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Employment Attorney / Litigation - Employment Attorney in Houston, TX

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Company name

Intertek Group plc

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Labor & Employment
Litigation - Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Houston, TX

Date Last Verified

May 18,2018

Posted on

Mar 06,2018

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In-House Labor and Employment Attorney The candidate will be advising and analyzing risk on employment law matters, including hiring, termination, discipline, accommodation, leave, wage and hour compliance, etc. Advise and support HR Managers in a timely and useful manner in response to specific needs and inquiries. Prepare and deliver training on employment and labor issues to Country and HR Managers on a variety of topics in a timely and useful manner in response to specific legal needs and inquiries. Provide guidance on, drafting and review of Employee Handbook and related policies and procedures. Advise and support firm Executives in a timely and useful manner in response to specific legal needs and inquiries. Support and participate in HR/Compliance investigations where there is a high risk of litigation. Responsible for Company awareness of US and Canadian legislation affecting employment and labor issues for the business. Assist General Counsel with other matters, as they arise. Manage appointed counsel, including identifying the appropriate legal support, negotiating fees and controlling legal costs. The candidate must have Law degree and admission to the State Bar (in Texas or Illinois). Should have 7 years of experience including contracts, litigation management, employment and labor legal issues. Mix of both in-house corporate and law-firm experience is preferred. Understanding of legal and policy issues related to payroll and tax withholding, unemployment insurance, health insurance, and 401k plans is needed. Knowledge of core labor and employment laws and regulations, with specific knowledge of Texas, Louisiana, California and Canada jurisdictions is a plus. Experience in drafting and negotiating employee agreements, contracts and other legal documents, including confidentiality and non-compete, agreements, memoranda on legal research, and severance agreements is must. Experience with employee benefits and knowledge of benefit systems, including operating in a diverse environment, coordinating the services of external legal advisors and attorneys on claims is essential.

Additional info

Ref: 14484BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Intertek Group plc
16025B Jacintoport Blvd.
Houston, TX 77015