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Employment Attorney

New York City NY Employment Attorney The candidate will provide practical legal counsel to Human Resources and business executives on broad range of employment matters on day-to-day employee issues relating to recruiting, hiring, performance management, compensation, wage and hour, leaves of absence, return to work and accommodation issues, benefits, terminations, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, and other global employment-related topics; Review and preparation of employee agreements, performance documentation and separation documents; Conduct, direct or support the conduct of, factual reviews and investigations and responses to agency claims and/or demand letters; Develop, revise and implement employment policies and training solutions; Provide support and thought leadership for EEO and inclusion and diversity initiatives; Represent the company before state and federal agencies, and assist with litigation/arbitrations; Support of Human Resources in respect of vendor agreements and client RFP process; Operate with utmost discretion and confidentiality; Assist with Human Resources-related elements of strategic transactions / acquisitions, including: Due Diligence (with regard to employment-related issues); Negotiation/Drafting of employment-related reps and covenants in M&A deals; Interface with outside M&A and employment counsel on M&A transactions; and Pre/Post-Close Implementation.

The candidate must have 8+ years experience in employment-related laws and regulations with direct counseling experience to business executives, with preference given to experience in: financial services industry; and OFCCP federal contractor / affirmative action legal requirements. Experience with international employment laws is a plus. Should have significant subject matter experience in risk mitigation related to employee-life cycle events (hiring, employee relations, performance management, terminations and workforce reductions). Project management experience is essential. Major law firm experience preferred; and JD degree and member of the New York Bar.
Legal 8 - 0 Full-time 2018-02-17

Employment Counsel

New York City NY Employment Counsel The candidate will report to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (employment). Will handle legal matters primarily related to human resources, employment and ethics compliance, and employee relations. Provide preventive, proactive legal advice on a broad range of employment practice topics, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, performance management, employee discipline and separations, workplace investigations, severance programs, leaves of absence and accommodations, recruiting, hiring, benefits, wage and hour, compensation, employment and separation agreements, unemployment and workers compensation, and immigration issues. Working with the Company s Talent and Inclusion Department, develop and maintain human resources policies, procedures, and other documentation related to human resources and workforce management. Regularly prepare training materials and conduct training sessions regarding employment best practices. Keep abreast of legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments, and advise clients on same. As needed, consult on international employment issues, working with the Company s international human resources staff and local. Assist with various complex and/or sensitive projects, as assigned. Undergraduate and JD degrees from recognized institutions is desired. Must be a member of the New York Bar is essential. Previous in-house experience, particularly with unionized workforces, is preferred. 6- 10 years of experience in the areas of employment law, with sufficient experience to handle role responsibilities with a minimum of supervision. Legal 6 - 10 Full-time 2018-02-14

Labor And Employment Counsel

New York City NY Labor and Employment Counsel The candidate will interface with members of the company s executive, fulfillment, operations and HR teams, at headquarters and the company s fulfillment centers throughout the country, including in California, to manage and execute on a broad range of employment practices initiatives in the areas of recruiting, hiring, benefits, compensation, performance, discipline and separations, internal investigations, leaves of absence, employee relations, discrimination, harassment, workplace privacy, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenant compliance, contingent and temporary worker matters, regulatory compliance and employment matters risk management, among others. Serving as the subject matter expert in all areas of federal and state (including California) labor and employment laws, including Title VII, FMLA, NLRA, ADA, FLSA, ADEA, WARN and OSHA, among others. Ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local employment practices laws, rules and regulations. Providing strategic legal counsel and risk management advice to management and HR and executing on a wide variety of HR and employment practices matters, including in respect of recruiting, hiring, benefits, compensation, performance, discipline and separations (voluntary and involuntary), internal investigations, leaves of absence, employee/labor relations, discrimination, harassment, workplace privacy, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenant compliance, contingent worker matters, regulatory compliance and employment matters risk management. Conducting internal investigations in respect of allegations of violations of company policies and labor and employment laws, managing employee complaints, grievances and disputes, interpreting and providing guidance on employment-related contract provisions, enforcing restrictive covenant compliance, supporting the company s positive employee relations initiatives, supervising union organizing campaigns to the extent necessary, drafting and negotiating a variety of employment-related agreements, and responding to all manner of inquiries from management and HR relating to labor and employment matters on a daily basis, among other activities. Leading the Legal team s efforts in the preparation, implementation and refinement of best-in-class labor- and employment-related practices, policies, guidelines, tools, programs and forms that align with the company s employee engagement strategy, values and business goals. Preparing and conducting regular employee and management trainings on relevant matters, and managing company training programs in conjunction with HR. Representing and defending the company as necessary in front of applicable federal, state and local regulatory and enforcement authorities, including NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, state FEPAs, CalDOSH, NYDHR and other governmental employment agencies, and against claims or charges brought against it in federal and state court, arbitration and governmental proceedings. Monitoring and assessing the impact of legal and regulatory developments and enforcement trends at a state and federal level. Counseling management and HR on new or pending federal and state legislation, laws, rules and regulations and industry developments and trends that affect the company and its operations. Efficiently managing outside counsel with an eye toward minimizing outside counsel expense and meeting budget. Providing substantive support for the rest of the Legal team as needed, including strategic transactions. Engaging in or leading various other Legal projects and duties as needed.

