You'll join the award-winning Upwork Legal Team. We are a collaborative, trusting and high-performing team that loves to work on state-of-the art legal issues and generate practical solutions. The team has a passion for what we do that has been recognized in the industry.
This rare in-house opportunity is ideal for employment counsel seeking to make a direct business impact. You will focus on 50-state and global worker classification and employment law compliance support for our Upwork Enterprise suite, which is used by nearly 20% of the Fortune 500 and growing. You will monitor legal developments and partner to provide high-caliber contingent workforce solutions for large companies.
Provide legal support for our Upwork Enterprise Solution with a focus on worker classification and U.S. and global staffing agency employment law compliance.
Partner with the Sales team to enable client growth through supporting contract negotiations and assisting with client calls.
Support our Hybrid Workforce Solutions team and our Upwork Payroll Solution through conducting legal assessments and vetting global staffing agencies.
Partner with the Enterprise team to address clients’ needs and concerns around account configuration, which may include a diverse range of legal areas, such as worker classification, custom tasks, and background checks.
Help our Marketing teams craft informative content on legal and industry topics and our product offerings.
Support Human Resources including HR Operations and Recruiting.
What it takes to catch our eye:
Demonstrated experience practicing employment law, including Am Law 100 experience.
Licensed to practice law in Illinois or state of residence.
Expertise in contingent workforce legal issues, including federal and state employment law.
Nuanced legal analysis and advisory skills to provide advice and options to meet myriad business needs.
Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with business and other partners across the company.
Strong oral and written communication skills to explain complex concepts for a variety of audiences.