, including requirements for DOT-regulated employees; Compliance with the FLSA and other wage laws, including wage payment and overtime calculation under various pay methods, living wage and prevailing wage issues; and Best practices for communication and documentation. Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various agreements, including employment agreements, consulting and/or independent contractor agreements, and agreements with employment-related vendors (e.g., temporary staffing agencies and/or recruiting agencies). Drafting restrictive covenants and other agreements for the protection of Company information, and sending cease and desist letters to violators and/or assisting in legal action as necessary to pursue and enforce the Companys rights regarding non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality. Developing and/or updating various employment policies and/or forms, to ensure compliance with evolving employment laws. Assisting with employment-related presentations or training as needed. Answering subpoenas related to employment records. Supporting merger and acquisition transactions, including employment-related due diligence and required employment and/or restrictive covenant agreements. Assisting with managing relationships and services of outside attorneys, as well as correspondence and managing relationships with insurance adjusters. Completing special projects as requested.

The candidate should preferably have J.D., excellent academic credentials. Must have active license to practice law in at least one state and active membership in good standing of the bar of at least one state. Should have 3+ years of experience practicing labor and employment law in a major law firm or corporation. Excellent interpersonal skills, dynamic and team-oriented are required. Must have excellent analytical skills, with a strong ability to draft and review legal documents, and analyze and apply legal advice in a practical manner. Should have flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters.
 
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