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Director Employment Law, Senior Counsel
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Director Employment Law, Senior Counsel Duties: Serve as a key legal advisor on employment law, employee relations matters and policy interpretation. Provide legal strategic and business advice and support the Law Department on day-to-day employee relations matters and compliance, including recruiting, hiring and compensation, employee discipline, performance management, termination and restructuring, anti-discrimination, harassment prevention and no-retaliation, federal and state wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence and workplace accommodations and internal investigations of potential violations of Company policy.. Draft, develop and implement workplace policies in collaboration with Human Resources and other business functions. Support the Company's return to onsite work initiatives. Evaluate and communicate legal risks associated with complaints, grievances, charges and other legal matters.. Work with and manage outside counsel on employment related lawsuits, government proceedings. Draft position statements to the EEOC, state human rights organizations, and DOL. Prepare witnesses for deposition or trial. Represent Company before administrative agencies. Negotiate and draft settlement agreements concerning employment related matters. Work to minimize legal exposure by proactively reviewing practices, forms, contracts, and policies regarding employment matters, while considering business objectives and practicalities. Develop training materials and provide training on employment law issues and employment-related policies and practices to Human Resources professionals and other employees. Actively monitor employment related legislation to ensure Company policies are compliant with the law. Draft employment agreements, including severance agreements and other employment related agreements.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school and strong academic credentials. Admission to the New York State Bar. 7+ years of related experience including law firm and/or in-house experience. Broad and deep employment law knowledge, including familiarity with litigation, ability to readily advice on a wide variety of employment law issues that arise in a complex, global, publicly-traded environment. Required Skills and Qualifications. Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment and take ownership of issues and matters to their successful conclusion. Preference to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Attention to detail and ability to manage high-volume workload efficiently and smoothly, while meeting deadlines. Superior written and oral communications skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and executive presence. A well-balanced consultative approach and the ability to work with business and legal colleagues across all levels. Demonstrated ability to approach issues with both a rigorous attention to detail and a big picture strategic focus. Strong cross-functional risk spotting skills. High level of integrity with strong decision-making skills.
 
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