Position Description

Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life’s best work.(sm)

We are seeking a qualified attorney for a position in the UnitedHealthcare Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Department with primary responsibility for providing labor and employment law advice and support to UnitedHealthcare. The successful candidate will have 15+ years of labor and employment law experience. The position will be preferably based at UnitedHealthcare’s Minnetonka, Minnesota headquarters. We will consider strong candidates in other locations where there is a UnitedHealthcare office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Advise on labor and employment law matters to include hiring, terminations, discrimination, wage & hour issues, disability accommodation, state and federal compliance (e.g., ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, OFCCP and WARN Act), investigations and traditional labor law
  • Manage employment arbitrations and litigation
  • Support resolution of attorney demand letters, and Federal, state and local agency claims and charges
  • Provide comprehensive employment law support for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Prepare, negotiate, and evaluate risks involved with complex employment and similar agreements, including those containing employee non-competes and other restrictive covenants
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of industry-leading practices and trends
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop best practices for addressing emerging legal and business risks
  • Provide educational information and training on labor and employment matters
  • Occasional travel

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • 15+ years of legal experience focused on labor and employment matters with a law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state employment laws and related compliance issues
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced, performance-driven culture
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound judgment and business instincts
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative, resilience and ability to embrace change
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships across a highly matrixed enterprise
  • Ability to model corporate values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance
  • Experience advising businesses having operations in multiple states
  • License to practice law in the state of residence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice law or ability to become licensed in Minnesota
  • In house experience
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions
  • Experience with international employment law and/or a global business model
  • Health care industry experience
  • Some traditional labor law experience

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