Corporate Counsel

Naperville, IL
Full Time
07-14-2019
Exp.: 0 - 3 Years
Description:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Counsels leadership on all aspects of daily employment-related issues, including (but not limited to): hiring and termination, accommodations, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, as well as employee investigations.
  • Drafts responses to various administrative agencies, including (but not limited to): EEOC, OSHA, state or local human rights departments.
  • Recommends best practices in relation to legal and compliance processes and programs.
  • Ensures compliance with legal documentation and Company policies.
  • Partners and liaises with outside counsel on legal matters, litigation and manages relevant external consultants.
  • Counsels on employment/labor law, employee relations, ethics, privacy, transparency, data collection and storage, and regulatory and governmental changes and compliance.
  • Forms collaborative relationships with leaders and employees in order to execute strategies and efforts to support the growth/strategic objectives of the Company.
  • Researches and keeps abreast on latest developments on legal best practices to serve as a subject matter expert and consultant within the organization regarding critical legal matters.
  • Drafts memorandums of law at request of ALDI leadership.
  • Analyzes and responds to subpoenas received by the company.
  • Recommends process improvements for area of responsibility.
  • Serves as a liaison for the Human Resources department.
  • Works strategically to provide guidance to various ALDI departments and divisions on employment matters.
  • Investigates and responds to charges filed against the Company at the federal, state and local administrative level (e.g., EEOC, DOL, OSHA) and involves outside counsel where appropriate.
  • Evaluates and analyzes legal cases then reports findings to leadership.
  • Identifies proactive, cost-effective solutions that will eliminate and/or mitigate legal and business risks.
  • Manages multiple projects and initiatives with various deadlines.
  • Ensures effective implementation and communication of Legal programs, providing visibility of key milestones and progress.
  • Researches and advises management on emerging legislative and regulatory changes affecting ALDI’s labor and employment obligations.
  • Communicates unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions and codes.
  • Designs, implements, and drives process improvements and infrastructure solutions to enhance the department’s ability to assist the Company and function efficiently.
  • Performs pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights, at the instruction of their direct leader.
  • Job responsibilities include possible access to HIPAA-protected health information; as such, employee must comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements and policies.
  • Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.
  • Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies or a related field.
  • 0-3 years of progressive experience in a business environment.
  • A combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • J.D. and overall broad legal knowledge of labor and employment law, litigation, employment agreements.

Job Qualifications:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Knowledge of United States employment law and ability to assist in defending the Company against employment-related industry charges.
  • Comprehensive understanding of current Equal Employment Opportunity Commission policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of how legal issues affect organizations and the ability to develop strategies to coordinate legal considerations to business objectives.
  • Ability to anticipate legal risks as well as utilize excellent judgement and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the process for recording, classifying and summarizing financial transactions in accordance with Company, statutory, tax, cost and reporting requirements.
  • Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
  • Understands cost/benefit analysis.
  • Effective time and resource management; maximizes productivity.
  • Ability to stay organized and multi-task in a professional and efficient manner
  • Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively within a group.
  • Knowledge of financial analysis strategies.
  • Establishes goals and works toward achievement.

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