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Labor & Employment Attorney in Seattle, WA

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

May 04, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 9 yrs required

Location

Seattle, WA, United States
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Director Corporate Counsel - Labor and Employment
The candidate will support multiple client groups and use seasoned judgment and experience to counsel Partner Resources (HR) Organization and retail leaders at varying levels on wage and hour compliance, workplace accommodations, protected leave, performance management, claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, manager and sensitive separations, business reorganizations and compliance with federal, state and local labor and employment regulations. Direct and oversee investigations alleging unlawful employment actions. Work with and oversee outside counsel and in-house paralegals defend lawsuits and agency charges filed against the company. Similarly advise functional support groups on issues of compliance, performance management, discipline, accommodations, corporate reorganizations, and more. Clearly and concisely communicate strategic legal counseling to Company’s retail operations teams, as well as the adjacent businesses and functions that collaborate with and support the business. Establish highly collaborative relationships with clients and with other legal department partners to provide cross-functional support for the business, including helping paralegals and other support staff to succeed. Help advance business objectives and mitigate risk by acting as a trusted advisor whose strategic thinking, business acumen, pragmatic problem-solving, and proactive counsel are sought out by clients.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Must be Licensed to practice law in California. Must have 9+ years of relevant substantive legal experience in labor & employment law and litigation in a law firm or in-house legal department. Extensive California wage & hour compliance and litigation experience are required. Must also have experience managing complex class actions and PAGA claims as well as single-plaintiff cases; experience managing outside counsel to ensure efficiency and fiscal prudence; experience proactively recognizing and managing e-Discovery issues; demonstrated history of challenging the status quo, identifying improvements to mitigate systemic risks and working with stakeholders to implement solutions. Experience with retail business operations is a plus. Should also have experience and judgment necessary to operate with significant autonomy in advising leaders at all levels from first-line managers to senior executives. Experience advising retail businesses is a plus.

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