The candidate must have JD degree from a top law school with exceptional academic credentials and 9-12 years of relevant experience gained at a leading law firm and in-house (ideally at a large manufacturing or CPG company) in roles of increasing responsibility. Should be admitted, active and in good standing with the New York State Bar.
Legal 9 - 12 Full-time 2018-02-13

Senior Counsel, Labor And Employment

New York City NY Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment The candidate provides strategic legal guidance to HR, as well as to senior management on employment and labor law matters; aids in the interpretation of and compliance with applicable local, state and federal HR-related laws and regulations; oversees employment-related litigation, managers investigation; settles employment claims prior to litigation; conducts internal employment-law related training. Provides Employee Relations team within the Human Resources Department with legal counsel in managing sensitive, complex matters related to employment. Supervises investigations of employee misconduct and recommends and assists in the implementation of appropriate course of action. Reviews and/or drafts employment policies, employment related documents, including employment agreements, separation agreements, consulting agreements, offer letters and confidentiality agreements. Oversees employment-related litigation, including drafting position statements, and managing outside counsel. Monitors and reports on latest employment law trends and developments and provides updates, guidance and training to Human Resources staff. Provides expert review on policies, procedures, employee training and specific cases which may be impacted by legislation or case law development. Represents the company's interests in claims and proceedings involving, EEOC complaints, wage and hour issues, discrimination issues, unemployment compensation, and worker's compensation. Must have Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school with top academic credentials; member in good standing of New York Bar. Should have 5-10 years of progressively responsible legal experience specializing in employment and labor law at a top level law firm and/or as in-house counsel. Fully versed in current US employment-related laws and legal issues, including but not limited to Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, as well as state and local equivalents in NY and CA, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, reductions in workforce, classification of employees, restrictive covenants, etc is required. Strong research and writing skills, experience drafting legal memoranda is needed. Experience responding to charges of discrimination and harassment and drafting position statements to state and federal governmental agencies is must. Ability to prepare clear, concise and complete legal documents, reports, correspondence and other communications on complex legal issues is essential. Experience in drafting and negotiating executive agreements is required. Experience conducting internal investigations (e.g. alleged workplace misconduct, violations of the company policy, etc.) is preferred. International employment law experience is a plus. Legal 5 - 10 Full-time 2018-02-13

Attorney - PIP (Limited Term Employment)

Miami FL Attorney - PIP (Limited Term Employment) Candidate will: Handle cases with few unique legal or procedural issues involving mild to moderate injuries and/or damages including preparation of pleadings, motions, discovery, and briefs, attendance at hearings, conferences, interviews and trials or arbitrations, and performance of any other tasks or duties necessary for the proper representation of clients. May also assist other attorneys in cases of greater complexity and/or exposure. Keep supervisor informed of the work being done for clients and of any and all problems encountered. Maintain and update computerized litigation support systems for assigned caseloads. Consults with and renders opinions to the Claims Department regarding insurance policy questions concerning the legal aspects of the handling of personal injury claims. Performs other tasks or duties as assigned by supervisor. Four-year college degree, law school degree, and member in good standing of the FloridaBar is required. Public speaking, ability to function and handle high case loads in adversarial or confrontational situations is required. Legal 0 - 0 Full-time 2018-02-12

Corporate Counsel - Employment and Benefit Law

Columbus IN Corporate Counsel - Employment and Benefit Law The candidate will be responsible for support of human resources in the U.S. with oversight and coordination of issues arising internationally. Develop and implement employment and benefits best practices and procedures globally. Develop and implement training programs on a variety of topics for human resources and the business. Provide health and welfare plan counseling and qualified retirement plan counseling. Ensure compliance regarding Plan filings (IRS, DOL), document requirements (including plan document maintenance and amendments, SPDs / SMMs, SARS), responding to periodic DOL, IRS and internal audits, HIPAA and ACA compliance. Provide real-time support to internal collective bargaining teams during union negotiations and work with Corporate Labor Relations to develop bargaining strategy in advance thereof. Responsible for project and matter management with limited supervision; exercise independent judgment. Manage employment claims and litigation. Share in management of outside counsel relationships. Provide support and leadership in legal department projects. May supervise and/or mentor one or more junior lawyers, paralegals or administrative assistants. Act as a resource to other sand a member of a global team. Should have experience advising and counseling clients regarding employment health and retirement benefits. Traditional Labor experience is a plus. Legal 1 - 0 Full-time 2018-02-10

