Employers Council is an Employers Association committed to partnering with employers to grow exceptional workplaces. We provide a full array of employment law, organizational management and human resources expertise and services, including virtual and in person employee training. We serve employers from a variety of industries and varying sizes, with support that ranges from the transactional to the transformational.
We are currently seeking an Employment Law Staff Attorney to join our Utah team. The Employment Law Staff Attorney should have a practical, solutions-driven, counseling ability with a client-service-oriented approach. This includes the capability of multi-tasking and dealing with ambiguity in the law, process and procedure. In this role you should be able to adequately demonstrate a solid understanding of various substantive areas of employment law including, but not limited to, discrimination and harassment, disability and accommodations, employee policies, and wage and hour matters (e.g. Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, OSHA and related state laws).
If you wish to have an impact on assisting in the success of our mission and provide impactful assistance to our member employers, we are looking for you!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:
• Staff Attorneys 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, and similar.
• Manage legal and business priorities and help build consensus among multiple stakeholders (e.g. HR professionals and management teams).
• Advise on EEO/Civil Rights — evaluate and analyze EEO claims and draft position, arbitration and mediation statements.
• Advise on Family and Medical Leave Act — including a basic understanding of interplay between FMLA, disability law and workers compensation obligations.
• Advise Wage and hour law including a working knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act, exemption classifications, and state wage laws.
• Representation of Administrative hearing — 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, FMLA, disability law, performance documentation, and similar.
• Review employee handbooks, manuals, policies and procedures from a legal perspective.
• Advise on OSHA, USERRA, COBRA, HIPAA, drug and alcohol, workers compensation and other employment law practice areas.
• Advise organizations concerning employee relations matters, risk management, policies, procedures and other employment law and HR issues.
• Substantially interact with employers and member companies.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Demonstrate independence, competence, and confidence when advising management and business leaders on complex employment law matters.
• Strong legal research capability and a solid understanding of Westlaw or other similar research platforms.
• Excellent attention to detail; ability to work independently and execute plans to meet employers’ needs; ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Experience with employment-related agreements such as offer letters, employment contracts, severance, confidentiality and contractor agreements.
• Experience in representation and responding to state & federal agency charges, audits and investigations.
• Training and/or public speaking experience highly preferred. Courtroom experience can meet this expectation.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.
Education and Experience Requirements
Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required:
• Law degree (JD) and Utah Bar admission is required. Multistate licensure (or the willingness to seek admission), is preferred.
• Experience of no less than 3 years in employment law is preferred.
• Litigation experience in employment matters, including but not limited to agency related claims, mediations, arbitrations and/or trials is a preferred. In-house or government agency experience can also meet this requirement.
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.
Exemption Status: Exempt
Starting annual salary range: $74,540 - $83,855
Benefits: Employers Council provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
• Insured group health, dental, & vison plans with optional tax deferred 125 plans are available
• Long term income protection via 401k and defined benefit pension plans
• Life, AD&D, Long term disability plans primarily paid for by employer
• A generous mix of vacation, sick and holiday paid days off
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 function.