We are currently seeking an Employment Law Attorney to join our Arizona Regional office team. We offer a friendly and collaborative work environment, professional growth and development opportunities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for providing excellent customer service to our member companies while developing and maintaining strategic relationships with member companies
• Providing consultative advice and practical solutions to employers on a broad and varied array of complex HR and employment law related issues, such as employee relations, performance management, leadership development, training, discipline, termination, and employment or labor law compliance
• Writing concise guidance and legal updates for HR professionals and company management, and staying abreast of developments in employment law, labor law, and HR best practices
• Providing advice, counsel, and recommendations to members via phone, email, or in person on a wide variety of employment law topics
• Representing members in federal and state administrative proceedings including: civil rights charges, unemployment hearings and appeals, wage claims, wage and hour complaints, and federal and state employment agency audits
• Developing new classes, programs, and other materials when needed, for members’ current and anticipated HR needs
• Reviewing and recommending changes, amendments, and/or improvements to documents including employee handbooks/policy manuals, employment agreements, and other documents
• Continually developing knowledge and proficiency in various employment law disciplines to provide members with all necessary employment law consultative support
• Developing and maintaining positive relationships with members to engage and ensure member confidence in our employment law expertise
• Drafting articles to be published in internal and external publications, and other internal publications as needed
• Preparing multi-media training materials and delivering those materials in a classroom or work environment; delivering presentations/speeches to community/industry groups on employment law topics to audiences ranging in size from a handful to a few hundred or more
• Completing required procedures related to member engagement and cancellation
• Completing monthly time accounting
• Participating on internal committees on an as needed or interest basis
• Regular and reliable attendance
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• J.D. degree from ABA approved law school and currently admitted to Arizona bar;
• Admission to other relevant state bars is a plus (or willingness to seek admission as needed)
• Experience in employment law is strongly preferred, including a working knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (civil rights and discrimination, wage and hour, benefits, disability and medical leave, wrongful discharge, etc.), representation of parties in federal and state administrative matters, and drafting and reviewing handbook policies or workplace policies and procedures;
• Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively in sometimes challenging situations; skilled at (and enjoys) delivering employment law-related content in a classroom, online, or conference setting;
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems, effectively listen, seek clarification, and provide concrete and clear advice in a sensitive and respectful manner;
• Excellent attention to detail, ability to work independently and execute plans to meet employers’ needs, ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and ability to work collaboratively and positively in a team environment;
• Aptitude for interpersonal communication and enjoyment in building and maintaining positive and strong relationships with member companies to ensure member confidence in Employers Council’s expertise;
• Ability to adapt communication style to listeners of different levels of sophistication and to explain complex legal issues in an understandable way;
• Must have reliable personal transportation, with ability to travel regionally;
• A passion for providing top-notch customer service and supporting Arizona employers; and
• Must have reliable personal transportation, with ability to travel as needed.
General office environment the majority of time. Occasional lifting. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
Employers Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. Qualified applicants are provided an equal opportunity and selection decisions are based on job-related factors.