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Director, Employment Law Counsel
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Director, Employment Law Counsel Responsibilities: Advise on employment matters throughout the United States, including hiring/recruitment, promotions, performance and absenteeism management, disciplinary actions, reductions in force, terminations, and post-termination disputes. Provide counsel to HR and business leaders on a wide range of issues, including restrictive covenants agreements, severance agreements, discrimination, harassment, leave, COVID compliance, restructuring, franchising, M&A due diligence and integration, accommodations, pay equity, wage and hour, and worker classifications. Oversee and partner with outside counsel on employment litigation. Draft and review HR policies and handbooks, develop HR training programs, and train HR and business leaders on employment-related matters. Draft compensation plans, including sales compensation plans and governance policies. Oversee and occasionally conduct internal employment investigations involving alleged violations of law. Monitor and draft submissions to regulatory agencies that involve employment-related reporting obligations, including WARN, EEO-1 and related wages reports, and unemployment and workers compensation inquiries.

Qualifications: Undergraduate and law degree. Should have 7+ years ? combined experience in law firm and/or in-house legal department, preferably as an employment lawyer in a multinational, U.S.-based company. Experience advising on sales compensation, including sales commission plans, is a plus. Proven expertise in U.S. employment law and litigation. Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to build close partnerships with business and legal stakeholders. Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines, workflow, and team execution in a fast-based and demanding work environment. Ability to translate legal requirements into understandable risk-based recommendations for the business and legal functions.

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