Description:The Corporate Counsel will report to EmployBridge's Director, Corporate Counsel and will be responsible for managing litigation, with a strong focus on employment-related litigation, and providing legal counsel and advice to internal staff regarding labor and employment and other legal issues. This position will have a focus on legal matters and issues in California.
The position requires the Corporate Counsel to perform a broad range of responsibilities, including but not limited to:
- Oversee and manage litigation, with a strong focus on litigation related to EmployBridge's employment and labor practices.
- Investigate and respond to demand letters and administrative claims, including EEOC and DOL claims. Communicate directly with opposing counsel and, where appropriate, negotiate resolutions and draft settlements agreements.
- Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
- Advise on the application of policies, procedures, laws, and regulations to specific factual situations.
- Work with EmployBridge's human resources department and business units on strategies for managing risk around employment matters, including discipline, terminations, harassment, discrimination and wage and hour compliance.
- Demonstrate ability to analyze and interpret state and federal regulations and contract requirements and disseminate information in a comprehensible form to business leaders and clients.
- Handle other in-house counsel-related matters in areas outside of labor and employment law (e.g., general corporate matters), as needed.
- Work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgement in varied situations.
- Take direction and accept supervision with a willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment.
- At least 5 years of relevant legal experience, with a particular focus on labor and employment law and litigation in California, preferably with some experience in other states.
- Law degree from an accredited law school, current license to practice law, and active and in good standing membership with a state bar.
- Experience in managing outside counsel and developing and implementing successful case strategies.
- In depth knowledge of federal and California employment laws and regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, EEO laws, wage and hour, and other federal, state and local laws affecting the employer-employee relationship.
- Preferably some experience in other legal areas (e.g., general commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, data privacy, contracts law) and/or ability to learn new areas of expertise quickly.
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication and analytic skills.
- Good judgment and ability to clearly and effectively articulate reasoned recommendations.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggle multiple priorities, be flexible with changing business needs, and work with various stakeholders.
- Must be exceptionally organized.
- Ability to deliver proactive and practical counseling, training, and support to business and corporate units.
- Strong team player.