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Menasha Corporation seeks a Labor & Employment Attorney to join its in-house legal team. The attorney will assist the General Counsel and Human Resources team to manage the Corporation’s labor and employment-related legal matters, including providing counsel to Human Resource professionals and other business partners in the U.S. and coordinating labor and employment legal support for company operations in Canada, Mexico and Europe.
The attorney will report to the Corporation’s General Counsel but also work very closely with the Corporation’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and interact directly with Human Resource professionals responsible for the day-to-day HR operations in the Corporation’s two principal operating subsidiaries, Menasha Packaging Company, LLC and ORBIS Corporation.
Essential to this Position
Provide legal counsel on labor and employment matters, which may include, but not be limited to, state and Federal wage and hour compliance and the FLSA, state and Federal employment discrimination and anti-harassment statutes, FMLA and disability matters, affirmative action and diversity, employee discipline and termination, hiring practices, general union/labor relations, including grievances and arbitrations and contract negotiations, employee benefits, employment-related agreements and policy-related issues, and employment-related litigation.
Ensure compliance with all applicable employment-related laws, regulations, and policies.
Assist in the creation, implementation, and refinement of forms, policies, and procedures.
Conduct and manage internal investigations.
Represent the Company before state and Federal administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, state and local human rights agencies, as well as in mediations and arbitrations and any claims under local union grievance procedures.
Identify and assess legal risks and opportunities in the labor and employment area and advise accordingly.
Independently handle legal matters and projects ranging from basic to complex. Recognize when to elevate matters to the attention of the General Counsel and/or CHRO.
Supervise, manage and evaluate outside counsel on employment-related matters, including litigation.
Educate clients and stakeholders on legal matters, policies and procedures.
Represent Menasha Corporation’s best interests in assigned matters.
Work Experience Required
Minimum of 5 years of substantive labor and employment experience with a corporate legal department or a nationally-recognized law firm.
Strong working knowledge of multi-jurisdictional employment law requirements, and experience with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, National Labor Relationships Act, OFCCP regulations, and OSHA.
Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals at all levels and areas within the organization, from executive leadership to first-line supervisors; proactive in providing counsel to clients.
Ability to promote and contribute to a team environment that encourages and supports inclusion to drive innovation and reach the best solutions to complex problems.
Sound judgment; exceptional integrity; ability to think critically, communicate complex matters clearly, make well-reasoned recommendations, and determine who should be kept informed.
High level of emotional intelligence.
Self-starter with good business sense and a sense of urgency, honesty and fairness.
Ability to work under minimal supervision and learn new substantive areas within and beyond labor and employment law.
Prior experience with Canadian, Mexican, and European labor and employment law, a plus.
Availability outside of normal business hours.
Comfortable in a fast-paced, high-volume workplace environment.
Discretion as it relates to confidential or other sensitive matters -- enthusiasm and a good sense of humor are a plus.
Other Certifications Required JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a valid attorney's license.
About Menasha Corporation
Menasha Corporation is a leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer and supply chain solutions provider specializing in retail merchandising, packaging and displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors, and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services. Menasha Corporation’s products and services are used by major food, beverage, consumer products, personal care, pharmaceutical, beauty and cosmetics, automotive, heavy equipment, and agriculture companies. Established in 1849, Menasha Corporation is one of America’s oldest private, family-owned manufacturing companies.
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