Employement Attorney

Alpharetta, GA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Labor, Employment Job #: 0_GFT_US01131 Exp.: 8+ Years
Your responsibilities
thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation is currently seeking an Employment Attorney to join our team in Alpharetta, GA. This role provides advice and counsel regarding a wide variety of employment law issues, policies and programs acting as a resource to Human Resource professionals and line-managers within the business. This position will be required to make recommendations, feedback and provide guidance accordingly.
  • Participate in the development of legally sound policies, programs and practices in all areas of employment law including wage and hour compliance, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, accommodations, family and medical leave, talent acquisition and acquisitions/divestitures/restructuring
  • Support Human Resources and business line managers by providing timely, on-going on-demand legal counsel and strategic guidance related to the management of employee issues such as performance management, employee misconduct and compliance investigations
  • Evaluate and provided tactical and strategic advice to manage attorney demand letters, complaints and other employment claims providing legally sound strategies for the companies defense of such actions and negotiating and drafting settlements
  • Managing and assist outside counsel on labor and employment claims, and perhaps some other focused litigation areas (e.g. - asbestos claims)
  • Research, monitor, analyze and advise on employment law regulations and advise Human Resources on the degree of risk associated with the proposed initiatives recommending a course of action to ensure compliance
  • Managing and participating as appropriate in investigations
  • Educating Human Resources and others on trends and legal actions which may effect the workplace through written materials or training seminar
  • Ability to work in a complex organizational structure which includes ET AMS BU and OU Leadership, North America RHQ.

Your profile
  • JD Degree, Active Bar membership
  • Minimum of 8 years of applicable experience with at least 4 years serving as corporate in-house counsel on labor and employment matters
  • Broad background in providing advice/counsel to human resources in employment matters
  • Experience in interfacing with government or employment agencies with jurisdiction over employment
  • Strong oral and written communication and relationship building skills to interact with internal and external contacts matters
  • Strong leadership skills and good judgement with the ability to provide advice from both a legal and a business perspective
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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