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Counsel/senior Counsel, Labor & Employment

Company name

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

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Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Lake Forest, IL

Date Last Verified

Mar 20,2018

Posted on

Mar 11,2018
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Counsel/Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment Duties: Counseling on Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRA, OFCCP and other federal employment laws, as well as any state and international equivalents. Counseling on employment agreements, employment contracts, confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants. Assisting in the management of the Company’s severance program. Assisting in the negotiation and resolution of employment-related disputes. Managing EEOC charges, labor arbitrations, ULP charges and state equivalents. Developing programs, policies, tools and guidelines that align with the Company’s values, business objectives and employee engagement strategies. Supporting employment law matters related to complex projects, including M&A strategies, divestitures, and organizational reductions and restructuring. With the Chief Labor & Employment Counsel and the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer, provide advice and counsel on compliance-related matters, including investigation of potential violations of the Company’s Code of Conduct. Developing and deploying highly effective and engaging employee training on key labor & employment topics. Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with business partners, legal department members and human resources professionals. Providing advice and counsel on employee compensation plans and programs and employee benefit issues, including health, welfare and retirement plans.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in 1+ state and in good standing with all state bars where admitted. If not admitted in Illinois, must successfully apply for in-house counsel licensure with the State Bar of Illinois. Licensed attorney with 4+ years of experience handling labor & employment issues. Both labor and employment counseling experience is required. Prior law firm experience is required; prior in-house experience is a strong plus. Prior employment litigation, as well as experience with international employee populations, is an advantage. Must have the ability to travel both domestically and internationally. Must be able to influence and communicate effectively with all internal clients of all levels of the organization (including senior management), as well as any external organizations (including government agencies) and outside labor & employment counsel. Must be willing to challenge the status quo, advocate unpopular positions as appropriate, make difficult judgment calls and provide effective perspective on labor and employment matters. Must be able to handle company confidential information and data requiring the highest degree of attention to preserve confidentiality. Strong organizational skills and the ability to compile information from multiple sources. Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and handle unanticipated situations and effectively work under pressure.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
One IDEXX Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092

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