Intertek In-House Labor And Employment Attorney in Houston, Texas
In-House Labor And Employment Attorney
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider toindustries worldwide. Through our network of more than 1,000 laboratories andoffices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, the Group isre-defining the industry with our Total Quality Assurance proposition. We gobeyond physical quality control to provide total peace of mind through ourinnovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certificationsolutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total QualityAssurance expertise, delivered consistently, with precision, pace and passion,enabling our customers to power ahead safely. Total Quality.Assured. Visit www.intertek.com .
Role & Responsibilities
The opportunity has arisen for an Employment CounselAttorney to join the in-house Legal Team, this role can be based in Houston, TXor Arlington Heights, IL. Thisposition is responsible for providing legal counsel for employment relateditems for Intertek North America. This position reports to theGeneral Counsel, North America and will be responsible for:
Advising and analyzing risk on employment law matters, including hiring, termination, discipline, accommodation, leave, wage and hour compliance, etc.
Advise and support HR Managers in a timely and useful manner in response to specific needs and inquiries.
Prepare and deliver training on employment and labor issues to Country and HR Managers on a variety of topics in a timely and useful manner in response to specific legal needs and inquiries.
Provide guidance on, drafting and review of Employee Handbook and related policies and procedures.
Advise and support Intertek Executives in a timely and useful manner in response to specific legal needs and inquiries.
Support and participate in HR/Compliance investigations where there is a high risk of litigation.
Responsible for Company awareness of US and Canadian legislation affecting employment and labor issues for the business.
Assist General Counsel with other matters, as they arise.
Manage appointed counsel, including identifying the appropriate legal support, negotiating fees and controlling legal costs.
Law Degree and admission to the State Bar (in Texas or Illinois).
At least 7 years of experience including contracts, litigation management, employment and labor legal issues. Ideal Candidate will have a mix of both in-house corporate and law-firm experience.
Understanding of legal and policy issues related to payroll and tax withholding, unemployment insurance, health insurance, and 401k plans.
Knowledge of core labor and employment laws and regulations, with specific knowledge of Texas, Louisiana, California and Canada jurisdictions a plus.
Experience in drafting and negotiating employee agreements, contracts and other legal documents, including confidentiality and non-compete, agreements, memoranda on legal research, and severance agreements.
Experience with employee benefits and knowledge of benefit systems, including operating in a diverse environment, coordinating the services of external legal advisors and attorneys on claims.
Must be willing to travel up to 20 percent.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be commercially aware and be able to develop business-led solutions while driving the risk management agenda.
Ability to be fully engaged within the business and to communicate at all levels.
Excellent attention to detail with a pride taken in producing timely, accurate and well laid out documentation.
Proven ability to efficiently manage projects and large volumes of work.
Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Intertek offers a salary and benefit packagecompetitively placed within the local market. We promote a culture wheremotivated customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professionalfulfillment and reach their highest potential. Medical, Prescription, Dental,Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance plans; 401(k) Plan with company match;Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, holiday); Flexible Spending Account (FSA);Employee Assistance Program (EAP); Tuition Reimbursement; and more.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do notdiscriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis ofdisability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
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