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Vice President, Employment Counsel

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In-House

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Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Pasadena, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 15,2017

Posted on

Feb 16,2017
Practice Area
ERISA/Executive Compensation >> ERISA/Executive Compensation
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Vice President, Employment Counsel Responsibilities: Function as an employment law subject matter expert. Ensure company compliance with all applicable employment, compensation, benefit, immigration and workers’ compensation laws. Provide practical, business-oriented and legally sound advice to Human Resources, management and other stakeholders on all aspects of the employment relationship including recruiting and hiring practices; background checks; compensation and benefits; restrictive covenant agreements; wage and hour; reasonable accommodations; leaves of absence; performance management; discipline; termination, restructurings, reductions-in-force and severance; appropriate classification of employees, independent contractor and other contingent workers; and mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and integrations. Develop, draft and implement a variety of workplace policies, employee training and employment-related templates and agreements (including offer letters and other onboarding documents; confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements; retention, transition, separation and settlement agreements), in collaboration with Human Resources and other functions as appropriate. Oversee, direct and provide advice with respect to internal investigations concerning employee policy violations and complaints of discrimination, harassment, bullying, workplace violence, retaliation, breach of contract, constructive dismissal and other employment-related claims. Investigate, negotiate and resolve pre-litigation claims and administrative charges, and serve as subject matter expert for employment litigation matters. Manage workers’ compensation matters, including overseeing and strategizing with third-party claims administrator and outside counsel. Oversee immigration matters. Develop and adhere to outside counsel budget and strategize with and manage outside counsel. Achieve business-oriented objectives and cost-effective solutions while mitigating legal risk. Perform other duties as requested.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree from an accredited law school and excellent academic record. Admission in good standing to the Bar of the State of California. 5+ years’ experience dedicated to the practice of employment law counseling and litigation handling the responsibilities outlined above, preferably at a large law firm or employment law boutique; in-house employment law experience a plus. Detailed knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws, with emphasis on California state and local law Familiarity with compensation, benefits, immigration and workers’ compensation laws Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, analytical, leadership and project management skills. High performance standards and attention to detail. Strong legal and business judgment, exceptional integrity and unflappable demeanor. Proven ability to work collaboratively with and influence others at all levels of the organization, maintain position even in the absence of broad-based support, and deliver practical, creative, business-oriented, legally compliant and timely advice. Ability to organize, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, handle high pressure situations, meet short deadlines and maintain confidentiality. Team player who consults with and reports to the Chief Employment Counsel and others as required. Proficiency in MS Office Suite.

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