BJ's Wholesale Club Assistant General Counsel - Labor & Employment Job in Westborough-Home Office, Massachusetts

Assistant General Counsel - Labor & Employment Job

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Date: Apr 21, 2018

Location: Westborough-Home Office, MA, US, 01581

Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 16 states from Maine to Florida.

While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.

If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you succeed.

The responsibility of the Labor and Employment Assistant General Counsel is to provide expert pragmatic legal advice, training and counsel to human resources partners and other corporate departments. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide day-to-day counseling on employment (90-95%) and labor (5-10%) matters to Human Resources partners.

  • Mentor, manage and develop another employment lawyer

  • Advise Human Resources and business partners on employee relations matters, including claims that involve: Title VII, FLSA, ADAAA, FMLA, ADEA, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, among others.

  • Draft and advise on offer letters, employment agreements, separation agreements, and termination agreements, as well as other human resources-related agreements.

  • Remain informed and provide training on legal, regulatory and other developments in the employment law and Compliance arena; anticipate their potential impact on the company’s operations and strategy; and provide counsel to business and human resources to effectively manage these issues.

  • Collaborate with business partners to monitor recent major enforcement actions and compliance trends; informing business partners of these developments and incorporating them as appropriate into the company’s training and policies.

  • Represent and defend the company in agency matters where appropriate

  • Strategically manage outside counsel in their representation of the company in employment-related litigation, including managing to budgets. Track and maintain log of ongoing litigations

  • Advise Compensation and Benefits team on employee benefits and compensation matters

  • Keep General Counsel informed and consulted on all material labor and employment matters



  • JD Degree from top law school

  • 10+ years’ experience; some retail business experience preferred

  • Practical approach to counselling business partners

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Robust sense of humor

  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work within a team environment

  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

  • Ability to use matter management systems and MS Office applications

  • Some travel (generally 20-30%) is required

BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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