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