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The Senior Employment and Litigation Counsel serves as the primary point of contact regarding all labor and employment legal issues and litigation arising in the company. This role will serve as a trusted business partner that understands the company’s business goals while minimizing risk. The Senior Employment and Litigation Counsel will advise management, Human Resources, and the business generally regarding employment law issues and pending or potential litigation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)
Provide day-to-day advice on a broad range of employment issues, including recruiting, hiring, compensation and benefits, wage and hour, payroll, performance management, and terminations.
Manage litigation, including developing strategy, managing costs, and updating management and other company personnel as appropriate.
Support internal and external investigations of complaints concerning alleged violations of company policies, laws, and regulations.
Advise and partner with Operations, Human Resources and other business persons regarding collective bargaining, labor-related arbitrations and other labor matters.
Develop and provide appropriate education and training on employment and litigation related matters.
Draft, review, analyze, and negotiate employment-related agreements, including consulting, severance, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements.
Establish a rapport and working relationship with employees at all levels in order to act as a trusted advisor and encourage the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
Efficiently direct the workflow of outside legal counsel on matters requiring external expertise or additional legal support/capacity.
Effectively manage outside counsel spend.
Perform other related duties as required.
Some travel may be required.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Degree: Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school. Bar qualification in Kansas, or ability to become licensed to practice law in Kansas.
Years of Experience: Minimum of 6 years of legal practice experience in employment and litigation.
Compass Minerals strictly prohibits discrimination against employees, contractors or others that conduct business with the Company on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), age, military status, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
About Compass Minerals
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At Compass Minerals, we harvest, mine and produce essential minerals that deal with nature’s challenges, including – but not limited to – highway deicing salt for the winter months, water softening salt and plant nutrition that improves the quality and yield of crops. We transform Earth’s resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.
With our company headquarters in Overland Park, KS, Compass Minerals operates in 21 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil & the United Kingdom. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone’s voice matters. We believe in work that creates value for all stakeholders, encourages collaboration at all levels and focuses on a high-performance environment where employees are challenged to be there best.