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Senior Counsel Global Labor & Employment- REMOTE

Company: Ryder System, Inc.
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Current Employees:If you are a current employee at Ryder (not a Contractor or temporary employee through a staffing agency), please click here (http://wd5.myworkday.com/ryder/d/task/1422$3.htmld) to log in to Workday to apply using the internal application process._Job Seekers can review the Job Applicant Privacy Policy by clicking HERE. (https://ryder.com/job-applicant-privacy-policy)_You are the driving force behind our company.Start your career with Ryder today!SUMMARYThe Senior Counsel of Global Labor and Employment will deliver exceptional, strategic, and cost-effective legal advice and solutions while minimizing legal risks, proactively support Ryder's business operations, drive continuous improvement of the Company's legal and business processes, and develop effective risk mitigation strategies in the best interest of the Company. This attorney will manage (through outside counsel) employment-related litigation and charges as well as respond to demand letters in the United States and Canada. This hybrid position will report to the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel - Global Labor and Employment. REMOTE work from HOMEESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAt Ryder, you will make a difference by:Managing employment litigation and charges throughout the United States and Canada, which will include representing Ryder in mediations and directing strategy and work of outside counsel in line with business initiatives and budgetary considerations.Regularly partnering with HR professionals, operations, and company executives to provide timely and practical business-sensitive advice and risk assessments about strategic initiatives with a full range of employment law implications.Training supervisors and HR professionals on litigation avoidance and other employment-related legal matters.Managing internal compliance projects to reduce legal risk.Additional qualifications that would be helpful include:Experience with California employment laws.Exposure to employment issues in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.Class and collective action experience.Fluency in French and/or Spanish.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESPerforms other duties as assigned.EDUCATIONMaster's degree JD from an accredited top-tier law school.Member in good standing of a state bar.EXPERIENCEFive (5) years or more experience of legal experience, ideally gained through a combination of law firm and in-house roles.Four (4) years or more experience, Specialization required in employment law, including but not limited to litigation experience with Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, WARN, PDA, USERRA, NLRA, and workers' compensation retaliation and equivalent state laws.SKILLSExcellent communication and presentation skills.Demonstrated leadership and collaborative skill at all levels, internally and externally.Highly creative and strategic mindset and approach to litigation, anticipating future business and legal risks and seeking creative solutions and opportunities.Experience analyzing complex legal issues and communicating legal advice clearly and concisely.Team player with a positive attitude and exceptional legal and business judgment.Some limited travel will be required.KNOWLEDGEPrior experience handling all phases of pre-litigation and litigation: responding to demand letters, preparing position statements in response to charges of discrimination filed with the EEOC and state agencies, taking depositions, handling mediations, appearing and arguing before judges, ALJs, and arbitrators, drafting dispositive motions, preparing witnesses, and some jury trial experience. Prior human resource and compliance experience with traditional labor matters is helpful.Demonstrated experience providing balanced and nuanced counsel to HR and business professionals as well as to top-level executives on labor and employment matters.Experience training employees and managers (both in person and via webinar) regarding employment law principles and best practices.Experience with reductions in force, WARN Act compliance, acquisitions and divestitures, restrictive covenants, and policy drafting and review.LICENSESOther Must be a member in good standing of a State Bar (Upon Hire, required).TRAVEL20-30%Applicants from California, Colorado , New York City , and Washington :Salary is determined based on internal equity; internal salary ranges; marketcertifications, etc. The salary for this position ranges from $130K to $170KRyder offers comprehensive health and welfare benefits, to include medical,prescription, dental, vision, life insurance and disability insurance options, as well as paid time off for vacation, illness, bereavement, family and parental leave, and a tax advantaged 401(k) retirement savings planJob Category: LegalRyder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability._Job Seekers can review the Job Applicant Privacy Policy by clicking HERE. (https://ryder.com/job-applicant-privacy-policy)_

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