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Assistant General Counsel, Hr Risk And Compliance
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Assistant General Counsel, HR Risk and Compliance The candidate works closely with the HR and Legal, Regulatory and Compliance teams to provide legal advice and in-depth execution on employment-related and immigration law matters impacting US-based employees of Markel's insurance-based businesses. Leads the US-facing employee relations function for's insurance-based businesses; responsible for managing a Senior Employee Relations Manager. Leads complex, sensitive investigations and communicates with employees regarding employee relations concerns; provides guidance and recommendations to managers for resolution of issues. Provides expertise in the areas of regulatory compliance, design and implementation related to a broad range of employee benefit and executive compensation programs. Incumbent will support aspects of mergers and acquisitions, taxation issues related to executive compensation arrangements (including Section 409A and 280G of the Internal Revenue Code), design and negotiation of employment and other executive compensation arrangements, compensation-related disclosure and corporate governance matters, and ERISA fiduciary matters. Counsels managers and employees on concerns related to applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar federal and state laws. Maintains, develops, recommends, and implements company policies related to performance, discipline, and other employment-related policies. Advises senior leaders and HR in understanding and implementing company policies related to performance, discipline, and related topics. Provides leadership on all HR regulatory risk management matters; serves as a key risk management contact for HR regulatory compliance matters and regularly partners with the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance and Global Security Services functions. Provides regular assessments summarizing HR's regulatory risk and control environment and recommends/drafts updated policies and processes to HR leadership team to mitigate compliance risk. Partners with HR leadership in the planning and execution of business restructuring projects both within and outside the US. Represents Markel in mediation/arbitration hearings related to employment matters; additionally, in this lead role, represents on employment-related inquires and data requests initiated by external government agencies such as the DOL, EEOC, and other agencies as necessary. Serves as Secretary of Employee Benefit Plan Committee.

The candidate should have 10+ years of broad expertise in US employment law, including familiarity with labor law, executive compensation, employee benefit, taxation issues related to executive compensation, design and negotiation of executive compensation agreements, and privacy legislation. A JD is required; Masters or Bachelor's degree in a related field (HR) is preferred. An active member in good standing of the Bar of Virginia, Texas, New York, or Illinois. Senior HR Professional certification such as SHRM-SCP is preferred. Broad HR compliance knowledge to identify, understand and mitigate levels of HR risk globally. Possess a broad and comprehensive understanding of multiple HR disciplines and of various policies and standards (i.e., recruiting, training and development, employee relations, HR business partner, compensation and benefits, payroll). Proven to experience engaging business leaders by providing pragmatic advice on a variety of matters while carefully balancing the independent requirements of the function. Strong written and verbal communication skills so as to influence internal function leaders, managers and employees as well as external audiences including regulators and auditors. Experience navigating complex employment and labor matters in a global, multi-national company preferred.

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