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Welk Resort Group, Inc. (WRG) is a premier provider of points-based, luxury, vacation ownership products and services. Founded in 1964, by famous band leader and television celebrity Lawrence Welk, WRG currently operates six vacation resorts in five areas: San Diego CA, Palm Springs CA, Lake Tahoe CA, Branson MO, and Cabo San Lucas Mexico. WRG also develops commercial resort properties, makes acquisitions, markets and sells vacation ownership/travel products and services, manages resorts, provides purchase financing and offers an online discount travel platform (http://welkresorts.com).
The Corporate Counsel, Legal Affairs and Employment, will report to the Director, Legal Affairs and Litigation and will be located at the company headquarters in San Marcos, CA. Responsibilities include providing counsel and training to the Human Resources and business executives on general employment matters, such as recruitment and hiring, compensation and benefits, wage and hour, accommodation requests, leave, separations, performance management, terminations, non-compete agreements, workplace investigations, performance reviews, disciplinary warnings, terminations, workplace safety, ethics and immigration. You will provide advice on employment policies, procedures and handbooks, representing the company before state and federal agencies, and assist with litigation/arbitrations. Must be a strong team player, service oriented, have a “can-do” attitude, utmost discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality, and a good sense of humor. In addition, you will partner with the HR team at all levels to achieve corporate culture goals. Other duties as assigned, some travel required. Qualifications and requirements:
3+ years of labor, employment, and benefit experience including a top law firm; in-house a plus. Must have subject matter expertise.
Experience advising business clients by directly providing effective guidance, sound judgment and practical legal solutions to reduce litigation risk.
Experience assisting in the creation, implementation and regular updating of employment training, policies, handbooks and procedures.
Experience with reorganizations, severance plans, separation agreements, including reductions in force, and drafting appropriate documentation and policies
Drafting employment, separation, non-competition, confidentiality, consulting agreements and other employment related documents.
Comfort advising on benefits and compensation, including commission-based pay programs.
Stay updated on labor and employment issues/regulations affecting timeshare/hospitality industry and disseminate information to HR and business teams quickly and effectively.
Gather and analyze data and employment-related complaints, prepare concise and effective reports and develop proactive risk mitigation strategies.
Outstanding legal researcher, with strong (practical) writing and analytical skills.
Excellent project management and organizational skills.
Self-starter who demonstrates, superior interpersonal skills, ownership/accountability for projects and enjoys working across departments.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and matter management applications.
JD from a top tier law school; MBA a plus.
California bar or admission as Registered In-House Counsel;
Your cover letter (including salary history and current expectation), resume, list of 3 professional references and writing sample should demonstrate that you have the qualifications listed above.
Competitive compensation package includes salary, bonus, ESOP, 401k, health, dental and other benefits. Email submission materials to: email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Eligible for bonus, participation in employee 401(K) and employee stock ownership plan, per plan requirements.
Welk Resorts is a leader in the vacation ownership industry. Privately-held, Welk currently operates six resort properties in the U.S. and Mexico, with expansion started in Breckenridge, Colorado and future plans to expand in Kauai, Hawaii. In addition, the Experiences Collection by Welk Resorts features another twelve resort locations and counting for you to explore. Our mission is to provide you with the Freedom to Explore, Your Way.