Associate Counsel, Labor & Employment

Tempe, AZ
Full Time
Practice Areas: Employment Exp.: 3+ Years
About the team and position
Carvana is looking for an enthusiastic and talented attorney with expertise in employment law to join our team as Associate Corporate Counsel, Labor & Employment. This attorney’s primary responsibility is to provide employment law advice and guidance to the business on a wide variety of topics. They will also support human resources professionals throughout the United States. This role is located at corporate headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, and reports to the Senior Counsel in charge of Labor & Employment. Please Note: It is possible that the position will begin remotely due to COVID-19 and then move to Carvana HQ in Tempe, Arizona at a later time.

What you’ll be doing
  • Counsel our People Operations team and other business leaders on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII, FMLA, ADA, FLSA and state equivalents.
  • Advise business partners on issues related to recruiting, hiring, discipline, terminations, leaves of absences, accommodations, wage and hour, and employee relations.
  • Lead or assist in the management of employment-related litigation, including demand letters, individual arbitrations, and lawsuits, as well as class actions on a nationwide basis.
  • Assist People Operations team with the creation, rollout, and maintenance of various employee programs and policies.
  • Draft, review and advise on contracts that affect employees.
  • Lead or advise on internal investigations on employment law issues.
  • As necessary, train People Operations team and business leaders on compliance with laws and internal policies.
  • Partner with People Operations team and relevant business leaders to implement an effective labor relations strategy.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws and share that knowledge across various teams, including educating other members of the Legal Department.

What you should have
  • A JD with at least 3 years of relevant legal experience in employment law.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and proactively anticipating issues.
  • Substantive experience and/or expertise with major federal employment laws such as Title VII, FMLA, ADA, FLSA and state equivalents, as well as policy development in support of those laws. Bonus points for state law expertise in California and Arizona.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Consistent good judgment and ability to apply legal knowledge to help create practical business solutions.
  • Enthusiasm and energy to contribute to and thrive in an energetic and rapidly-evolving company with a collaborative atmosphere.
  • Self-starter with an appetite for problem-solving and the ability to “own” projects or tasks to see goals through to completion.
  • Membership in good standing with a United States State Bar.
  • Hiring is contingent on candidate verifying their eligibility to work in the United States and passing a complete background check.

What we’ll offer in return
  • Full-Time Position with a competitive salary.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits.
  • 401K with company match.
  • A multitude of perks including student loan payments, discounts on vehicles, benefits for your pets, and much more.
  • A great wellness program to keep you healthy and happy both physically and mentally.
  • Access to opportunities to expand your skillset and share your knowledge with others across the organization.
  • A company culture of promotions from within, with a start-up atmosphere allowing for varied and rapid career development.
  • A seat in one of the fastest-growing companies in the country.

Other requirements
  • To be able to do your job at Carvana, there are some basic requirements we want to share with you.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Must have the ability to prioritize many projects and requests based on company needs
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and understandably to a variety of stakeholders regarding complicated concepts
  • Must have the ability to analyze risk in a collaborative and effective way with partners in the business and People Operations.

Of course, we’ll make any reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

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