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The New York Times Company has an opening for an employment lawyer. This position will report to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (employment). The role will handle legal matters primarily related to human resources, employment and ethics compliance, and employee relations.
Provide preventive, proactive legal advice on a broad range of employment practice topics, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, performance management, employee discipline and separations, workplace investigations, severance programs, leaves of absence and accommodations, recruiting, hiring, benefits, wage and hour, compensation, employment and separation agreements, unemployment and workers’ compensation, and immigration issues.
Working with the Company’s Talent & Inclusion Department, develop and maintain human resources policies, procedures, and other documentation related to human resources and workforce management.
Regularly prepare training materials and conduct training sessions regarding employment best practices.
Keep abreast of legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments, and advise clients on same.
As needed, consult on international employment issues, working with the Company’s international human resources staff and local counsel.
Assist with various complex and/or sensitive projects, as assigned.
Undergraduate and J.D. degrees from recognized institutions. Must be a member of the New York Bar. Previous in-house experience, particularly with unionized workforces, is preferred.
Six to 10 years of experience in the areas of employment law, with sufficient experience to handle role responsibilities with a minimum of supervision.
The successful candidate must:
Be an effective communicator and influencer, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, coworkers, and colleagues; have strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness;
Be able to weigh risks against operational needs to develop reasoned recommendations, including risk mitigation strategies, and provide sound legal advice;
Possess strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to handle high volume and balance competing demands; and
Have good judgment, a high level of professional integrity and the discretion, tact and ability to maintain
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times is one of the world’s most influential news organizations with 50 news bureaus around the New York region, the nation and the globe. The Times is known for accuracy, depth and authority and produces award-winning journalism, breaking news coverage and opinion and commentary along with deep databases of content and rich multimedia presentations. The New York Times has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes and Citations, far more than any other news organization.