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In-House Labor and Employment Attorney The candidate will provide legal counsel for employment related items for the company. Will report to the General Counsel, North America. Advise and analyze risk on employment law matters, including hiring, termination, discipline, accommodation, leave, wage and hour compliance, etc. Advise and support HR Managers in a timely and useful manner in response to specific needs and inquiries. Prepare and deliver training on employment and labor issues to Country and HR Managers on a variety of topics in a timely and useful manner in response to specific legal needs and inquiries. Provide guidance on, drafting and review of Employee Handbook and related policies and procedures. Advise and support in-house executives in a timely and useful manner in response to specific legal needs and inquiries. Support and participate in HR/Compliance investigations where there is a high risk of litigation. Responsible for company awareness of US and Canadian legislation affecting employment and labor issues for the business. Assist General Counsel with other matters, as they arise. Manage appointed counsel, including identifying the appropriate legal support, negotiating fees and controlling legal costs.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Law degree and admission to the State Bar (in Texas or Illinois). Must have 7+ years of experience including contracts, litigation management, employment and labor legal issues. Should preferably have a mix of both in-house corporate and law-firm experience. Understanding of legal and policy issues related to payroll and tax withholding, unemployment insurance, health insurance, and 401k plans is required. Knowledge of core labor and employment laws and regulations, with specific knowledge of Texas, Louisiana, California and Canada jurisdictions a plus. Experience in drafting and negotiating employee agreements, contracts and other legal documents, including confidentiality and non-compete, agreements, memoranda on legal research, and severance agreements is needed. Should have experience with employee benefits and knowledge of benefit systems, including operating in a diverse environment, coordinating the services of external legal advisors and attorneys on claims.
Ref. #: 14484BR
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