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We are looking for an attorney with employment or benefits experience, or a combination of both.
This position reports to the Vice President, Counsel - Employment, Benefits, Privacy and Immigration, and it is based out of our corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Florida.
Provide practical and business-oriented legal advice and counseling on a range of employment issues, including: hiring, performance management, employee relations, terminations, leaves of absence and accommodations, wage and hour, internal investigations, compensation, benefits, and privacy
Develop, draft and implement a variety of workplace policies, employee training and employment-related templates and agreements in collaboration with Human Resources and other functions as appropriate
Investigate and respond to federal and state administrative complaints (including EEOC charges)
Oversee, direct and provide employment advice with respect to internal investigations
Investigate, negotiate and resolve pre-litigation claims and administrative charges, and serve as subject matter expert for employment litigation matters
Collaborate with local counsel to advise Human Resources and management on international employment issues
Advise Human Resources and management to ensure compliance with U.S. federal executive orders and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations
Manage employment related litigation, including responding to attorney demand letters, effectively negotiating resolution of claims, and making recommendations to Human Resources and senior management on corrective action
Actively monitor employment law changes, to ensure policies and practices are compliant
Provide advice and counseling on a wide range of legal matters, and serve as the primary day-to-day contact for employee compensation and benefits legal issues, including but not limited to:
Compliance with existing and new employee benefit and compensation plan laws and regulations,
The design, administration, compliance and tax treatment of qualified (e.g., pension, 401(k)) and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including familiarity with 409(A)
The design, administration, compliance and tax treatment of incentive compensation plans including executive compensation arrangements
Supporting the company with respect to designing and drafting employee benefit plans (including health and welfare plans), plan amendments and summary plan descriptions, employee communications, and the design and implementation of new plans, programs and legislation
Plan administration, including advice regarding eligibility, plan operational issues, plan interpretation and beneficiary entitlements
Advice on plan governance matters, including advice on ERISA and fiduciary responsibilities related to company plans
Conduct legal and factual research related to internal client requests and initiatives
Work with and supervise outside counsel on benefits related matters
Negotiating agreements with third party service providers
JD degree from an accredited law school
Member in good standing of the bar
5 years’ experience in employment law, or in a combination of employment and benefits law; candidates with benefits-only experience with less than 5 years’ experience may be considered
Top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience in a public company preferred, but not required
Possess strong client-relations and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent judgment and superior written and oral communication and analytical skills
Detail-oriented, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively
Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks effectively and independently
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is an industry innovator providing advanced communications and information systems to both government and commercial markets. Whether providing wideband-networking tactical radio systems for defense and security forces or deploying and operating a secure telecommunications network for air traffic control, customers trust Harris to deliver mission-critical situational awareness. The company has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including 7,700 engineers and scientists — supporting customers in more than 100 countries.