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Senior Attorney - Global Employment Relations

Raleigh, NC
Full Time
Practice Areas: Employment Job #: 90067 Exp.: 5+ Years
Job summary
The An American Multinational Software Company Legal team is looking for an experienced, motivated, and highly qualified employment attorney with global experience to join us as part of the Global Legal Compliance team in Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will use your extensive knowledge of applicable global employment law and An American Multinational Software Company’s policies and procedures to review and advise on sensitive employee relations escalations. You will also have the opportunity to manage employment-related litigation and investigations of complaints of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation on a global scale. You will partner with global People (HR) Relations partners and HR managers to coach and advise managers on An American Multinational Software Company’s policies, practices, strategy, and philosophy for addressing sensitive workplace issues. As a Senior Employment Relations Attorney, you will be a key member of An American Multinational Software Company’s Global Legal Compliance team and interact directly with business team leaders and executives. To succeed in this role, you will need to be capable of managing multiple complex matters at the same time and providing nuanced advice and guidance to an entrepreneurial and rapidly expanding organization across geographies, cultures, time zones, and functions. You’ll also need to have passion for collaborating with others. You will have the opportunity to gain meaningful experience with An American Multinational Software Company's global business and quickly become a strategic partner to the business and the HR team, as well as an integral member of the Legal team.

Primary job responsibilities
  • Provide advice and counsel on sensitive employee relations issues that arise in all global regions where An American Multinational Software Company conducts business
  • Devise a strategy for and manage employment-related pre-litigation and litigation matters in all global regions; partner with local counsel, when necessary, to ensure that An American Multinational Software Company’s interests are adequately protected
  • Partner with the HR team, internal investigations teams, and external counsel, when necessary, to conduct investigations into allegations of associate misconduct and to make recommendations for conclusions and courses of action, while ensuring that investigations and disciplinary processes are handled in a fair and timely manner, properly documented, and conducted consistently with local requirements and An American Multinational Software Company policy
  • Assess and document local best practices for investigations, complaints, and grievances; maintain storage of and access to this information for internal users
  • Provide project coordination and guidance to HR partners for triaging complaints and managing investigations
  • Prepare, track, and maintain appropriate investigation data and documentation
  • Develop and provide training and guidance to HR partners and managers regarding sensitive employee relations issues, investigations, and managing performance while mitigating risk

Required skills
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree and admission to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
  • 5+ years of employment law and investigations experience, gained as a law firm attorney, in-house counsel, or a combination of both
  • Experience advising on global employee relations matters including handling complaints and performance issues
  • Experience dealing with global employment law principles and conducting and advising on investigations
  • Ability to establish cross-functional relationships at all levels and across global regions
  • Detail-oriented; solid analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to organize and analyze data
  • Proactive approach to recognizing business needs and anticipating issues
  • Ability to thoughtfully and thoroughly examine issues and situations; exceptional sense of judgment in determining appropriate steps and actions with respect to employment matters
  • Solid collaboration, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; sound judgment and ability to inspire and work with others in a growing, global business
  • Proven project management skills with demonstrated ability to manage global projects
  • Ability to fulfill responsibilities with discretion, when necessary, and to comply with confidentiality obligations imposed by local law and An American Multinational Software Company policy
  • Ability to operate within a matrixed organization
  • Ability to persuade and work collaboratively with global team members across multiple functions and time zones
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and prioritize shifting demands

The following are considered a plus:
  • Employment litigation experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a business environment in multiple languages
  • International employment law experience
  • Understanding of the corporate environment and an interest in global employment law and compliance requirements for a fast-paced, rapidly growing, global technology company

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