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Assistant Vice President Legal Counsel - Labor and Employment Law The candidate will provide counsel and legal advice and guidance on employment law issues, which include ADA, FMLA, wage/hour, EEO, disciplinary actions, Title VII, state employment laws, and HR policies. Provide commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice to HR in a cost-effective manner. Provide prompt, commercial, practical legal advice to assigned areas. Be pro-active in the provision of legal support and in advising the area/business promptly of material legal developments and their implications. Ensure legal management is fully briefed on major issues arising in relevant business area and major legislative changes in area of expertise. Liaise with panel law firms and other appropriate external parties as needed. Maintain and develop positive and professional working relationships with all team members within Legal and assigned departments for which the jobholder is responsible. Participate effectively as part of the Legal Team. Share legal knowledge and best practices with legal colleagues. May manage internal support staff as appropriate. Provide legal services in a cost-effective manner. Manage the approach to legal risk within assigned departments, to ensure that the interests of the Group are adequately protected. Assist the business to remain compliant with legal risk management requirements set out in the Group Standards Manual and Legal FIM. Awareness of the operational risk scenario associated with the role and to ensure that all actions during employment with account of the likelihood of operational risk occurring. Leadership over all regulatory and compliance matters and the management of operational risk. Complete other responsibilities, as assigned. Ensure compliance, operational risk controls in accordance with group or regulatory standards and policies; and optimize relations with regulators by addressing any issues. Maintains internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators. Should have 3+ years of proven and progressive employment law experience. Should have JD degree as well as admission to applicable state Bar and pertinent levels of courts in applicable states. Application deadline: 21 February, 2018.
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