NBC Universal Associate Counsel/Counsel, Employment Law in New York, New York

Job Number 35743BR

Job Title Associate Counsel/Counsel, Employment Law

Business Segment Staff

Sub-Business Corporate Legal

Posting Category Legal & Business Affairs

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York

Responsibilities

Role Purpose

The Associate Counsel or Counsel, Employment Law will principally support the NY-based VP and SVP Employment Law with their clients and company initiatives. He/she will eventually assume primary responsibilities for his/her own client group(s) while continuing to support the VP and SVP. Responsibilities will include:

  • Advise management, Human Resources, and other NBCUniversal lawyers with respect to all employment law issues, including business restructuring, employment policy development and application, worker classification, workforce management, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment claims, wage-and-hour issues, and independent contractor status.

  • Conduct and provide counsel on internal investigations of employment-related and other types of complaints, ensuring that claims are addressed promptly, thoroughly and appropriately.

  • Represent NBCUniversal, working with other NBCUniversal and outside counsel as appropriate, with respect to negotiation of disputes, mediation and litigation of employment claims, and the employment-related aspects of acquisitions and dispositions of businesses.

  • Draft documents, including correspondence with opposing counsel, settlement and separation agreements; EEO position statements, and mediation statements.

  • Monitor federal, state, and local legal developments and advise on compliance with same.

  • Create and deliver management and employee training programs.

  • Partner with Labor Relations on various matters involving represented employees.

  • Assist with responses to subpoenas and similar requests.

  • Conduct legal research.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Law degree

  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of New York or member in good standing of another State Bar and able to register as New York In-House Counsel

  • Minimum of 4 years of employment law experienceEligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in New York

  • Must be willing to travel regionally and domestically on occasion

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Collaborative, team-oriented approach.

  • Ability to identify, prioritize and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively.

  • Ability to approach complex legal scenarios in a thoughtful and analytical fashion.

  • Ability to explain complex legal concepts, build consensus, think creatively and collaborate with clients to address business needs.

  • Ability to build relationships across a large organization.

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