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Counsel, Employment Duties: Advise the People Business Partners supporting our Manufacturing and Supply Chain functions on a broad spectrum of employment law matters, including employee relations, discipline and performance management, leaves of absence and accommodation, and wage and hour issues. Be the primary legal support to the Total Rewards and People Support teams, including advising on leaves and accommodations, compensation, payroll and benefits, FLSA classification, and HR compliance issues. Draft and revise employment policies and process guides. Track and update the Global Employment Law team and relevant internal clients on changes to employment laws and regulations affecting our workforce and assist in implementing compliance with same. Collaborate with other attorneys on the team with respect to advice and counseling provided to the People Team and other cross-functional partners. Keep current on developments in employment law and evolving best practices; maintain strong relationships with cross-functional stakeholders to provide training and updates as needed. Assist in managing outside counsel on litigation matters.

Qualifications: Member in good standing of the NY Bar. 5+ years experience at a law firm employment practice or in-house role; corporate secondment or in-house experience strongly preferred. Significant employment law counseling experience, and strong knowledge of all aspects of employment law, including leave and accommodations laws, wage and hour and FLSA exemption issues, matters relating to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and workplace investigations. Experience advising on issues unique to a manufacturing and/or primarily hourly workforce. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to simplify complicated legal concepts into plain English  for your business partners. Strong business acumen and a creative problem solver. Must be an independent and strategic thinker who is a strong team player (no job is too small or too large) and willing to take on additional responsibilities. Superb organizational skills. Enjoy working in a fast-growing, disruptive business.

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