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ProfileCounsel - Labor and Employment
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: B.A. or B.S. degree. JD degree and admission to the practice law (i.e. licensure). 5-7 years of focused labor and employment experience with a major law firm or an in-house legal department. Experience with a retail company with a significant store footprint. Experience providing advice and counsel and handling litigation related to all aspects of employment law, including compliance with federal, state and local laws concerning discrimination, harassment, wage and hour matters. Working knowledge of compensation, recruiting, immigration, workers’ compensation, ERISA, HIPAA, wrongful discharge and other related torts and benefits law. Experience providing advice and counsel on labor law issues, including union avoidance, unfair labor practices, picketing, boycotts and injunctions. Ability to provide sound and practical legal advice, with proven success and experience with balancing legal risk with business objectives. Sound judgment and business acumen. An imaginative approach to problem solving and the ability to find alternative ways to achieve business objectives that remain consistent with legal and ethical standards. High degree of discretion with ability to maintain confidences. Able to take action as appropriate (neither prematurely nor too late, and in a manner on scale to the issue). Adept at recognizing when special expertise is needed, and possessing the confidence to seek help but with the ability to independently reach conclusions. Able to forge positive partnerships with other business stakeholders . Presentation experience and skills required. Excellent communication skills, specifically able to explain complex issues to non-lawyers. Strong administrative and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively with, and manage, outside counsel. Ability to work effectively with a broad range of individuals with various skills and abilities. Effectively able to work collaboratively with others.
11400 SE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004