York Risk Services Group - Assistant General Counsel, Employment

27 Oct 2017 12:50 PM | Anonymous

York Risk Services Group is seeking an Assistant General Counsel, Employment


The Assistant General Counsel is a key player in addressing the various legal issues related to our most valuable asset, our 5,000 employees. The ideal candidate would be an attorney with five to eight years of employment law counseling experience. The ideal candidate would also be able to contribute with litigation or contracts, as our legal team addresses a wide variety of issues and while we each have a specialty, we function cooperatively. The position requires an attorney who is able to identify employment law issues, counsel our HR colleagues, management, and other members of the legal department; draft, review and negotiate relevant documents;  handle EEOC complaints and manage outside litigation counsel; keep abreast of changes in local, state and federal employment laws; and assist with other legal matters affecting the York organization. The position is an excellent opportunity for a business-minded attorney with excellent law firm training to go in-house, and also a great opportunity to have a meaningful impact as we standardize our practices across all areas of the business.

The Legal Services Group at York is built upon three core goals: providing excellent internal client service to our colleagues, producing the highest quality work, and protecting the York family. Embracing these goals is a necessary element to succeed in the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • ·         Working with the human resources department and other members of the legal department on employee relations, employment policies, recruiting issues, disputes, job classifications, benefits, agreements and affirmative action
  • ·         Researching legal issues related to employment law and other areas of the law as needed
  • ·         Providing legal counsel to management and other members of the legal department related to employment matters and other matters that arise
  • ·         Assisting in drafting company employment policies, contracts, and other documents
  • ·         Acting on behalf of the General Counsel as directed by the General Counsel Decisions routinely made include:
  • ·         Best manner of exercising professional judgment in all aspects of work assignments
  • ·         How to satisfy business goals, our policies, and the law
  • ·         The degree to which a matter warrants attention
  • ·         The best ways to meet business goals while minimizing risk, and how to communicate advice effectively
  • ·         Evaluating risks and rewards in our human capital relationships
  • ·         Evaluating the consequences of alternative courses of conduct, taking into account the immediate matter and broader ramifications beyond the immediate matter at hand, using legal training, knowledge of the business, and input from the General Counsel

More information can be found on our careers page https://yorkrsg.com/careers. Please apply directly on that site.

Please provide a cover letter along with your resume.

This role can be done from our offices in Orange CA, Mandeville LA, Parsippany NJ, Jersey City NJ or Dublin OH.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.

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