Role Summary:

    This position will provide pragmatic advice and counsel in a timely and responsive manner on a broad range of employment law issues, including hiring, benefits, employee relations, performance management, discipline, termination, restructuring, leaves of absence, accommodations, EEOC compliance, and wage & hour compliance. The position will also conduct investigations, negotiate dispute resolutions provide internal training and policy development & interpretation, and oversee employment litigation. This position reports to the Associate General Counsel.

    Responsibilities & Requirements: Responsibilities

    • Providing strategic legal counsel on and guiding compliance with federal, state, & local employment laws in the US and Canada
    • Developing, improving, & implementing policies, plans, & practices
    • Partnering with HR & the business for business-focused solutions that manage risk
    • Keeping abreast of employment-related legal developments & engaging proactively to drive compliance & implement risk-mitigating strategies
    • Reviewing & drafting agreements & various employment documentation
    • Developing trusted partner relationships with stakeholders
    • Driving & supporting designated projects & workplace initiatives
    • Developing & delivering training programs
    • Guiding or conducting internal investigations
    • Investigating and/or responding to complaints of alleged violations of employment laws
    • Managing and overseeing external counsel on employment litigation matters
    • Managing collective bargaining and other labor matters
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Minimum 3 years of relevant attorney experience in the employment law field
    • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited university
    • Must be admitted, active, and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
    • Strong knowledge of US employment matters, including hiring, benefits, employee relations, discipline, termination, internal investigations, leave of absence and accommodation issues, independent contractors, reductions-in-force, time and attendance, sick pay and pay equity issues, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including ability to communicate complex information in a short, easy-to-understand format
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a friendly and professional demeanor, cooperative partnership approach, and an ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment with people of many countries and cultures, and at all levels of the organization
    • Highly organized self-starter proficient at multi-tasking and managing multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
    • Have a practical, business oriented approach to problem-solving
    • Ability to timely and effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear, concise, and practical advice, and creative solutions when necessary
    • Ability to maintain strict confidence and discretion
    • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and other applications

    Preferred Experience / Skills: Preferred Experience / Skills

    • Knowledge of Canadian employment laws preferable, but not mandatory
    • Labor relations experience preferable, but not mandatory

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