We are currently seeking an attorney to join our Specialized Legal Services team. The Specialized Legal Services department at Employers Council provides legal representation and consultation to members in the areas of employment, employment-based immigration, labor, affirmative action plans, and pay equity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Process non-immigrant workers visa petitions including, but not limited to, H-1B, H-2B, L, TN, R, and employment-based permanent residency sponsorship.
• Assist members and their foreign employees in preparing responses to formal requests from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
• Assist members and their foreign employees in strategizing short-term and long-term immigration goals by providing counseling on visa options, admissibility issues, risks, etc.
• Sort employer workforces into comparison groups for purposes of conducting a pay equity analysis to ensure a comparison of jobs engaged in equal works.
• Demonstrate an ability to review legal factors under the new equal pay for equal work law.
• Ability to provide routine assistance to Employers Council’s members regarding affirmative action issues.
• Provide representation and counsel to member organizations in all areas of labor relations including labor arbitration, collective bargaining, NLRB proceedings, grievance administration, contract interpretation, and organizing campaigns.
• Represent member organizations in defense of administrative charges before state and federal agencies, including NLRB, Department of Labor, EEOC, etc.
• Day-to-day employment counsel including general legal compliance, handbook policy review, discipline, termination and best practices.
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. from an accredited law school required.
• Minimum 3 years’ legal experience, including labor and employment law, U.S. immigration law and/or expertise in affirmative action and pay equity laws such as required policies, reports, and general oversight.
• AA/EEO experience preferred.
• Excellent judgement and the ability to analyze problems, propose resolutions, and provide advice taking into account the needs of the member organization.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Experience demonstrating ability to multi-task and manage varied caseload.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-functional team.
• Strong “presence” and the ability to quickly gain the confidence of clients.
• Colorado Bar membership or admitted to Colorado Bar within 12 months.
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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function