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The New York Times Company has an opening for an employment lawyer. This position will report to the Senior 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.
Minimum 4-6 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 confidentiality.
Experience with a unionized workforce is preferred.
Benefits and Perks:
Support our original, independent and reported journalism.
We provide great health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families
We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
We offer a great parental leave.
We are committed to career development and ongoing learning supported by a formal mentoring program as well as $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
We have frequent panel discussions and talks by newsmakers and industry leaders.
Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.
Internal Number: REQ-005877
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
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.