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AVP, Associate Labor & Employment Counsel
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AVP, Associate Labor & Employment Counsel Duties: Responsible for working on legal matters primarily related to SFA's fleet of brick-and-mortar stores on Human Resources, HR and Ethics Compliance, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits matters. Provide preventive, proactive legal advice and solutions on a broad range of employment practice topics including, discrimination, harassment, performance, discipline and separations, leaves of absence and accommodations, recruiting, hiring, benefits, wage and hour, compensation, employment-related contracts, severance agreements, and labor relations issues. Represent the company before federal, state and local civil rights and governmental agencies and will be responsible for writing responses and position statements, responding to information requests, and attending fact-finding conferences. Provide preventive, proactive, strategic legal advice on a broad range of employment practice topics in the U.S. and Canada. Ability to independently manage outside counsel on a high-volume docket of single-plaintiff and class/collective action matters. Prepare training materials and conduct training sessions regarding employment best practices. Keep abreast of new legal decisions and statutory developments and provide advice to clients regarding the same. Draft position statements and responses to government agencies. Respond to attorney letters and related correspondence. Assist the Senior Labor & Employment Counsel with various complex and/or sensitive projects, as assigned.

Qualifications: JD Degree is required. Must be a member in good standing of the Bar. Strong preference for candidates licensed in either New York or California. 4-6 years of experience in labor and employment law. Previous experience in-house or in the retail industry would be preferred. Experience counseling clients and preparing responses to state and federal administrative charges is required. Experience handling traditional labor issues is required with a preference for candidates who have collective bargaining experience. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, coworkers, and colleagues. Able to present clear and practical legal advice; be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and be able to adapt quickly to changing priorities. Strong analytical and problem solving skills you can make reasoned decisions and recommendations, and provide sound legal advice while considering the operation and needs of the business operation. Self-starter, a problem-solver and should be comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment.
 
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