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Labor & Employment Attorney in Neenah, WI

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 24, 2020

Posted on

Oct 18, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Neenah, WI, United States
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Labor & Employment Attorney
Duties: Provide legal counsel on labor and employment matters, which may include, state and Federal wage and hour compliance and the FLSA, state and Federal employment discrimination and anti-harassment statutes, FMLA and disability matters, affirmative action and diversity, employee discipline and termination, hiring practices, general union/labor relations, including grievances and arbitrations and contract negotiations, employee benefits, employment-related agreements and policy-related issues, and employment-related litigation. Ensure compliance with all applicable employment-related laws, regulations, and policies. Assist in the creation, implementation, and refinement of forms, policies, and procedures. Conduct and manage internal investigations. Represent the Company before state and Federal administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, state and local human rights agencies, as well as in mediations and arbitrations and any claims under local union grievance procedures. Identify and assess legal risks and opportunities in the labor and employment area and advise accordingly. Independently handle legal matters and projects ranging from basic to complex. Recognize when to elevate matters to the attention of the General Counsel and/or CHRO. Supervise, manage and evaluate outside counsel on employment-related matters, including litigation. Educate clients and stakeholders on legal matters, policies and procedures. Represent Corporation’s best interests in assigned matters.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Master’s Degree. Accredited Law School degree required. 5+ years of substantive labor and employment experience with a corporate legal department or a nationally-recognized law firm. Strong working knowledge of multi-jurisdictional employment law requirements, and experience with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, National Labor Relationships Act, OFCCP regulations, and OSHA. Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals at all levels and areas within the organization, from executive leadership to first-line supervisors; proactive in providing counsel to clients. Ability to promote and contribute to a team environment that encourages and supports inclusion to drive innovation and reach the best solutions to complex problems. Sound judgment; exceptional integrity; ability to think critically, communicate complex matters clearly, make well-reasoned recommendations, and determine who should be kept informed. High level of emotional intelligence. Self-starter with good business sense and a sense of urgency, honesty and fairness. Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a valid attorney’s license. Ability to work under minimal supervision and learn new substantive areas within and beyond labor and employment law. Prior experience with Canadian, Mexican, and European labor and employment law, a plus. Availability outside of normal business hours. Comfortable in a fast-paced, high-volume workplace environment. Discretion as it relates to confidential or other sensitive matters—enthusiasm and a good sense of humor are a plus.

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