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Corporate Counsel

Company name

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

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Job Type


Valid Through

Nov 27,2019

Posted on

Aug 14,2019

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Seattle, WA, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Corporate Counsel
The candidate will be responsible for providing advice and strategies on labor and employment matters in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Will be supporting the Vice President and Associate General Counsel Labor and Employment. Supporting and advising business teams, including executives, managers, employee relations, information services, and operations regarding compliance with existing labor and employment laws and new legislation. Advising on issues such as discipline, non-competition, redundancies, leave, disability, contingent workers, equity, contractor management, anti-discrimination, wage and hour, and union/labor relations. Providing representation and/or management of matters before human rights tribunals and agencies. Conducting and managing internal investigations. Drafting policies, drafting service provider, commission, bursary, non-compete, employment, and settlement agreements. Assisting with privacy compliance in relation to employee data. Developing and delivering client training on compliance with labor and employment laws. Leading responses to governmental inquiries into employment/labor related matters. Managing litigation, outside counsel, and budgets. Performing project management work for legal projects. Formulating efficient resolution strategies to meet business objectives. Providing effective cross-functional support inside and outside of the legal department. Assisting in developing and implementing departmental goals and initiatives.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Juris Doctorate Degree or equivalent. Must be licensed/authorized to practice law and in good standing. Should preferably have 3-5 years of experience in a top law firm. In-house experience working in the law department of a Fortune 500 company highly desirable. Should be specializing in international employment and labor law. Strong analytical, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills essential. Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail and accuracy needed. Proficient or fluent Spanish is preferred.

Deadline: September 17, 2019.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
1015 3rd Avenue
12th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

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