10 yrs required
Greenfield, IN, United States
Jul 25, 2022
Nov 07, 2022
Senior Assistant General Counsel - Regional Labor & Employment and Investigations
The candidate is responsible for federal, state and local law compliance, generally in the US, as it relates to employment practices and policies; formulates, drafts and maintains policies that are not only compliant but also represent best practices for employers. Takes a strategic view regarding employment policies and practices and provides regional advice and counsel to the Human Resources organization to minimize risk and anticipate future developments. Provides regional legal advice and consultation regarding workplace accommodations, background checks, leaves of absence, performance improvement plans, discipline, termination and other issues. Leads and manages disputed matters arising within the region, as directed by the Associate General Counsel – Global Head of Litigation and Labor and Employment and/or the Global Chief Compliance Officer. Responsible for the management, negotiation and resolution of disputes within the role scope, including demand letters; drafts settlement and separation agreements; drafts mediation briefs and position statements and responses; investigation assessment, due diligence, findings of fact, and recommending correct action / preventive actions (CAPA) to leadership. Develops and delivers effective training programs and training tools with consistency for all levels of the organization, and customized or micro-trainings for situations of a particular risk that may arise. Provides strategic advice and counsel regarding labor law and union contract obligations. Advises clients in connection with response to union organizing activity. Provides support for the region in collaboration with the Detection and Response (D&R) activities of the Ethics and Compliance Team, utilizing the integrated resource network, subject matter experts and others to effectively and confidentially handle sensitive cases, issues and inquiries regarding general investigations for compliance and integrity (C&I), globally. Provides support to processes, operations and outcomes to continually improve an effective D&R program that promotes compliance based on principle-based policies and procedures and prevents and detects wrongdoing, globally. Assists the Global Chief Compliance Officer and the Director of Response of Detection in handling regional matters assigned, requiring investigation and CAPA, and in enhancing D&R strategic and annual plans, budgets and processes. Assists in supporting the implementation and execution of the annual Code of Conduct (CoC) including reflecting and providing suggestions for enhancement of the CoC. Supports leadership in creating and fostering an engaged global culture of Enterprise Leadership, compliance and integrity, and facilitates communications across the region to support such. Consistently and routinely reports on findings and outcomes, in conjunction with Investigation policies and practices, including the identification of anticipated case outcomes, projecting themes and trends identified for cases managed, and early notification of risk-based insights for leadership’s attention. Assists with regionally-designated monitoring programs from Ethics and Compliance, providing appropriate support and engagement to execute on assigned tasks within the program as may be assigned by the Global Chief Compliance Officer. Conducts clear and respectful investigations, fact-based analyses and assessments, and coordinated/informed recommendations for CAPA, etc. Develops strong relationships and acts as a business partner with the company’s business units and affiliates. Juris Doctor degree from a US accredited law school and ability to obtain an in-house IN license. Should have 10+ years in practice and experience in providing legal counsel specifically on labor and employment matters, including experience working for a major corporation and/or major law firm. Must have the ability to perform successfully in cross-functional teams with limited resources and within challenging timelines, with the ability to lead and mentor. Must have directly relevant experience in proactively and strategically counseling a business, raising awareness of key legal guidelines. Should have the ability to deliver work products within business constraints in a high-volume, fast-paced and demanding environment while balancing competing client requests. Experience leading or ability to lead large-scale, complex legal projects and to propose practical options for meeting client business goals within applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Strong learning agility and practical judgment. Solid experience leading, managing, or directing investigations, compliance-based case management, and/or operating a corporate compliance function, with experience in transformation (change management). Experience in multiple jurisdictions handling human resource matters, HR policy development, compliance and/or investigations is needed. Proven past experience or demonstrated abilities to lead one or more of the following areas: Performing investigations and assessing the severity of the risk; Developing and administering training programs, including the understanding of the efficacy of training and learning and development of best practices; Policy writing, portfolio development, educational delivery, and enhancement plans; Conducting complex, attorney-client privileged internal investigations, cross-functional investigations. Excellent interpersonal, strategic thinking, communication, and organizational skills are needed.