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Senior Attorney, Employment Law USGS
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Senior Attorney, Employment Law USGS Responsibilities: Trusted advisor and business partner to US Government Services business unit management and Human Resources. Proactive spotting of employment legal issues and addressing them to minimize risk and help create a positive workplace culture. Provide advice regarding employment law matters including FMLA, FLSA (wage & hour), Title VII, ADEA, ADA, state employment laws, international employment issues, etc. Review and make recommendations with regard to employee discipline and termination. Review of policies, employment agreements, notices, correspondence, contracts (with clients and subcontractors), etc. for employment law compliance. Assist in the development of new HR policies, procedures, etc. Management of employment claims and litigation filed against the company in the US and international jurisdictions including budgeting and managing legal costs and early resolution of these matters. Employment litigation management responsibilities include retention and close management of outside counsel, negotiating fee agreements, overseeing discovery collection and production including electronic discovery, directing litigation and resolution strategy, communicating with legal department, HR, and business unit management regarding status of litigation. Investigation of new employment claims brought through the Dispute Resolution Program (DRP) and state/federal courts by obtaining and reviewing documentation, interviewing witnesses, etc. Preparation for and representation of the company in DRP mediations. Investigation and preparation of position statements in response to charges of discrimination filed against the company with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Interact with EEOC/state agencies through their investigation process. Preparation for and representation of the company at agency mediations. Conduct and/or oversee internal investigations of employment law issues. Coordinate with Code of Business Conduct regarding employment-related investigations. Make recommendations regarding appropriate corrective action in response to investigations. Review and/or provide training for employees and/or management on employment law compliance. Provide advice on compliance with Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs requirements (OFCCP), review and direct responses to OFCCP audits. This includes OFCCP compliance training for hiring managers. Research and provide advice on international employment law issues including the laws of foreign jurisdictions. Review employment agreements, policies, etc. and consult on same with local counsel. Advise on union issues including review of collective bargaining agreements, grievances, and NLRB charges. Represent the company in union arbitrations and NLRB proceedings. Advise managers and HSE professionals regarding state and federal OSHA matters. Represent the company in OSHA investigations. Participation in or completion of special employment law related projects as needed.

Qualifications: Juris doctorate and active state bar license. Should have 5-12 years of experience in the above responsibilities. Excellent analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Strong communicator with employees of all levels. Knowledge of domestic and international employment laws and regulations. Must be a team player capable of working independently with multiple issues in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining emphasis on overall corporate policies and goals. Ability to establish and maintain credibility and trust throughout organization. Ability to quickly assimilate information relating to complex issues.

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