Overview

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as Verilys dedicated Employment Counsel, responsible for a variety of employment matters for the company while developing and maintaining strong working relationships with a broad range of cross-functional stakeholders to ensure compliance with employment laws across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Provide counsel to management and the People Operations team on all aspects of employment matters such as: employee and contractor classification questions; HR practices; performance management; internal investigations; pre-dispute conflicts; arbitration; employment law claims (such as discrimination, harassment, and retaliation); disability, FMLA, leaves of absence, ADA, and reasonable accommodation; EID efforts; terminations; recruiting; hiring; compensation and benefits; wage and hour and labor relations; performance reviews; and performance improvement plans.
  • Investigate and respond to state and federal employment administrative complaints, investigations, and audits.
  • Stay abreast of changes to employment law and propose changes to employment-related templates, including offer letters, employee handbooks, employment policies, separation agreements, and contingent workforce issues.
  • Draft training and materials related to diversity and inclusion, and advice on internal creation and dissemination of statistics and data related to diversity, along with management and other labor and employment training. Coordinate with Verilys training team to implement training.
  • Work with Verilys Trust and Compliance Officer to ensure strong and consistent ethics and compliance standards across the company and provide legal advice for internal investigations concerning potential code of conduct, conflicts of interest, financial misconduct, or other violations of internal Verily policies.
  • Assist in handling (and supervising outside counsel as required) on pre-litigation claims, settlement negotiations, federal and state litigation.
  • Actively and strategically support management of civil litigation matters globally in a wide variety of practice areas, including products liability, trade secrets, idea theft, securities, contract, privacy, intellectual property, and more.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor or equivalent degree; member in good standing of the California Bar, or eligible to register as Registered In-House Counsel.
  • 15 years of experience in employment law and litigation.
  • Experience providing advice on a broad range of employment issues, including HR practices, investigations, performance management, terminations, recruiting, hiring, compensation and benefits, wage and hour and labor relations.
  • Experience with employment disputes, including arbitration, mediation, and litigation.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with non-US employment laws and procedures.
  • Direct or indirect (e.g. via a secondment) in-house experience advising the business on broad-based employment law topics.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous simultaneous projects under deadline pressure.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters.
  • 10+ years of experience in a law firm working in employment law.

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