Employment Law Staff Attorney Western Slope
Mesa, Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle or Surrounding Counties, CO Legal Services
Job Type

Burned out on billable hours? Tired of litigation life? Looking to practice law in an environment that promotes work-life balance and allows attorneys to enjoy life outside the office? 

Recently named as a 2022 Best Workplaces for Small Businesses, Employers Council is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced employment law attorney to join its Legal Services team. With a strong emphasis on work-life balance, attorneys enjoy the opportunity to practice law in a flexible and collaborative work environment. If you are a dedicated and skilled attorney with a passion for employment law, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. 

Employers Council is seeking an Employment Law Attorney Western Slope (full-time position) to join our team. We partner with employers to grow exceptional, dynamic workplaces by offering a comprehensive set of services.

Employment Law Staff Attorney Western Slope

The Employment Law Staff Attorney is the touchpoint for our members regarding federal and state employment law, serving our diverse members located in the Western Slope of Colorado.

Department: Legal Services, Denver Office

Location: Western Slope Region, Colorado; hybrid with remote work and periodically, onsite at member locations; approximately 20% or less travel is required

Type:  Full-time / exempt (not a contract/billable requirements position)

Reports to: Legal Consulting and Representation Manager


  • Advise and counsel employers regarding multiple and complex legal issues, recognizing and addressing potential risks with situations including performance documentation, discipline, termination, layoffs, employment agreements, waiver and release agreements, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, etc.
  • Ability to manage legal and business priorities and help build consensus among multiple stakeholders (e.g., Human Resources professionals and management teams).
  • Evaluate and analyze Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) claims and draft position, arbitration and mediation statements.
  • Represent employers in administrative hearing process including unemployment hearings and wage claims.
  • Prepare and deliver live and virtual training to organizations in various practice areas including harassment, equal employment opportunity law, termination, wage and hour, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), disability law, performance documentation, etc.
  • Review employee handbooks, manuals, policies and procedures from a legal perspective.
  • Advise organizations concerning employee relations matters, risk management, policies, procedures and other employment law and Human Resources (HR) issues.
  • Substantial interaction with employers and member companies.
  • Assist with training, mentoring and development of attorneys within the organization.


Experience and Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate and Colorado Bar Admission is required. Multistate licensure (or the willingness to seek admission), is a plus.
  • 3+ years of Employment Law experience is preferred.
  • Must currently reside within Colorado and be willing to travel frequently on the Western Slope of Colorado.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to work independently and execute plans to meet employers’ needs, the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities. 
  • Understanding of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), drug and alcohol, workers compensation and other employment law practice areas.
  • Demonstrate independence, competence, and confidence when advising management and business leaders on complex employment law matters.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Advanced legal writing and document creation.
  • Proficiency with word-processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database software (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).


  • Employer Paid Medical Insurance premium options with enhanced offerings
  • Health, Flexible and Dependent care spending account options with employer contributions
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Employer paid Life/Accident Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Employer paid Short Term Disability
  • Monthly Office and Phone Stipend
  • Unrivaled 401k match and pension plan
  • Paid time off - vacation, holiday, floating holidays, sick, volunteer
  • Strong work/life balance encouraged
  • Flexible and remote working options
  • Life Assistance Program
  • Wellness program
  • Voluntary Supplemental Group Insurance offerings
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Pet Insurance
  • Nutritional Coaching Program
  • Park Pass reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Culture of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

Work Environment

General office environment most of the time. Occasional lifting. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employers Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, national origin, disability or any other status protected by law or regulation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Salary Description
$77,540-$80,000 annually