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VP, Employment Law The candidate: Contributes to the organizational Employment Law strategy by providing thought leadership, legal counsel and representation to all areas of Lincoln Financial Group. Provides thought leadership and influences senior management on strategies for facilitating organizational change, adapting to regulatory developments, and mitigating employment law risk. Leads/executes approved strategy for assigned area(s) of responsibility. Develops and drives strategy on Employment Law training, HR policy development and compliance, and employment-related forms and agreements. Provides highly specialized legal expertise to senior leadership and key stakeholders on a wide range of legal employment matters, such as ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, and related federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations. Represents LFG entities before government agencies relating to Employment Law. Prepares highly complex employment documentation such as employment contracts and legal agreements. Develops best-practices and policies relating to human resources and employment law throughout LFG. Leads and oversees highly complex projects for the enterprise relating to employment-related regulatory and enforcement changes and employment litigation developments. Manages litigation and negotiates settlements, as appropriate, in pending and threatened litigation and agency proceedings. Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with executive/senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies. Collaborates with senior leadership in legal, human resources and business management on employee relations issues and internal investigations. Leads and oversees the identification of emerging policy issues in employment law and provides thought leadership and expertise on recommendations and changes. Leads the identification, development, and implementation of strategic process improvements that improve quality across the team, business unit, and/or the organization for assigned area(s) of responsibility. Leads and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility. Selects, manages, and oversees the activities of and billing by outside counsel with respect to employment and employee benefits-related matters. Must have 4+ Year/Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelors) Law degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required. (Minimum Required). Must have 12+ Years’ Experience practicing Employment Law in a position that directly aligns to the specific responsibilities of this role.
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