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Senior Counsel Employment Law

  • United States Virtual
  • R-97869
  • Legal Staff
  • Full Time
  • Added

Sr. Counsel, Employment Law

Overview of Position

Reporting to the Vice President, of Employment Law, this position will partner directly with the People Organization, business lawyers, and senior business leaders to provide labor and employment-related legal advice to the Company. This position requires substantial labor and employment law experience, including issues around wage and hour laws, employee discrimination, background checks, workplace harassment, leave administration, discipline and termination of employment, and HR policy implantation and administration. This is a remote position.

What will my duties and responsibilities be in this job?

  • Provide day-to-day proactive employment law advice, assistance, and counsel to HR and management on a variety of subjects

  • Research general legal issues

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience

  • Help drive compliance with labor and employment laws and regulations, including the development, implementation, interpretation, and maintenance of employment-related HR and operational policies and procedures, as well as developing and delivering training materials

  • Serve as a key member of the employment law team, leading special projects to identify and proactively manage employment-related legal risks such as in connection with mergers/acquisitions, and reductions in force

  • Assist in the development and presentation of education and training materials to HR and business stakeholders

  • Draft employment-related agreements, such as severance agreements, repayment agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements.

What are the requirements needed for this position?

  • An undergraduate degree and a Juris Doctorate (from an ABA-accredited law school) - Licensed to practice law in the state in which the candidate will be working.

  • Minimum of 8 years of legal working almost exclusively in the labor and employment field

  • Law firm experience is preferred but not required

  • The ability to thoroughly, effectively, and efficiently conduct employment law research and synthesize large amounts of information in short periods of time while evaluating fact situations

  • Identify legal issues, locate applicable legal authority, and recommend appropriate and defensible courses of action

  • Display both individual initiative and the ability to work within and for a team

  • Ability to communicate clearly and, interact effectively at all levels of the organization, and to influence as warranted and appropriate

  • Manage multiple projects while maintaining superior results

  • Work cross-functionally, individually, and, lead work among a team internally and externally

  • Execution oriented and a self-motivator

  • Occasional travel per business need


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Our Culture Defined
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant and why they tend to stay. Although we have a wide variety of skills and experiences, we share common characteristics that are uniquely Assurant. A passion for service. An ability to innovate in practical ways. And a willingness to take chances. We believe that staying on top doesn’t mean sacrificing our values. We believe clarity of vision and a sense of purpose will carry us forward. And we take charge of our own success. We call it The Assurant Way.

Company Overview
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products, and other specialty products.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in employment decisions.

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