Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:


The Assistant Corporate Counsel will provide legal guidance and support on labor and employment law matters.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


 Provide timely and thorough legal guidance on a range of employment issues including: recruiting; hiring; employee relations; discipline and terminations; internal investigations; leaves of absence; wage and hour compliance; labor relations; EEO compliance; and contingent worker issues
 Advise and update the business about changes in Federal, state and local laws and regulations (Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, ADA, etc.), including updating policies and handbooks, as necessary
 Draft separation and settlement agreements, offer letters & respond to demand letters, as assigned
 Manage labor and employment charges of discrimination and litigation, including managing outside counsel spend
 Train the business on existing and emerging global labor and employment laws
 Oversee or conduct investigations related to alleged violations of company policies, laws, and regulations
 Perform records research, and legal and factual research and prepare memorandums of findings, as necessary
 Organize and track case files in Serengeti or other available legal database reporting system (including preparation of written reports such as claims and litigation holds and reports)
 Coordinate law office activities such as subpoena delivery and responses; work with internal partners as needed to ensure accurate processing of garnishments; unemployment compensation; etc.
 Secondary responsibility to assist with other legal functions as delegated by Vice President-Employment Law and Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer
 Act discreetly in handling sensitive and confidential matters

QUALIFICATIONS:


 JD Degree
 Membership in good standing with at least one State bar (admitted in Pennsylvania or eligible for In-house corporate counsel license)
 4+ years experience; retail and international business experience preferred
 Experience with a corporate law firm or in-house experience, or combination of both
 Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team environment; and sense of humor
 Strong verbal and written communication skills
 Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
 Proven ability to efficiently manage a large caseload
 Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
 Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, practical problem-solving, presentation, budgeting and project management (from conception to completion) skills
 Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
 High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications

American Eagle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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