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Employment Law Counsel The candidate will: Provide legal support on a broad range of employment law matters under US federal and state law including matters such as employee leave, non-compete agreements, discrimination, disability accommodation, hiring, performance management and discharge, wage and hour, ethics, and other employment issues. Provide legal review and advice in area of employment law, including in connection with providing advice to Human Resources organization and in reviewing, drafting, and providing advice regarding agreements and other documents related to employment law matters. Perform other duties as assigned, such as other compliance matters and for supporting the regional compliance program. Provide legal counsel to appropriate Lonza resources as necessary to assist in internal investigations and employee interviews. May be required to personally conduct investigations in sensitive situations. Draft investigation reports. Pro-actively identify areas of company risk and make recommendations for mitigation strategies. Develop implementation, communication, and auditing plan and lead plan execution to ensure uniform application across all functional groups and business units. Manage litigation, government agency investigations, audits, and administrative charges. Supervise outside counsel and related budgets as needed. Develop and deliver employment law related training and assist in the development, drafting, and administration of corporate policies. Work closely with human resources organization and business management in various jurisdictions and actively assist company in achieving business objectives through identification of pro-active employment practices and strategies.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. degree. Should have 10+ years of employment law experience at a major law firm or corporate in-house legal department. In-house legal department experience strongly preferred. Labor and Benefit experience a plus. Admission and membership in good standing to the bar of at least one state. Strong understanding of US Federal and State employment law. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, outside counsel, business partners, and other stakeholders. Excellent analytical skills and people skills. Ability to prioritize responsibilities, to work efficiently, to manage and to conclude in a timely manner, many projects, issues, and cases.
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