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Advises and directly represents the Corporation and its subsidiaries in a broad range of labor and employment matters.
Handles the full range of traditional labor issues, including arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining and counselling on issues related to a unionized work force,
Provides responsive and timely legal advice to internal clients, including senior management, human resources and industrial relations professionals, on broad range of labor and employment law issues, including discipline, leave, duty to bargain, accommodations, and wage and hour.
Handles administrative matters and hearings before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state fair employment practices agencies, and the Department of Labor.
Represents the Corporation as lead counsel in federal and state court cases as well as employment arbitrations. This representation would include court appearances, taking and defending depositions, and drafting motion papers.
Works strategically with senior business and HR partners providing advice and support on HR initiatives, investigations and corporate policies.
Provides training to large groups on a variety of topics, including Equal Employment Opportunities and Harassment.
Maintains awareness of legal developments in relevant jurisdictions, provides updates internally, and works to implement necessary changes to policies/practices.
Evaluates both legal and business risks of legally acceptable alternatives and implements solutions.
Reports to labor/employment practice area head.
Required Skills, Competencies, Education or Experience:
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
Admission to New Jersey bar
Ten or more years of legal experience representing employers in labor and employment law matters (including employment litigation).
Demonstrated experience with New Jersey labor & employment laws and federal law counterparts.
Experience handling traditional labor matters, including labor arbitrations and/or NLRB matters.
Ability to handle significant matters with limited supervision or direction.
Desired Skills, Competencies, Education or Experience:
Admission to New York bar (or willingness to sit for exam shortly after hire)
Experience representing New York employers
Experience with immigration law, including filing petitions and I-9 compliance
Experience handling OSHA matters including interacting with the agency
Experience with affirmative action work, including OFCCP audits
The Public Service Corporation was formed in 1903, by amalgamating more than 400 gas, electric and transportation companies in New Jersey. Thomas McCarter was named the Corporation's first president and held the position until 1939.