Senior Counsel - Employment Law

New York City NY Senior Counsel - Employment Law The candidate serves a critical advisory and risk management function, addressing, among other things, compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and firm policies governing the human resources aspects of the firm s business. The primary responsibility is to provide advice in all areas of employment law to the Americas Talent Team and practice leaders. Activities include: (1) managing and participating in the defense of litigation, mediation and arbitration matters as well as agency proceedings brought under the various applicable federal and local employment laws; (2) reviewing and interpreting restrictive covenants applicable to incoming executive level personnel advising with respect to these and the Firm s own restrictive covenants, and litigating same, if necessary; (3) analyzing and counseling on diversity and inclusiveness initiatives and other projects and policies to support an innovative and evolving workforce; (4) conducting sensitive investigations relating to alleged violations of the respect at work, discrimination, harassment and equal employment opportunities policies, or other allegations of misconduct involving employees and partners. Manage and participate in active Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and state agency proceedings as well as active litigations brought under various federal statutes, including Title VII, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and common law. Manage and participate in employment-related Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters -- mediations and arbitrations. Protect firm proprietary agreements, specifically confidentiality agreements. Advise with respect to firm compensation matters (FLSA), benefits policies, including Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and occasional immigration matters. Advise with respect to and approve firm employment-related policies, including diversity and inclusiveness materials; develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements. Provide guidance to Talent Team and business leaders on best practices pursuant to legal guidelines and maintaining a respectful workplace, and assist with the resolution of workplace issues. Create, update and participate in educational training sessions for the firm s practice leaders and Talent Team professionals on current employment laws and their impact on firm policies and procedures (example: Respect at Work). Advise the Talent professionals and business professionals in meeting legal obligations including those associated with employment-related subpoenas served on the practice offices. Conduct internal investigations on issues such as alleged sexual harassment and other alleged discriminatory conduct. Vet proposed terminations and consult with human resource professionals and business leaders to devise and articulate selection criteria for reductions in force (RIF). Provide detailed analysis of the written business cases, demographics and adverse impact of the selected groups to be RIF d to minimize litigation risk. Advise on the legal issues associated with such initiatives as voluntary retirement program, severance program, and involuntary separations. Draft, review and update agreements to be signed by independent contractors. Draft, review and update employment and other agreements for firm employees. Manage outside counsel and actively participate in devising strategy for employment cases referred to outside counsel. Provide advice to the firm s practice leaders and Talent Team professionals on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits. Represent the firm in various employment-related legal proceedings. Negotiate separation packages or settlement terms with opposing counsel; coach human resources professional on discussing same with unrepresented employees. Advise with respect to human resources issues relating to international assignments of firm personnel. Provide advice to practice leaders regarding strategic initiatives such as the acquisition or divestiture of practice groups or businesses or programs to expand specific practice areas through the direct admission of executives who are bound by restrictive covenants. Other projects as needed (example: designing and implementing a program to address workplace violence). Provide creative and timely practical advice which complies with the firm s risk management objectives, while also meeting the firm s business needs and objectives. Oversee the compliance of partners, principals and employees with all relevant federal, state and local employment laws and rules and regulations affecting the human resource aspects of the firm s business. Similar compliance with all firm policies and rules, with a particular focus on process improvement and policy development. Assess completeness of response to subpoenas and regulatory investigations. Provide advice to Talent Team professionals and business professions in meeting obligations associated with subpoenas. Negotiate subpoena compliance terms with attorneys for subpoenaing party. Review existing policies and procedures, identify areas of weakness or improvement opportunity, implement change and disseminate knowledge to Talent Team professionals and others, as appropriate. Operates independently in various matters with decision-making authority. Operates under supervision of more experienced employment law counsel within General Counsel s Office. Manages outside counsel in defense of firm. Provides advice and direction to Talent Team professionals and managing partners. Provides frequent briefings and strategic plans on active cases and important matters to Head of Employment Law in General Counsel s Office. Provides periodic briefings on active cases to Head of Disputes for General Counsel s Office. Provides direction to General Counsel s Office (GCO) Senior Paralegals.

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college; top of class preferred. Juris Doctor (JD) from a top law school; top of class preferred. Should have 7+ years of experience as a practicing attorney preferably in a law firm or corporate legal department. Requires membership in the State Bar as an attorney qualified to practice law in New York State. Must remain in good standing with State Bar including being current on individual state Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements. Knowledge: Superior knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws and rules and regulations affecting the human resource aspects of the firm business. Advanced knowledge of trial work, litigation/arbitration and considerable experience working in the legal profession. Knowledge of international employment issues, including immigration and related international mobility issues. Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to create, plan and successfully execute projects; the ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Should have strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interface and communicate effectively and diplomatically with all levels of personnel, including firm leadership and managing partners across the Firm.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2018-02-09

