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Senior Employment Counsel

Company name

Vail Resorts Management Company.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 19, 2020

Valid Through

Feb 01, 2021

Posted on

Jul 24, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Broomfield, CO, United States

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Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Senior Employment Counsel
Responsibilities: Provide legal advice, counsel and support to Human Resources, Employment Investigations, HR Compliance, HR Programs, and senior leaders on a significant and diverse volume of employment law matters including accommodations, discipline, compensation, leaves of absences, meal and rest periods, FMLA, FLSA issues, EEO requirements, social media, separations, independent contractor classification, recruiting and hiring, and policies and procedures. Understand and distill the practical ramifications of complex legal issues (including regulatory requirements) into concise summaries supporting thoughtful, well-reasoned recommendations and clearly and succinctly articulate the associated risks. Engage with and manage outside counsel to effectively resolve threatened or outstanding employment litigation matters and establish best practices for prevention of litigation; respond to EEOC and state fair employment agency discrimination charges and other types of employment-related agency complaints. Assist in the preparation and presentation of legal training to HR and business leaders. Adhere to and support standards and goals of the company and the legal department. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from accredited law school and active state bar license required. 7+ years' legal experience focused in employment law, with significant time devoted to advice and counseling; in-house experience with a major corporation strongly preferred. Demonstrated connection to Colorado, and/or to ski or hospitality industry; local (CO based) candidates preferred. Creative problem solver with strong organizational and time management skills and ability to simultaneously manage a variety of assignments. Demonstrated ability to work under high pressure conditions, meet aggressive deadlines and to successfully handle urgent situations with patience and diplomacy. An agile and flexible thinker, with the ability to quickly learn new areas of the law and the business. Must have a passion for promoting a positive, productive culture that furthers the company mission of “Experience of a Lifetime”. Ability to build credibility quickly and provide strong legal support for complex and challenging business opportunities while positively and successfully managing relationships within diverse groups of stakeholders. A commitment to personal and professional growth, and receptivity to feedback. Preferred: Experience working in a sophisticated and fast paced in-house legal department. Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation. Strong team player with the ability to adapt and work well with a variety of personalities.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 222710

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Vail Resorts Management Company.
390 Interlocken Crescent
Suite 1000
Broomfield, CO 80021

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