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Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment
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Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment Duties: Independently and with little direct oversight, provides counsel to, and works closely with, Human Resources on a broad range of employment matters, including recruiting, hiring, leave and accommodation, benefits, compensation, Employee Relations, restrictive covenants, discipline, terminations, compliance matters (including wage and hour), and strategies for managing risk around employment matters. Fosters compliance with a wide range of employment laws and regulations, including but not limited to, DOL, Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, WARN, NLRA and other federal/state/local employment laws and regulations, such as those related to wage and hour matters and personnel record retention. Develops and participates in training and educational presentations. Has a working knowledge of and familiarity with consultative process of European Works Councils and a company's obligations under the U.N Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other relevant international conventions. Coordinates with Human Resources to recommend, implement, and continuously improve employment-related policies and procedures. Assists Human Resources and Employee Relations with internal investigation regarding employee matters and employee grievances. Recommends and helps implement appropriate remedial actions. Investigates and manages charges of discrimination and other complaints filed against the company with regulatory agencies. May prepare position statements and other responses for filing with agencies, prepares witnesses, and participates with on-site investigations. Independently responds to and resolves pre-suit demands and attorney letters. Drafts and negotiates offer letters, severance agreements, settlements, terminations, and other employment-related agreements. Supports the continuous improvement of process and standard form agreements/contract templates, to maximize efficiencies, while providing adequate safeguards. Partners with Labor Relations to drafts, negotiate, and interpret collective bargaining agreements with unions and provides guidance on unionized workforce matters. Evaluates and monitors changing and emerging employment laws and worker classification issues and effectively communicates same to client groups. Manages and works closely with outside counsel in defending individual and class employment-related claims from inception to conclusion by engaging in factual investigation and discovery, and recommending effective litigation strategies, including settlement, reserve strategies, and developing annual defense budgets and exposure reserves. Reports out to management on proactive approaches to mitigating legal risk gleaned from litigation matters. Interprets and enforces company's policies and procedures.

Requirements: JD degree and practicing member of a U.S. state or international Bar. Participation in law review or advocacy programs a plus. 8-12 years of experience in a large national law firm and/or corporate legal department practice with specific expertise in labor and employment. Consumer products, marketing, and/or food and beverage industry experience are a plus. Weekday travel may be required; may also be required to respond to calls from field, clients, outside counsel and stakeholders outside of normal business hours. Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrates excellent time management, professionalism, and leadership skills. Must be responsive, proactive, and able to balance competing priorities. Strong project management skills. Technology focus and digital fluency.
 
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