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Labor & Employment Attorney in New York City, NY

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

Posted on

Apr 30, 2021

Years of Experience

3-6 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Vice President – Employment Legal Counsel
Responsibilities: Provide practical legal counsel to Human Resources and business executives across the firm on a broad range of employment matters relating to recruiting, hiring, performance management, compensation, wage and hour, leaves of absence, return to work and accommodation issues, benefits, terminations, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, human capital management disclosures, and other global employment-related topics. Conduct, direct or support factual reviews and internal investigations. Manage pre-litigation and litigation activities, including with outside counsel. Represent the company before federal and state agencies and respond to agency claims and/or demand letters. Review and/or prepare employee agreements, performance documentation and separation documents. Provide thought leadership and support for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Develop, revise and implement employment policies and training solutions and stay atop of industry developments to help be best in class; and Assist with Human Resources-related elements of strategic transactions / acquisitions.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Major law firm experience preferred; and JD degree and member of the New York Bar. 3-6 years’ experience in employment-related laws and regulations with direct counseling experience to business executives, with preference given to experience in the financial services industry and investigatory experience. Meaningful subject matter experience in risk mitigation related to employee-life cycle events (hiring, employee relations, performance management, and terminations). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex projects simultaneously. Strong communication skills (oral and written), with both legal and non-legal professionals and comfort working in a role requiring utmost discretion and confidentiality.

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