Description:

This is a unique opportunity to join a highly engaged in-house global employment, benefits, and compensation law team responsible for supporting HR and management on employment policies and practices affecting Cigna's nearly 70,000 + employees around the world.

This job is a good fit for a strategic and creative thinker who seeks to tackle challenging projects end-to-end, who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and who is energized by working collaboratively to deliver the best practical solution to an issue. To be successful, this individual must address the business needs of the organization while protecting the organization from risk.

As a member of the global employment, benefits and compensation law team, an ideal candidate will be expected to:
  • Counsel HR on compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations (including ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, FCRA) to ensure sound practices and legal compliance.
  • Counsel Employee Relations with respect to disciplinary actions, terminations of employment, and job eliminations in order to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with applicable law
  • Draft and review various documents, including policies, procedures, communications, legal memoranda and correspondence.
  • Conduct legal research to ensure Cigna's employment policies are consistent with best practices in the locations where we conduct business.
  • Support the development and implementation of internal practices and policies to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable laws and regulations at the local, state, national, and international levels.
  • Participate in and help facilitate internal training sessions.
  • Counsel Global Mobility function in HR with regard to expatriate employee and international relocation issues
  • Partner closely with Benefits, Absence, Return to Work, and Stay at Work team in connection with development and administration of leave and time off policies
  • Review potential concerns relating to restrictive covenant compliance and assist with updating restrictive covenant documents
  • Forge strong relationships with internal clients and external counsel.
  • Partner closely with employment, benefits and compensation law colleagues.
  • Effectively direct, manage, and develop outside counsel where needed.
  • Employ highly polished and effective communication, listening, and writing skills, with a focus on interaction with and reporting to senior attorneys, managers and executive leadership within a global and matrixed organization
  • Participate in and contribute positively to the Cigna Legal community

Qualifications:
  • J.D. degree and active Bar membership
  • Minimum of 5 years of employment law experience at a top firm and/or in-house
  • Ability to distill and present complex legal issues to non-lawyers
  • Subject Matter Expertise on FMLA, ADA, and state/local Paid Sick Time requirements
  • Global experience is a plus
  • Employment litigation experience is a plus
  • Employment law experience in healthcare industry is a plus
  • Demonstrated good and practical judgment
  • Team focus

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of $132,700 - $221,100, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.