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The Senior Corporate Counsel works directly with the Deputy General Counsel, Labor & Employment, Human Resources Department associates and Company management on human resources legal matters, across the US, including:
Provide daily counseling on employment-related issues, including recruitment and hiring, compensation and benefits, accommodation requests, leaves of absence, investigations, performance reviews, disciplinary warnings, terminations, workplace safety, immigration, and international assignments;
Assist with the drafting of employment, separation, non-competition, confidentiality, and consulting agreements;
Provide consultation to others regarding reorganizations and reductions in force, consistent with company policies;
Provide training for HR and management on employment-related issues; and Advise on employee benefits matters.
Litigation and Investigations
Assist with investigations and litigation, across the US, including:
Respond to calls made to the company hotline including reviewing, updating, and resolving reports received; Assist in conducting confidential investigations of issues including employee relations, and protection of confidential information and company assets; and
Handle employment litigation, arbitrations, and agency related matters including discovery management.
JD from US law school
5-10 years of significant experience in employment law/compliance field working directly with companies
Experience counseling clients on employment compliance matters
Experience creating and conducting training modules and formulating policies
Experience in multi-jurisdictional employment matters preferred but not required
Labor experience is preferred but not required
Superior interpersonal skills and judgment are essential
Ability to manage fast-paced workload and add value to multiple projects simultaneously
Self-starter who demonstrates project ownership and enjoys working across departments
The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.
Ferguson is a diverse wholesale distributor with operations spanning multiple business groups. The company is ranked by trade publications as the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings(PVF) in the US. It is also the fourth largest distributor of heating and cooling equipment (HVAC/R) and the second largest company within the wate...rworks industry.
In 1953, Ferguson was founded with $150,000 starting capital and two locations. The next five decades saw phenomenal growth, with the company doubling in size every five years. In 1982, Wolseley plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange and based in the United Kingdom, acquired Ferguson, supplying the financial strength for Ferguson's rapid growth and aggressive expansion into the industrial, heating and cooling (HVAC) and waterworks markets.
It's Ferguson's associates who make the difference. Ferguson employs 19,000 associates. Through our industry-leading recruiting program, we aggressively pursue the best and brightest college and university graduates from across the country. Our branch managers also recruit candidates on the local level to ensure that our sales associates can identify the needs of our local customers. Ferguson services customers coast-to-coast, with a distribution network spanning approximately 1,350 locations and serves customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Our company has a unique culture and a tradition of supporting civic, cultural, educational and environmental activities. We are committed to the highest standards of ethics, from helping our customers select green product solutions to providing a safe and secure workplace environment.