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Taco Bell is looking to hire an experienced attorney for the role of Legal Counsel, Employment. This position is accountable for providing strategic, business-focused legal support to our Human Resources and Operations teams. The successful candidate will have a passion for providing world-class legal support by collaboratively working across business units while consistently modelling Taco Bell’s unique Live Mas Culture.
Providing advice and counsel on employment-related matters, including employment discrimination and harassment claims, retaliation, disability accommodations and leave requests, wage & hour claims, personnel policies, compliance and procedures.
Investigating and responding to employment-related charges, notices, complaints, and demands.
Supervising outside counsel in the defense of employment related lawsuits.
Supporting, developing, and implementing employment-related policies and procedures, training, and compliance programs.
Keeping apprised of, and developing policies for, employment related best practices and newly enacted state and federal employment laws.
Other tasks as assigned by Director, Legal and also the Global Chief Legal Officer.
Is This You?
Capability to immediately lead a team and over time assume a leadership role in Taco Bell or another Yum! Brands, Inc. Law Department.
Juris Doctorate degree or equivalent required.
Licensed member in good standing of a State Bar, with strong preference for admission to the California State Bar.
5-8 years of relevant legal experience required; some in-house experience preferred.
Experience providing legal support for clients in restaurant or retail industries preferred.
Must be a team player and relationship builder, with the ability to adapt in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision, and be willing to work on, and prioritize, a broad range of legal matters simultaneously.
Strong interpersonal skills required.
Some travel required.
About Taco Bell
Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, among other craveable choices, and is the first QSR restaurant to offer the American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items. Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organizations proudly serve over 42 million customers each week through nearly 7,000 restaurants across the nation, as well as through its mobile, desktop and delivery ordering services.
Overseas, Taco Bell has over 250 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants internationally within the next decade. The brand encourages its fans to “Live Mas” and connects with them through sports, gaming and new music via its Feed The Beat® music program. Taco Bell also provides educational opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell® Foundation™, and connects fans with their passions through programs such as the Live Mas Scholarship program. In 2016, Taco Bell was named as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World.