Senior Counsel, Employment

Plano TX Senior Counsel, Employment The candidate will oversee and partner with outside counsel on employment litigation (when outside counsel is used on a limited and selective basis). Will directly handle and represent the company in employment litigation (to include, without limitation, pleadings, discovery, motions, hearings, settlement, mediation, trial, appeal, and arbitration, if and as applicable), when outside counsel is not engaged. Handle administrative charges, agency investigations/audits, and attorney demand letters as needed. Proactively develop and drive employment litigation strategy. Conduct root cause analysis (RCA), develop remediation recommendations, and consult on implementation. Collaborate with company executives, business leaders, and other stakeholders in connection with litigation management, risk mitigation strategy, and remediation. Diligently manage litigation budget and counsel fees. Liaise and manage relationships with EPLI providers. Track, analyze, and prepare strategic reports on employment claim metrics and RCA. JD degree from accredited law school. Currently licensed member of at least one state bar organization in good standing is essential. Should have 8-10 years of extensive experience litigating and arbitrating state and federal employment claims on behalf of employers (including class/collective actions). Significant experience in the following in the area of employment law and employment practices: Conducting investigations; Managing and responding to administrative charges (including systemic cases); Responding to attorney demand letters; and Responding to government investigations and audits. Should preferably have 2+ years of experience as in-house counsel including oversight of outside counsel. Expert knowledge of federal, state, and local employment law and state and federal litigation procedure is essential. Outstanding written and oral communication skills including ability to effectively communicate with outside and opposing counsel and internal clients at all levels are essential. Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2018-02-09

Counsel, Labor & Employment

Houston TX Counsel, Labor and Employment The candidate will provide legal support to the Company's Human Resources teams in North America by delivering legal advice related to ongoing employment and labor matters. Will manage employment matters include advice on all areas of employment law, such as disability accommodations and leaves; wage and hour questions; discipline, performance management, and employment terminations, including layoffs and reductions-in-force; discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower laws. Employment-related torts and litigation; employment law regulatory and compliance matters. EEO and affirmative action; contingent worker issues; and employee privacy laws. Labor matters include advice on applicable areas of labor law, such as discipline, discharge, contract interpretation, grievance proceedings and negotiations, and collective bargaining administration. Primary responsibilities also include providing and/or managing legal support for arbitration hearings; labor relations strategy; union-free initiatives and defense of organizing campaigns; training and policy development; and representation of Company in unfair labor practice and other NLRB proceedings. Represent the Company in federal and state administrative charges or agency matters (e.g., EEOC, OFCCP, NLRB, DOL, and comparable state agencies); in alternative dispute resolution proceedings; and in response to legal demand letters. Manage or co-manage outside employment litigation and strategy. Deliver training and education on a variety of employment and labor law topics; assist in the development and review of employment-related policies and procedures; draft and review employment contracts, policies, forms and procedures; manage and oversee business immigration matters, including investigations and compliance; identify and assess risk and develop proactive workplace counseling and solutions; and provide guidance or handle directly the investigation of employment-related issues. Develop professional credibility and relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as manage relationships with outside counsel. In addition to being well-versed in labor and employment law, the successful candidate must be a motivated, business-oriented legal professional who is client-focused and can successfully interact with the Company's attorneys, human resources professionals, management and leadership.

The candidate should have a JD degree from an accredited law school. Must be a member in good standing with a state Bar. Current admission to the Texas Bar, or eligibility for immediate admission to the Texas Bar without examination, is preferred. Should have 5+ years of relevant professional legal experience practicing labor/employment, litigation or similar law in a large law firm or an in-house legal department. Employment or laborlitigation, arbitration, or trial experience is preferred. Experience working with petrochemicals, polymer or refining companies in Texas is preferred.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2018-02-06

Employment Counsel

Brooklyn NY Employment Counsel The candidate will be chiefly responsible for employment/HR-related matters. Will support our HR team and employee base. Work closely with HR and advise on a wide-range of employment matters, such as recruiting/hiring, performance management, training, wage and hour compliance, terminations, and the use of contractors and consultants. Advise on and draft a variety of employment -related agreements such as offer letters, separation agreements, contractor agreements, and more. Oversee employee-related internal investigations and employment litigation. Respond to demand letters and agency complaints and audits (EEOC, DOL, etc.) and handle related investigations. Provide training on employment-law topics. Regularly review/update Etsy s global employee handbooks and related HR policies. Instruct and manage outside counsel. Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and international employment laws and regulations. Stay apprised of best practices, trends and developments in labor/employment law and apply them to Etsy through ongoing enhancements to current processes, policies and templates. Should have the experience and knowledge to help the HR team build out standard templates for frequently used documents. Will need to have experience assessing risk, building processes, and earning influence through exhibited expertise.

The candidate must have JD Degree and admitted to a state Bar (preferably NY or CA). Must have 6+ years of relevant work experience, ideally at a law firm and in-house, dealing with a broad range of employment law issues. Should have experience being the primary point of contact with clients, and taking the lead in managing the legal side of a project. Should be able to hit the ground running as Etsy first dedicated employment counsel. Should have strong background in a variety of employment law issues and an ability to provide clear, actionable advice to HR and management. Should be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing. Speak to technical experts or business leaders in plain English, without legal jargon. Should have excellent business, negotiation and presentation skills. Must be able to read a spreadsheet and build a deck and be able to analyze and communicate the information into a simple, effective message to others. Should have some familiarity with executive compensation, benefits, proxy reporting and immigration. EU employment law experience is a plus.
Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2018-01-27
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Attorney
In-House,Wix.com, Inc
Location : San Francisco California United States

