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Position Summary The Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law in Stamford, CT is responsible for (1) managing all facets of employment-related litigation (including administrative claims, arbitration claims, and lawsuits filed in state and federal courts) and (2) providing strategic legal counsel and guidance related to every aspect of employment to Charter’s various business units. The position reports to Charter’s Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Employment Law.
Ensure Charter’s compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations (including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Executive Order 11246, the Uniformed Services Reemployment Rights Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and all similar state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances)
Provide legal counsel and guidance to the Company’s leaders concerning the full spectrum of employment-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, pre-employment background investigations, drug screens, reasonable accommodations related to disabilities and religion, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, discipline, termination, compensation, health and welfare benefits, contingent workforce management, joint employment, non-compete agreements, reductions in the workforce, workplace safety, workplace violence, diversity and inclusion, immigration sponsorship, employment-related contracts, and arbitration of employment disputes
Assess and communicate to business leaders the panoply of legal risks associated with actions and initiatives involving or related to the Company’s employees
Manage employment-related administrative claims, arbitration claims, and court litigation
Oversee relationships with outside counsel and law firms, including managing matter budgets and diversity efforts
Provide legal guidance and counsel related to the investigation of harassment, discrimination, and other employee complaints
Review employment-related legal issues associated with Charter’s policies, procedures, and guidelines
Develop content and conduct training related to employment laws for business and human resources leaders
Participate in the implementation and execution of a corporate-wide human resources and business initiatives
25% travel requirement
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Extensive knowledge of federal and state employment laws
Ability to communicate and interact with leadership at all levels, including senior executives
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Acumen to effectively balance compliance with the law against business goals and initiatives
Demonstrated leadership and management skills
Exceptional presentation skills
Ability to quickly and accurately assess legal risks
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Ability to manage complex projects from start to finish
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and familiar with Microsoft SharePoint
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
J.D. from an accredited law school
Related Work Experience
At least 15 years of legal practice, with substantial employment law and experience and some litigation experience
At least 4 years of experience practicing in a law firm
At least 5 years of experience practicing as in-house counsel at a corporation
At least 2 years of people management experience
Certifications and/or Licenses
Licensed to practice law in Connecticut and/or New York
Internal Number: 265184
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. is an American telecommunications and mass media company that offers its services to consumers and businesses under the branding of Spectrum. Providing services to over 26 million customers in 41 states, it is the second-largest cable operator in the United States by subscribers, just behind Comcast, and third largest pay TV operator behind Comcast and AT&T. It is the fifth largest telephone provider based upon residential subscriber line count.
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