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Assistant General Counsel - Labor And Employment
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Assistant General Counsel - Labor and Employment Duties: Advise HR professionals and business managers regarding employment-related matters under US federal, state, and local laws (g., compliance with Title VII, ADAAA, FLSA, FMLA and state/local sick leave laws, FCRA, multistate drug testing issues; enforcement of restrictive covenants, etc.) and, with outside counsel, international laws and regulations. Advise HR professionals on emerging legislative and regulatory changes affecting employment and labor obligations. Review and revise internal policies and procedures to ensure multi-jurisdictional regulatory compliance. Partner with HR and Compliance to develop and deliver proactive training to business leaders on a wide variety of employment law matters. Provide legal representation and/or oversee outside counsel regarding agency administrative charges, audits, and investigations (e.g., EEOC, DOL, OSHA and state/local agencies). Respond to attorney letters, complaints and claims involving employment and labor related concerns. Supervise outside counsel with respect to employment (and, in some instances, non-employment) litigation matters. Advise HR and assist negotiating employment-related documents including separation agreements and restrictive covenants. Partner with investigations counsel and/or HR or ethics and compliance to ensure internal investigations are completed in an empathetic, fair, neutral, through and timely manner. Participate in M&A due diligence in support of the HR teams, providing perspectives and guidance. Support HR professionals on compensation, benefits, ERISA and immigration matters.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an ABA accredited school and an active license and membership in good standing with at least one U.S. State. 7+ years of experience in a dedicated employment law practice with 3+ years in a national law firm and 2+ years in-house experience as an HR professional or employment lawyer. Subject-matter expertise in multi-jurisdictional employment issues and disputes is preferred. Familiarity with employee benefits and compensation is a plus. Ability to think on your feet in order to independently identify employment law risks and formulate strategies regarding same. Requires significant experience providing advice and counseling to HR business clients at various levels of the organization and deliver business focused solutions. Ability to think strategically and evaluate potential risks to the Company, including economic, legal and reputational. Ability to self-motivate, to work with minimal supervision, and assume significant responsibility in keeping with the level of experience in employment law. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. This position requires fast-paced multi-tasking and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple issues involving business partners in various locations. Willingness to learn and contribute to substantive areas outside of labor and employment law, especially with respect to routine contentious matters and litigation. Should possess empathy, excellent professional judgment, and a good sense of humor. Observes situational and group dynamics and selects best-fit approach, and seamlessly adapts style to fit the specific needs of others. Promotes a team environment that values, encourages, and supports differences and ensures that different experiences, styles, backgrounds, and perspectives are leveraged appropriately.
 
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