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Senior Counsel - Global Employment, Labor Relations & Benefit Law
Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.
Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right.
Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.
This is an exciting opportunity in Indianapolis, Indiana for Senior Counsel - Global Employment, Labor Relations & Benefit Law.
Your impact will happen in these and other ways:
Advise human resources and other internal clients on the legal rights and obligations of the Company on a broad array of employment and labor relations law, benefits issues, and workplace safety law.
Primarily responsible for support of human resources in the U.S. with oversight and coordination of issues arising internationally.
Develop and implement employment, labor, benefits and safety related policies, best practices and procedures globally.
Develop and implement training programs on a variety of topics for human resources and the business.
Provide health and welfare plan counseling and qualified retirement plan counseling.
Ensure compliance regarding Plan filings (IRS, DOL), document requirements (including plan document maintenance and amendments, SPDs/SMMs, SARS), responding to periodic DOL, IRS and internal audits, HIPAA and ACA compliance.
Provide real-time support to internal collective bargaining teams during union negotiations and work with Corporate Labor Relations to develop bargaining strategy in advance thereof.
Responsible for project and matter management with limited supervision; exercise independent judgment.
Manage employment claims and litigation. Share in management of outside counsel relationships.
Provide counsel in transactions/due diligence issues in which employment, labor and/or benefits issues arise.
Act as trusted advisor for mid to high-level management; has strong grasp of business environment; effectively partners with clients to identify and design needed improvements; provide legal as well as practical advice within the appropriate business context; understand and manage client expectations.
Assist in development of legal strategies for business.
May influence or contribute to overall objectives and goals of organization.
Provide support and leadership in legal department projects.
May supervise and/or mentor one or more junior lawyers, paralegals or administrative assistants.
Act as a resource to others and a member of a global team.
Skills and Competencies
Deep understanding of the full gamut of employment issues faced by U.S. companies including, but not limited to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, leaves of absence, compensation and disability issues and accommodations. Global experience preferred.
Experience serving as primary internal point of contact for legal issues related to health and retirement benefits.
Traditional Labor experience preferred.
Demonstrates proficiency in substantive legal specialty and general knowledge of legal issues affecting the industry.
Manages risk wisely.
Helps business partners understand the risks and consequences of a given situation. Effectively communicates consequences and develops alternatives to manage identified risks.
Exercises good judgment and wise decision making.
Capable of handling multiple tasks and activities across a variety of challenging situations in a busy global environment.
Minimum of 10+ years experience of substantive employment, labor, benefits & safety matters required either in-house with a corporation or in private practice and a mix of experience preferred.
Education, Licenses, Certifications
Degree in law
License to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
Compensation and Benefits
Base annual salary commensurate with experience plus annual variable compensation. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.
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At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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