Harris Corporation Vice President, Employment Counsel in Melbourne, Florida

Vice President, Employment Counsel 6/29/17--LaborUSA - FL - Melbourne




Job ID: CHQ20172906-19574


Job Title: Vice President, Employment Counsel

Job Code: CHQ20172906-19574

Location: Melbourne, FL

Job Description:

This position will manage and mitigate Harris’ risks as they relate to employment law and regulations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Achieve business-oriented objectives and cost-effective solutions while mitigating employment legal risk

  • Function as an employment law subject matter expert

  • Ensure company compliance with all applicable employment, compensation, benefit, immigration and workers’ compensation laws

  • Advise on the full range of global employment law issues

  • Provide practical, business-oriented and legally sound advice to Human Resources, management and other stakeholders on all aspects of the employment relationship

  • Develop, draft and implement a variety of workplace policies, employee training and employment-related templates and agreements in collaboration with Human Resources and other functions as appropriate

  • Oversee, direct and provide employment advice with respect to internal investigations

  • Investigate, negotiate and resolve pre-litigation claims and administrative charges, and serve as subject matter expert for employment litigation matters

  • Advise on immigration matters

  • Investigate and prepare responses to administrative charges and other pre-litigation matters, negotiating resolution of claims

The VP, Employment Counsel reports in to the VP, Associate General Counsel.


  • JD. degree from an accredited law school

  • Member in good standing of the bar

  • A minimum of 10+ years’ experience dedicated to the practice of employment law counseling and litigation handling the responsibilities outlined above, in-house employment law experience preferred

  • Detailed knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws

  • Familiarity with ERISA, compensation, benefits, immigration and workers’ compensation laws

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, analytical, leadership and project management skills

  • High performance standards and attention to detail

  • Strong legal and business judgment, exceptional integrity and unflappable demeanor

  • Ability to organize, and prioritize, handle high pressure situations, meet short deadlines and maintain confidentiality

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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LocationUSA - FL - Melbourne