As an in-house legal counsel at Wix?s legal department, you will play a significant role in dealing with the biggest legal challenges of the information age. You will get an insight into the legal issues at Wix and learn to expect the unexpected, com... + read more

jan 23, 2018


Employment Counsel
In-House,The New York Times Company
Location : New York City, NY, United States

Employment Counsel The candidate will report to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (employment). Will handle legal matters primarily related to human resources, employment and ethics compliance, and employee relations. Provide preventi... + read more

feb 14, 2018


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Employment Attorney
Refer job# HQRM137713
 
Employment Attorney The candidate will provide practical legal counsel to Human Resources and business executives on broad range of employment matters on day-to-day employee issues relating to recruiting, hiring, performance management, compensation, wage and hour, leaves of absence, return to work and accommodation issues, benefits, terminations, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, and other global employment-related topics; Review and preparation of employee agreements, performance documentation and separation documents; Conduct, direct or support the conduct of, factual reviews and investigations and responses to agency claims and/or demand letters; Develop, revise and implement employment policies and training solutions; Provide support and thought leadership for EEO and inclusion and diversity initiatives; Represent the company before state and federal agencies, and assist with litigation/arbitrations; Support of Human Resources in respect of vendor agreements and client RFP process; Operate with utmost discretion and confidentiality; Assist with Human Resources-related elements of strategic transactions / acquisitions, including: Due Diligence (with regard to employment-related issues); Negotiation/Drafting of employment-related reps and covenants in M&A deals; Interface with outside M&A and employment counsel on M&A transactions; and Pre/Post-Close Implementation.

The candidate must have 8+ years experience in employment-related laws and regulations with direct counseling experience to business executives, with preference given to experience in: financial services industry; and OFCCP federal contractor / affirmative action legal requirements. Experience with international employment laws is a plus. Should have significant subject matter experience in risk mitigation related to employee-life cycle events (hiring, employee relations, performance management, terminations and workforce reductions). Project management experience is essential. Major law firm experience preferred; and JD degree and member of the New York Bar.
 
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Employment Counsel
Refer job# SGUR137661
 
Employment Counsel The candidate will report to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (employment). Will handle legal matters primarily related to human resources, employment and ethics compliance, and employee relations. Provide preventive, proactive legal advice on a broad range of employment practice topics, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, performance management, employee discipline and separations, workplace investigations, severance programs, leaves of absence and accommodations, recruiting, hiring, benefits, wage and hour, compensation, employment and separation agreements, unemployment and workers compensation, and immigration issues. Working with the Company s Talent and Inclusion Department, develop and maintain human resources policies, procedures, and other documentation related to human resources and workforce management. Regularly prepare training materials and conduct training sessions regarding employment best practices. Keep abreast of legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments, and advise clients on same. As needed, consult on international employment issues, working with the Company s international human resources staff and local. Assist with various complex and/or sensitive projects, as assigned. Undergraduate and JD degrees from recognized institutions is desired. Must be a member of the New York Bar is essential. Previous in-house experience, particularly with unionized workforces, is preferred. 6- 10 years of experience in the areas of employment law, with sufficient experience to handle role responsibilities with a minimum of supervision.
 
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Labor And Employment Counsel
Refer job# FLKQ137630
 
Labor and Employment Counsel The candidate will interface with members of the company s executive, fulfillment, operations and HR teams, at headquarters and the company s fulfillment centers throughout the country, including in California, to manage and execute on a broad range of employment practices initiatives in the areas of recruiting, hiring, benefits, compensation, performance, discipline and separations, internal investigations, leaves of absence, employee relations, discrimination, harassment, workplace privacy, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenant compliance, contingent and temporary worker matters, regulatory compliance and employment matters risk management, among others. Serving as the subject matter expert in all areas of federal and state (including California) labor and employment laws, including Title VII, FMLA, NLRA, ADA, FLSA, ADEA, WARN and OSHA, among others. Ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local employment practices laws, rules and regulations. Providing strategic legal counsel and risk management advice to management and HR and executing on a wide variety of HR and employment practices matters, including in respect of recruiting, hiring, benefits, compensation, performance, discipline and separations (voluntary and involuntary), internal investigations, leaves of absence, employee/labor relations, discrimination, harassment, workplace privacy, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenant compliance, contingent worker matters, regulatory compliance and employment matters risk management. Conducting internal investigations in respect of allegations of violations of company policies and labor and employment laws, managing employee complaints, grievances and disputes, interpreting and providing guidance on employment-related contract provisions, enforcing restrictive covenant compliance, supporting the company s positive employee relations initiatives, supervising union organizing campaigns to the extent necessary, drafting and negotiating a variety of employment-related agreements, and responding to all manner of inquiries from management and HR relating to labor and employment matters on a daily basis, among other activities. Leading the Legal team s efforts in the preparation, implementation and refinement of best-in-class labor- and employment-related practices, policies, guidelines, tools, programs and forms that align with the company s employee engagement strategy, values and business goals. Preparing and conducting regular employee and management trainings on relevant matters, and managing company training programs in conjunction with HR. Representing and defending the company as necessary in front of applicable federal, state and local regulatory and enforcement authorities, including NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, state FEPAs, CalDOSH, NYDHR and other governmental employment agencies, and against claims or charges brought against it in federal and state court, arbitration and governmental proceedings. Monitoring and assessing the impact of legal and regulatory developments and enforcement trends at a state and federal level. Counseling management and HR on new or pending federal and state legislation, laws, rules and regulations and industry developments and trends that affect the company and its operations. Efficiently managing outside counsel with an eye toward minimizing outside counsel expense and meeting budget. Providing substantive support for the rest of the Legal team as needed, including strategic transactions. Engaging in or leading various other Legal projects and duties as needed.

