Employment Attorney Jobs
There are many opportunities when you search through employment attorney jobs. An employment attorney specializes in assisting both employers and employees by addressing the issues that can arise in the workplace.

An employment attorney, sometimes referred to as an employment benefit attorney, interprets and applies employment laws. There are a number of laws in place to protect both the employer and the employee on the federal state and even local levels. An employment attorney successfully navigates all these laws for the empoyer and employee.

Simialrly to other attorney positions, the employment attorney also follows the same educational path. They are reqired to obtain a BA from an undergraduate school and a JD from an accredited law school. Additionally, attonreys will be required to pass the bar exam in the state they practice in.

There are many different areas that an employment attorney needs to be aware of. Some of these areas include privacy rights, sexual discrimination, employment termination, workers' compensation, leaves of absence, retirement, wages and overtime, and discrimination issues based on age, gender, ethnic origin, etc. In fully understanding the many laws in place, an employment attorney helps minimize any risks of breaking those laws.

Employment attorneys are available for consultation when it comes to negotiating collective bargaining agreements and other issues that arise when working with labor representatives. Additionally, an employment attorney acts as a mediator as necessary and represents theirclients in civil lawsuits.

A typical employment attorney can make up to $170,000 although the median salary is around $144,000 and can be as low as $65,000. The wide range of salary is due to many different contributing factors such as state, employer and what cities these businesses are located in.

As an employment attorney, you must be highly organized because there may be many different issues that require your focus at the same time. You need to be able to prioritize your time and manage different cases. Additionally, you should have superior communication skills because the nature of this position often involves mediation to ensure that all parties are heard and treated fairly and according to law.

Regardless of the economy, there is always a need for an experienced employment attorney to protect the rights of all involved parties. Consider your preferences and interpersonal skills as you investigate employment attorney options.
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Company
Risk Analytics Consulting
Experience
Min 2 yrs required
Location
Sterling VA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12,15
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Part time Associate--Employment law and ERISA law. You work with another licensed part time Jr. attorney/legal research assistant who work in evenings and weekends now. You will also need support Sr. trial attorneys for litigation cases who work during weekday during normal business hours. Job Duties:  Conduct internet research, case study, write case summary, draft administrative/court/arbitration filings, and prepare discovery, deposition, support hearings and trials...
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Company
Confidential
Experience
Location
New York City NY, USA
Posted Date
Jan 14,15
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Employment Law firm in midtown is seeking a fluent Spanish speaking attorney for project work, including research, drafting, discovery, client intake and meetings, etc for FLSA and discrimination cases.  Principal duties are to perform legal research and drafting, handle discovery, and participate in client meetings.  Must be admitted in New York. Click Apply Now to submit your cover letter, resume, and writing sample.
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Company
BCG Attorney Search
Experience
Min 2 yrs required
Location
Great Neck NY, USA
Posted Date
Jan 12,15
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Great Neck law firm is seeking an attorney with 2-5 years of general employment law experience. Candidate must be licensed in NY. Licensure in New Jersey and/or Connecticut is a plus.
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In-House
Experience
Min 2 yrs required
Location
Paris TN, USA
Posted Date
Jan 23, 15
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Disability Attorney/Advocate The candidate primary duties include review of hearing briefs, pre-hearing meetings and hearing attendance. Should have Juris Doctorate Degree or Direct Payment Eligible Advocate. Should be in good standing or advocates eligible for direct pay, with 2 years of experience. Must be available to attend Social Security disability hearings at their local ODAR offices on behalf of clients. Must have social security disability experience. Must have ex...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 5 yrs required
Location
Santa Clara CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 23, 15
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Employment Law and Litigation Counsel Candidate will be primary in-house employment law attorney. Will be responsible for maintaining company compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and foreign employment laws and regulations. Will work day-to-day with the company’s human resources team on employment actions spanning entire employee lifecycle. Responsibilities include legal review of employee handbooks, template agreements for releases and notifications, intern...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 8 yrs required
Location
Philadelphia PA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 23, 15
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Senior Counsel, Employment Law Contracting Support - US Location Negotiable The candidate acts as legal advisor on Employment law issues in relation to the company’s contracting and M&A practices. Advises on strategic matters relating to company’s contracting approach in respect of people solutions and HR matters, including effective risk mitigation planning. Provides employment law support on new complex deals carrying the largest and most complex people related risks...
Company
In-House
Experience
Location
Pleasanton CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 21, 15
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Employment Law Research Assistant Duties: Field requests from Product Teams for employment counsel advice/review. Responsible for conferring with in-house legal in re: appropriate scope of inquiry, the need to reach out to outside counsel, managing the response and ensuring the answer is comprehensive enough for the product team. Point person for legal monitoring services. Responsible for performing quarterly check-in's with monitoring firms to confirm appropriate servic...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 5 yrs required
Location
Oklahoma City OK, USA
Posted Date
Jan 21, 15
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Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney Candidate will represent the company and insureds in all phases of litigation, practicing law in compliance with ethical standards as established by state law. Responsibilities include providing legal analysis and advice, preparing and filing legal pleadings and documents, performing legal research, preparing for and conducting pre-trial discovery, preparing for and conducting administrative and judicial hearings, civil jury trials an...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 7 yrs required
Location
Cedar Rapids IA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 21, 15
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Employer
Assistant General Counsel (Employment Attorney Corp) Duties: Help individuals, families, and businesses build, protect and preserve their hard-earned assets. Be a recognized company authority who provides expert complex legal services for several departments. Advise the divisions on business decisions and may participate in various committees. This job provides advice and the management of a variety of legal services relating to employment and corporate law which include...
Company
In-House
Experience
5-7 yrs required
Location
Dayton OH, USA
Posted Date
Jan 21, 15
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Research Manager The candidate will collaborate with stakeholders to understand and document the business objectives and how research will be used to inform business decisions. Synthesize existing relevant insights. Act as clearinghouse and integrate relevant existing primary and secondary research. Design competitive intelligence, qualitative and quantitative research plans to meet research objectives. Design research questionnaires and moderator guides. Collect, summariz...
Company
In-House
Experience
1-3 yrs required
Location
Mineola NY, USA
Posted Date
Jan 20, 15
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Employer
Field Counsel The candidate will represent the company and its policyholders in civil litigation and workers' compensation matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage of a moderate value with moderately complex legal issues. Use Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters. Conduct necessary and appropriate discovery, h...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 6 yrs required
Location
Chicago IL, USA
Posted Date
Jan 20, 15
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Employee Benefits Attorney The candidate will require a minimum travel requirement of up to 65%. Assists Producers and Account Executives in the Human Capital Practice primarily in the Midwest Region (and provides backup nationally) serves, gains and retains clients by responding to questions and requests with timely, accurate and pertinent information. Will meet with clients regularly to deliver the Willis HCP products and services of NLRG. The amount of travel will vary ...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 6 yrs required
Location
Atlanta GA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 20, 15
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Employer
Senior Manager Labor Relations The candidate will execute the Company’s labor relations strategy to insure a union-free environment across enterprise. Will manage issues affecting the enterprise involving protected concerted activity, organized labor and positive associate relations; support, consult, and provide guidance to management at all levels of the organization on such issues. Problem solve and provide strategies to field business partners to determine root cause...
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