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Employment Attorney in Dallas, TX

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Company name

Dean Foods

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Dallas, TX

Date Last Verified

Jul 04,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

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Employment Attorney The candidate will act as corporate counsel for the Company in the areas of employment law, insured claims, and commercial litigation, with primary emphasis on employment law. Will serve as legal counsel to Human Resources team and business partners on all areas of employment law, including but not limited to issues arising under federal state and local discrimination and anti-harassment laws, wage and hour laws, privacy laws, wrongful termination and whistleblower laws, leaves of absence laws, non-compete laws, workplace safety laws (OSHA), workers’ compensation laws, laws relating to hiring and separation, including WARN Act, Affirmative Action, and more. Provide training and regular updates on developments on employment and labor laws to Human Resources team. Engage in drafting, negotiating and/or revising agreements touching on employment law issues (including settlement and separation agreements) or sections of complex commercial contracts with employment-related provisions or issues present. Develop, draft and/or revise policies and procedures related to employment and labor law. Lead process for responding to complaints of discrimination and other administrative charges filed with federal and state agencies, which includes partnering with HR clients to investigate complaints. Draft position statements in connection with such complaints and represent the company in mediations and other administrative hearings. Investigate and respond to attorney demand letters and employee complaints. Proactively lead strategy on all forms of insured/non-subscriber claims and litigation (mainly in the general liability, auto and worker’s compensation arenas), and provide counsel related to the development, maintenance, or improvement of Risk programs. Proactively lead strategy on commercial litigation matters, including collections, business disputes, asbestos and miscellaneous other types of litigation, partnering with business clients. Create and maintain various reports on status of lawsuits, charges and other proceedings, and report on same. Oversee discovery for all claims and lawsuits, including litigation hold and release process, responding to discovery and working on e-discovery matters and issues. Provide guidance to, mentor and assist in supervising in-house paralegals who work in the employment and litigation areas.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s Degree, J.D. Degree, and law license. Must have 4+ years of experience practicing employment and labor law with a strong law firm. Candidates with some time working as in-house counsel for a public company, is preferred. Must have very deep expertise in the areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other leave acts, and Workers’ Compensation laws. Legal experience working in insured claims case management (including workers’ compensation and non-subscriber matters) and commercial litigation is required. Extensive litigation experience in the employment arena is required. Must have computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and EXCEL.

Additional info

Requisition ID 2018-7458

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Dean Foods
2711 North Haskell Avenue,
Suite 3400
Dallas, TX 75204