The candidate must have JD degree from a top law school with exceptional academic credentials and 9-12 years of relevant experience gained at a leading law firm and in-house (ideally at a large manufacturing or CPG company) in roles of increasing responsibility. Should be admitted, active and in good standing with the New York State Bar.
 
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Senior Counsel, Labor And Employment
Refer job# QKMW137637
 
Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment The candidate provides strategic legal guidance to HR, as well as to senior management on employment and labor law matters; aids in the interpretation of and compliance with applicable local, state and federal HR-related laws and regulations; oversees employment-related litigation, managers investigation; settles employment claims prior to litigation; conducts internal employment-law related training. Provides Employee Relations team within the Human Resources Department with legal counsel in managing sensitive, complex matters related to employment. Supervises investigations of employee misconduct and recommends and assists in the implementation of appropriate course of action. Reviews and/or drafts employment policies, employment related documents, including employment agreements, separation agreements, consulting agreements, offer letters and confidentiality agreements. Oversees employment-related litigation, including drafting position statements, and managing outside counsel. Monitors and reports on latest employment law trends and developments and provides updates, guidance and training to Human Resources staff. Provides expert review on policies, procedures, employee training and specific cases which may be impacted by legislation or case law development. Represents the company's interests in claims and proceedings involving, EEOC complaints, wage and hour issues, discrimination issues, unemployment compensation, and worker's compensation. Must have Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school with top academic credentials; member in good standing of New York Bar. Should have 5-10 years of progressively responsible legal experience specializing in employment and labor law at a top level law firm and/or as in-house counsel. Fully versed in current US employment-related laws and legal issues, including but not limited to Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, as well as state and local equivalents in NY and CA, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, reductions in workforce, classification of employees, restrictive covenants, etc is required. Strong research and writing skills, experience drafting legal memoranda is needed. Experience responding to charges of discrimination and harassment and drafting position statements to state and federal governmental agencies is must. Ability to prepare clear, concise and complete legal documents, reports, correspondence and other communications on complex legal issues is essential. Experience in drafting and negotiating executive agreements is required. Experience conducting internal investigations (e.g. alleged workplace misconduct, violations of the company policy, etc.) is preferred. International employment law experience is a plus.
 
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Attorney - PIP (Limited Term Employment)
Refer job# HAXA137620
 
Attorney - PIP (Limited Term Employment) Candidate will: Handle cases with few unique legal or procedural issues involving mild to moderate injuries and/or damages including preparation of pleadings, motions, discovery, and briefs, attendance at hearings, conferences, interviews and trials or arbitrations, and performance of any other tasks or duties necessary for the proper representation of clients. May also assist other attorneys in cases of greater complexity and/or exposure. Keep supervisor informed of the work being done for clients and of any and all problems encountered. Maintain and update computerized litigation support systems for assigned caseloads. Consults with and renders opinions to the Claims Department regarding insurance policy questions concerning the legal aspects of the handling of personal injury claims. Performs other tasks or duties as assigned by supervisor. Four-year college degree, law school degree, and member in good standing of the FloridaBar is required. Public speaking, ability to function and handle high case loads in adversarial or confrontational situations is required.
 
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Corporate Counsel - Employment and Benefit Law
Refer job# PNKI137598
 
Corporate Counsel - Employment and Benefit Law The candidate will be responsible for support of human resources in the U.S. with oversight and coordination of issues arising internationally. Develop and implement employment and benefits best practices and procedures globally. Develop and implement training programs on a variety of topics for human resources and the business. Provide health and welfare plan counseling and qualified retirement plan counseling. Ensure compliance regarding Plan filings (IRS, DOL), document requirements (including plan document maintenance and amendments, SPDs / SMMs, SARS), responding to periodic DOL, IRS and internal audits, HIPAA and ACA compliance. Provide real-time support to internal collective bargaining teams during union negotiations and work with Corporate Labor Relations to develop bargaining strategy in advance thereof. Responsible for project and matter management with limited supervision; exercise independent judgment. Manage employment claims and litigation. Share in management of outside counsel relationships. Provide support and leadership in legal department projects. May supervise and/or mentor one or more junior lawyers, paralegals or administrative assistants. Act as a resource to other sand a member of a global team. Should have experience advising and counseling clients regarding employment health and retirement benefits. Traditional Labor experience is a plus.
 
