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IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.
IGT´s Legal Department has an exciting opportunity for a labor and employment attorney. This position would provide advice and counsel to human resources professionals and other business partners in the U.S. and globally on employment, labor and related related matters. This position would also provide labor and employment legal advice related to the company’s strategic initiatives.
As Associate General Counsel - Labor and Employment, the attorney is responsible for assisting the General Counsel and human resources department in the management and handling of all labor and employment related matters in the company. This position is based in Providence, RI. The attorney will manage all employment and labor related legal matters and generally assist the company in all other employment related matters, including advising on the terms of the various collective bargaining agreements, providing counsel on employee relations issues and the development and interpretation of company policies and programs related to employees.
This attorney will act with the highest level of integrity and business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Provides in-house legal counsel on labor and employment related matters, which may include, but not limited to, wage and hour law, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, executive employment agreements, immigration and policy related issues and generally supports the General Counsel.
Provides legal support on labor matters, including union avoidance strategy and training, organizing campaigns and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
Drafts and submits the company’s responses to administrative agency complaints
Provides counsel on US immigration matters
Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies
Independently handles legal matters and projects ranging from basic to complex
Supervises, manages and evaluates outside counsel on employment related matters, including labor and employment litigation
Establishes and maintains relationships, credibility and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members and other colleagues
Develops and delivers training on new and emerging issues relating to labor and employment legal issues
Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the General Counsel
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Competence as a lawyer; ability to manage heavy workload in a high-pressure environment
Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills within and across departments and externally; must be proactive in providing counsel to clients
Sound judgment: ability to clearly make reasoned recommendations; ability to cross think and determine who should be kept informed
Innovative, a self-starter with good business sense and a sense of urgency, honesty and fairness
Collaborative, a good team player, calm under pressure
Self-confident and inspires confidence from clients
Occasional travel based upon business needs.
Required Education & Experience
Must have a JD degree from an accredited law school
Must have a minimum of ten years of substantive labor and employment experience with a corporate legal department or a nationally recognized law firm
Prefer candidate with experience in counseling clients on labor and employment matters.
Committed to being a legal business partner to internal clients
Strong writing skills required
Strong communication skills required
Knowledge of immigration law
Keys to Success
Building collaborative relationships
IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged. IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted. In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.
Internal Number: 3803
About International Game Technology
IGT is the world's leading end-to-end gaming company. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "IGT." Its holding company headquarters are in the United Kingdom, with operating headquarters in Rome, Italy; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Providence, Rhode Island. IGT attracts the industry’s top talent, with more than 12,000 employees across the globe.
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