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Employment Attorney in Seattle, WA

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Company name

City of Seattle,

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Labor & Employment

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Seattle, WA

Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

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Senior Investigator The candidate will handle a complex investigation caseload including directed investigations, company-wide investigations involving numerous ordinances, and investigations requiring in-depth legal research and analysis. Will do research and planning for directed and complaint-based investigations, conducting investigations, and recommending resolutions to complaints of violations of the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST), Fair Chance Employment Ordinance (FCE), Minimum Wage Ordinance (MW), Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance (WT), Secure Scheduling Ordinance (SS), the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (HEHS), and other labor standards the City may enact in the future. Conduct investigations of alleged non-compliance of Seattle's Labor Standards (some claims involve both labor standard and civil rights discrimination violations) including highly sensitive and/or complex investigations such as directed investigations, company-wide investigations involving numerous ordinances, and investigations with complex legal issues. Conduct remand investigations. Determine legitimacy of complaint, gather and preserve evidence, examine witnesses, review payroll records, conduct complex research using various databases and other legal tools, analyze fact patterns and prepare and issue detailed formal determinations and orders. Negotiate and draft legally binding settlement contracts and conduct conciliation in cases where a violation of non-compliance of the labor standards law is found. Work on a variety of special projects, as assigned, that may include developing and leading presentations on Seattle's Labor Standards, reviewing labor ordinances, policies and procedures, recommending new legislation to policy makers and policies and procedures to OLS, analyzing and applying federal and/or state case law and regulations. Provide mentorship to Labor Standards Investigators/Civil Rights Analysts. Provide input into performance plans and appraisals, hiring decisions and other personnel actions affecting Labor Standards Investigators/Civil Rights Analysts. Perform related duties, including intake, as needed and required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: The candidate should have baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or a certified equivalency for foreign studies in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Political Science or a closely related field/analytical discipline. A law degree (J.D.) is preferred. Should have 3+ years of professional experience with major work assignments emphasizing civil rights law enforcement, equal employment opportunity, complaint investigation, affirmative action program implementation, personnel administration, labor relations, or related work as a mediator in these areas (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Deadline: 19 June, 2018

Additional info

Job #2018-00867 Send resume, letter of interest; Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and Writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Seattle,
Municipal Building, 600 Fourth Avenue, 10th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104