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Senior Counsel - Employment Law
Refer job# SKZV137553
 
Senior Counsel - Employment Law The candidate serves a critical advisory and risk management function, addressing, among other things, compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and firm policies governing the human resources aspects of the firm s business. The primary responsibility is to provide advice in all areas of employment law to the Americas Talent Team and practice leaders. Activities include: (1) managing and participating in the defense of litigation, mediation and arbitration matters as well as agency proceedings brought under the various applicable federal and local employment laws; (2) reviewing and interpreting restrictive covenants applicable to incoming executive level personnel advising with respect to these and the Firm s own restrictive covenants, and litigating same, if necessary; (3) analyzing and counseling on diversity and inclusiveness initiatives and other projects and policies to support an innovative and evolving workforce; (4) conducting sensitive investigations relating to alleged violations of the respect at work, discrimination, harassment and equal employment opportunities policies, or other allegations of misconduct involving employees and partners. Manage and participate in active Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and state agency proceedings as well as active litigations brought under various federal statutes, including Title VII, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and common law. Manage and participate in employment-related Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters -- mediations and arbitrations. Protect firm proprietary agreements, specifically confidentiality agreements. Advise with respect to firm compensation matters (FLSA), benefits policies, including Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and occasional immigration matters. Advise with respect to and approve firm employment-related policies, including diversity and inclusiveness materials; develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements. Provide guidance to Talent Team and business leaders on best practices pursuant to legal guidelines and maintaining a respectful workplace, and assist with the resolution of workplace issues. Create, update and participate in educational training sessions for the firm s practice leaders and Talent Team professionals on current employment laws and their impact on firm policies and procedures (example: Respect at Work). Advise the Talent professionals and business professionals in meeting legal obligations including those associated with employment-related subpoenas served on the practice offices. Conduct internal investigations on issues such as alleged sexual harassment and other alleged discriminatory conduct. Vet proposed terminations and consult with human resource professionals and business leaders to devise and articulate selection criteria for reductions in force (RIF). Provide detailed analysis of the written business cases, demographics and adverse impact of the selected groups to be RIF d to minimize litigation risk. Advise on the legal issues associated with such initiatives as voluntary retirement program, severance program, and involuntary separations. Draft, review and update agreements to be signed by independent contractors. Draft, review and update employment and other agreements for firm employees. Manage outside counsel and actively participate in devising strategy for employment cases referred to outside counsel. Provide advice to the firm s practice leaders and Talent Team professionals on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits. Represent the firm in various employment-related legal proceedings. Negotiate separation packages or settlement terms with opposing counsel; coach human resources professional on discussing same with unrepresented employees. Advise with respect to human resources issues relating to international assignments of firm personnel. Provide advice to practice leaders regarding strategic initiatives such as the acquisition or divestiture of practice groups or businesses or programs to expand specific practice areas through the direct admission of executives who are bound by restrictive covenants. Other projects as needed (example: designing and implementing a program to address workplace violence). Provide creative and timely practical advice which complies with the firm s risk management objectives, while also meeting the firm s business needs and objectives. Oversee the compliance of partners, principals and employees with all relevant federal, state and local employment laws and rules and regulations affecting the human resource aspects of the firm s business. Similar compliance with all firm policies and rules, with a particular focus on process improvement and policy development. Assess completeness of response to subpoenas and regulatory investigations. Provide advice to Talent Team professionals and business professions in meeting obligations associated with subpoenas. Negotiate subpoena compliance terms with attorneys for subpoenaing party. Review existing policies and procedures, identify areas of weakness or improvement opportunity, implement change and disseminate knowledge to Talent Team professionals and others, as appropriate. Operates independently in various matters with decision-making authority. Operates under supervision of more experienced employment law counsel within General Counsel s Office. Manages outside counsel in defense of firm. Provides advice and direction to Talent Team professionals and managing partners. Provides frequent briefings and strategic plans on active cases and important matters to Head of Employment Law in General Counsel s Office. Provides periodic briefings on active cases to Head of Disputes for General Counsel s Office. Provides direction to General Counsel s Office (GCO) Senior Paralegals.

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college; top of class preferred. Juris Doctor (JD) from a top law school; top of class preferred. Should have 7+ years of experience as a practicing attorney preferably in a law firm or corporate legal department. Requires membership in the State Bar as an attorney qualified to practice law in New York State. Must remain in good standing with State Bar including being current on individual state Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements. Knowledge: Superior knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws and rules and regulations affecting the human resource aspects of the firm business. Advanced knowledge of trial work, litigation/arbitration and considerable experience working in the legal profession. Knowledge of international employment issues, including immigration and related international mobility issues. Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to create, plan and successfully execute projects; the ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Should have strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interface and communicate effectively and diplomatically with all levels of personnel, including firm leadership and managing partners across the Firm.
 
