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Cox Enterprises is seeking a senior employment attorney to be based in Atlanta, Georgia. The attorney will be a dynamic member of the Employment Law Center of Excellence supporting the employment law function for Cox Enterprises and its divisions—Cox Communications and Cox Automotive. This role will support the Employment Law COE in all facets of employment law work, which will include providing high-quality, practical advice and support to the People Solutions team on a wide range of employment law issues, as well as assisting in the management of employment litigation and responding to pre-litigation demands and agency charges.
Serve as a subject matter expert in all areas of employment law with particular emphasis on Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and FLSA.
Provide advice and counseling to management and human resources business partners on a broad range of employment issues including: recruiting, hiring, employee relations, discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, leaves of absence, accommodations, wage and hour compliance, contingent worker issues, organized labor matters, and government contractor issues.
Assist in the management of employment litigation and respond to pre-litigation demands and federal and state agency charges.
Advise human resources and other partners on the investigation of employee complaints received through the company’s complaint hotline or directed to executives, ensuring timely resolution and appropriate follow up and reporting.
Consult with human resources and other boundary partners regarding the formulation and revision of employment policies and guidance to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
Consult with boundary partners on the design of educational programs and tools to guide business partners on various employments laws and best practices.
Identify and interpret employment law developments and changes in the law, and provide relevant summary communications and recommendations to human resources and other business partners.
Recommend, manage and implement various projects and programs that support team goals. Ensure projects are completed in accordance with company guidelines, quality standards, budget, and targeted timeframe.
Other duties as may be needed from time-to-time.
JD with at least eight years of experience in the practice of employment law and licensed in at least one state. Substantial experience working with a multi-unit national company is preferred. International employment law experience is a plus.
Must be able to demonstrate very strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as effective use of influencing and problem-solving skills.
Must be able to demonstrate analytical skills necessary to identify likely causes of employee relations issues and to proactively take initiative to recommend and implement appropriate action in an effective and timely manner.
Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of state and federal regulations governing all aspects of the employment relationship.
Excellent customer service skills, time management, project management, and follow-up required.
Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
Ability to travel up to 10%.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Generous compensation and benefits package
Internal Number: 202100512
About Cox Enterprises, Inc.
We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
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