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Assistant General Counsel - Employment

Company name

Textron Inc.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 17, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 01, 2020

Posted on

Nov 07, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Providence, RI, United States

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Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Labor & Employment
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Assistant General Counsel - Employment
The candidate will serve as key legal partner to human resources personnel, Human Resources Leadership Team (HRLT) and leaders on employment law matters and overall compliance with global, federal and local employment and labor laws relating to non-bargained and bargained employee populations. Work closely with VP and Deputy General Counsel, as well as business leaders and personnel, to support the needs of the company and the corporate department. Provide timely, practical and business-oriented legal advice on a range of employment issues including hiring, performance management, employee relations, personnel policies and handbooks, leaves of absence and accommodations, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, internal investigations, discipline and termination, compensation, benefits, and privacy. Develop, draft and implement a variety of workplace policies, employee training and employment-related templates and agreements in collaboration with Human Resources and other functions as appropriate. Investigate and respond to claims, demand letters, administrative complaints, audits, and other employment-related inquiries; Represent the Company in investigations and mediations before administrative agencies including the EEOC, DOL and NLRB. Manage employment related litigation, including responding to attorney demand letters, effectively negotiating resolution of claims, and making recommendations to Human Resources and senior management on corrective action. Critically supervise and manage outside counsel to ensure high-quality, cost-effective service through developing and monitoring budgets and oversight of outside counsel on employment litigation matters. Support the human resources benefits team in review and response to appeals under qualified and non-qualified benefit plans. Conduct/oversee internal audits to support compliance, such as classification reviews and management of leaves of absence. Collaborate with local outside counsel to advise Human Resources and management on international employment issues. Advise and assist Corporate Human Resources and management to ensure compliance with federal executive orders and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations. Serve as primary legal counsel responsible for global data privacy compliance and data protection as it relates to employee, customer, supplier and other personal information relating to individuals. Work with Ethics and Compliance and the operations to investigate issues of compliance with laws and company policies including advising on and assisting in investigations and recommend action to prevent or mitigate potential legal claims. Advise on employment and dispute provisions in commercial agreements and mergers and acquisitions. Protect and maintain the privacy of employee personnel records including personal and compensation information about employees and Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have extensive experience in employment law and litigation. Must have 7 years as an employment litigation attorney working in private law firms or corporate legal departments. Some experience in employee benefits, ERISA, privacy and general litigation required. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, including good negotiation abilities essential. Law degree from an accredited academic institution and admission in good standing to a State Bar needed.

Additional info

Ref: 280147.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Textron Inc.
40 westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

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