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Nielsen is seeking a mid-level attorney to join its legal team and the world’s largest market research organization. This new position will contribute to the protection of Nielsen’s legal interests through compliance with US employment and labor laws and regulations, and facilitate the achievement of corporate objectives with timely, high-quality, thorough and cost-effective counsel on complex legal employment issues.
The successful candidate will provide highly-responsive counsel on employment matters to the company’s U.S. human resources professionals and management. She/he will embody a solutions-oriented approach for guidance on all aspects of employment law, including litigation. He/she will work with outside counsel and maintain fiscal responsibility for the work associated with outside law firms and other third-party providers. The role reports to SVP & General Counsel -Global Employment Law who works in the US.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
What are we offering to you?
Nielsen is a fast growing multinational organization where customer service is the priority. We operate in a dynamic industry, which is reflected in both the organization itself and the people within it. We offer a challenging working environment with a strong and friendly team of colleagues. We encourage our employees to build their own work/life balance with flexible working hours, in collaboration with internal clients, as well as locations, including a primarily virtual work site.
Why? Our values, our commitment to you
Being inclusive, connected and decisive is woven into Nielsen's DNA. Our promise to you is that at Nielsen, you can: Be yourself, Make a Difference & Grow With Us.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide employment counseling on a wide array of HR and business initiatives, practices and policies that have employee implications, including hiring, performance management, employee relations, internal investigations, disability, ADA & FMLA matters, terminations & restructuring, contractor issues, workers compensation, wage & hour, unemployment and immigration.
Draft and edit employment-related documents and processes.
Draft position statements to the EEOC, state human rights organizations, DOL and other administrative agencies. Represent company before federal and local agencies.
Support employment litigation with outside counsel, including oversight of budgets.
Draft and support employment law and investigative training to ensure proactive and ongoing compliance with all applicable laws and regulations for employees.
Team with HR to implement employment policies and practices.
Advise on health and welfare benefits to ensure ongoing compliance with ERISA, and to align with health and welfare plan best practices.
Review and negotiate employment-related provisions in commercial contracts.
Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned and occasional travel.
To succeed in this role, the successful candidate will be a/an:
Proven hands-on and creative attorney who will thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Self-starter and finisher, completing projects with minimal oversight.
Attorney who builds and maintains strong relationships with relevant internal stakeholders.
Professional who always provides a solutions-oriented approach to problems.
Strategic thinker in ambiguous situations.
Communicator who enjoys distilling complex legal concepts to non-legal colleagues.
Expert at risk-identification and mitigation.
Counsel who works well independently and as a team to resolve complex matters, while embracing practical considerations.
A minimum of 6+ years of employment law experience, including counseling, claim responses, litigation and investigations.
Employment law counselling and litigation experience of at least 4 years.
In-house experience of 1+ year(s).
Strong academic record with a J.D. from an accredited law school.
Admission and good standing of at least one state bar.
Deep legal expertise in the laws of New York, California, Illinois and/or Florida.
Prior collaboration with a wide-range of business clients in various capacities within a complex, global organization.Knowledge or willingness to learn workers’ compensation and federal contracting laws.
Benefits law or HRBP experience.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About The Nielsen Company
Nielsen is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what's happening now, what's happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.
For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation, continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world's population.