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Our client is seeking a Labor and Employment Attorney to lead the labor and employment legal function for the Company. The successful candidate will work on a broad range of labor and employment matters for all business units and locations, including with regard to non-discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, medical and other leave programs, labor relations, employee benefits and immigration. This position reports directly to the VP, Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lead the labor and employment function for the legal group
Develop business-focused solutions to labor and employment issues that mitigate risk for the organization
Advise human resources, management and executives on labor and employment matters
Respond to complaints from current and former employees or their legal counsel
Handle or closely oversee labor negotiations
Draft employment, separation and other contractual agreements
Closely manage outside counsel on federal and state litigation as well as position statements and other administrative filings
Manage labor and employment issues in acquisitions and reductions in force
Develop and draft corporate policies
Develop and conduct training programs
Handle employment law-related audits
Manage labor and employment legal budget
Candidates should have at least 7 years of labor and employment law experience including in-house experience with a multinational and/or manufacturing company. Candidates must be able to practice labor and employment law from a business perspective and build close relationships throughout the organization. Candidate must be able to think strategically and creatively, work well in a fast-paced, matrixed environment and be able to handle numerous task independently. Strong communication skills are a must. Candidate must be admitted to practice in state of Wisconsin or have ability to acquire.