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Senior Counsel, Employment
Refer job# NAMF137558
 
Senior Counsel, Employment The candidate will oversee and partner with outside counsel on employment litigation (when outside counsel is used on a limited and selective basis). Will directly handle and represent the company in employment litigation (to include, without limitation, pleadings, discovery, motions, hearings, settlement, mediation, trial, appeal, and arbitration, if and as applicable), when outside counsel is not engaged. Handle administrative charges, agency investigations/audits, and attorney demand letters as needed. Proactively develop and drive employment litigation strategy. Conduct root cause analysis (RCA), develop remediation recommendations, and consult on implementation. Collaborate with company executives, business leaders, and other stakeholders in connection with litigation management, risk mitigation strategy, and remediation. Diligently manage litigation budget and counsel fees. Liaise and manage relationships with EPLI providers. Track, analyze, and prepare strategic reports on employment claim metrics and RCA. JD degree from accredited law school. Currently licensed member of at least one state bar organization in good standing is essential. Should have 8-10 years of extensive experience litigating and arbitrating state and federal employment claims on behalf of employers (including class/collective actions). Significant experience in the following in the area of employment law and employment practices: Conducting investigations; Managing and responding to administrative charges (including systemic cases); Responding to attorney demand letters; and Responding to government investigations and audits. Should preferably have 2+ years of experience as in-house counsel including oversight of outside counsel. Expert knowledge of federal, state, and local employment law and state and federal litigation procedure is essential. Outstanding written and oral communication skills including ability to effectively communicate with outside and opposing counsel and internal clients at all levels are essential.
 
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Counsel, Labor & Employment
Refer job# MXPC137510
 
Counsel, Labor and Employment The candidate will provide legal support to the Company's Human Resources teams in North America by delivering legal advice related to ongoing employment and labor matters. Will manage employment matters include advice on all areas of employment law, such as disability accommodations and leaves; wage and hour questions; discipline, performance management, and employment terminations, including layoffs and reductions-in-force; discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower laws. Employment-related torts and litigation; employment law regulatory and compliance matters. EEO and affirmative action; contingent worker issues; and employee privacy laws. Labor matters include advice on applicable areas of labor law, such as discipline, discharge, contract interpretation, grievance proceedings and negotiations, and collective bargaining administration. Primary responsibilities also include providing and/or managing legal support for arbitration hearings; labor relations strategy; union-free initiatives and defense of organizing campaigns; training and policy development; and representation of Company in unfair labor practice and other NLRB proceedings. Represent the Company in federal and state administrative charges or agency matters (e.g., EEOC, OFCCP, NLRB, DOL, and comparable state agencies); in alternative dispute resolution proceedings; and in response to legal demand letters. Manage or co-manage outside employment litigation and strategy. Deliver training and education on a variety of employment and labor law topics; assist in the development and review of employment-related policies and procedures; draft and review employment contracts, policies, forms and procedures; manage and oversee business immigration matters, including investigations and compliance; identify and assess risk and develop proactive workplace counseling and solutions; and provide guidance or handle directly the investigation of employment-related issues. Develop professional credibility and relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as manage relationships with outside counsel. In addition to being well-versed in labor and employment law, the successful candidate must be a motivated, business-oriented legal professional who is client-focused and can successfully interact with the Company's attorneys, human resources professionals, management and leadership.

The candidate should have a JD degree from an accredited law school. Must be a member in good standing with a state Bar. Current admission to the Texas Bar, or eligibility for immediate admission to the Texas Bar without examination, is preferred. Should have 5+ years of relevant professional legal experience practicing labor/employment, litigation or similar law in a large law firm or an in-house legal department. Employment or laborlitigation, arbitration, or trial experience is preferred. Experience working with petrochemicals, polymer or refining companies in Texas is preferred.
 
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Employment Counsel
Refer job# TYUX137396
 
Employment Counsel The candidate will be chiefly responsible for employment/HR-related matters. Will support our HR team and employee base. Work closely with HR and advise on a wide-range of employment matters, such as recruiting/hiring, performance management, training, wage and hour compliance, terminations, and the use of contractors and consultants. Advise on and draft a variety of employment -related agreements such as offer letters, separation agreements, contractor agreements, and more. Oversee employee-related internal investigations and employment litigation. Respond to demand letters and agency complaints and audits (EEOC, DOL, etc.) and handle related investigations. Provide training on employment-law topics. Regularly review/update Etsy s global employee handbooks and related HR policies. Instruct and manage outside counsel. Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and international employment laws and regulations. Stay apprised of best practices, trends and developments in labor/employment law and apply them to Etsy through ongoing enhancements to current processes, policies and templates. Should have the experience and knowledge to help the HR team build out standard templates for frequently used documents. Will need to have experience assessing risk, building processes, and earning influence through exhibited expertise.

The candidate must have JD Degree and admitted to a state Bar (preferably NY or CA). Must have 6+ years of relevant work experience, ideally at a law firm and in-house, dealing with a broad range of employment law issues. Should have experience being the primary point of contact with clients, and taking the lead in managing the legal side of a project. Should be able to hit the ground running as Etsy first dedicated employment counsel. Should have strong background in a variety of employment law issues and an ability to provide clear, actionable advice to HR and management. Should be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing. Speak to technical experts or business leaders in plain English, without legal jargon. Should have excellent business, negotiation and presentation skills. Must be able to read a spreadsheet and build a deck and be able to analyze and communicate the information into a simple, effective message to others. Should have some familiarity with executive compensation, benefits, proxy reporting and immigration. EU employment law experience is a plus.
 
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