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Senior Corporate Counsel - Employment/Litigation

Company: MOD Pizza
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Corporate Counsel - Employment/Litigation REQ ID: 77966 STORE: Bellevue (WA20002) LOCATION: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004-5719 No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here. At MOD, we embrace individuality, support human growth, and recognize the value in second chances. Every day and in every store, we create a culture where individuality is celebrated. And as part of MOD, you will be empowered to provide that same experience through world class support of our Squad and stores. Be a part of creating a positive social impact in more than 500 communities across North America. If you support living what we call the 4G's: Grit, Growth, Generosity, and Gratitude, then we want to hear your story. MOD is more than just an exciting place to eat, it's a place where others are inspired to bring about change. Start Spreading MODness -, join the Squad today! SummaryMOD's Legal Team is looking to add a Senior Corporate Counsel- Employment/Litigation to contribute to our trajectory as a high growth and people-first restaurant company. This role will support our People and Operations leaders to make strategic decisions and implement policies and practices in a pragmatic and risk-mitigated matter while enabling business growth. If you embrace growth opportunities and continuous improvement and are interested in holistically immersing yourself in an operational employment function to proactively solve problems, you will thrive in this role. The position reports to the Chief Legal Officer.This position can be remote or hybrid in the Seattle area. Key Responsibilities+ Provides practical and proactive legal counsel on labor and employment related matters, which may include, without limitation, human resources issues, wage and hour law, workers' compensation, FSLA issues, unemployment and other state agency claims, labor relations, employee benefits, employment agreements and policy related issues, FMLA matters, employment related litigation, grievances and arbitrations. + Assists Chief Legal Officer and other executives with development and implementation of Company's labor relations strategy+ Identifies and assesses legal risks and opportunities within the labor and employment areas (including developments in law) in order to flag trends in their infancy and advises on how to achieve business results and solutions in a pragmatic risk-mitigated manner. + Oversees the Company's litigation and partner with insurance brokers to develop reporting mechanisms and actionable insights.+ Develops, updates, and implements legal templates, training materials, guidebooks and policies.+ Helps create and conducts training on employment related issues and best practices.+ Primary contact to review, draft, and/or negotiate commercial agreements needed by the People Team + Supports HR-led investigations and conduct investigations on an occasional basis if circumstances require.+ Supports day-to-day legal matters as they arise and attend to general corporate matters.Basic Qualifications+ 6+ years of substantive labor and employment experience with a corporate legal department or a nationally recognized law firm, including strong familiarity with and substantial experience in advising on California employment matters (including PAGA). + Familiarity with ERISA and benefit programs (including insurance) strongly desirable. + Ability to manage heavy workload in a fast paced and high-volume environment.+ Good communication (oral and written) and relationship-building skills within and across departments (at all levels) and externally; assist in driving consensus on legal matters among multiple stakeholders.+ Sound judgment; ability to clearly make reasoned recommendations that balance achievement of business objectives with legal risk; ability to analyze cross-functionally. + Experience and interest in innovating new processes to streamline operations and increase efficiency, transparency and comprehension between client teams and legal.+ Self-starter with good business sense and a sense of urgency, integrity and fairness.+ Must have a JD degree from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law and an active member in good standing of at least one state bar.+ Experience with retail/consumer facing industries is a plus, but not required. + Ability to work in a team and keep teammates and clients apprised of status and key decisions needed.+ Sense of humor.+ Growth mindset and curiosity to learn legal and business operations, as well as other areas of law.Physical RequirementsOffice work involves remaining in a stationary position most of the time in front of a computer, using a keyboard, mouse and telephone. Regularly operate a computer and other office equipment. Occasionally move about the work site to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc. Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or regularly move objects. Communicate and exchange information with co-workers and other individuals in person and electronically. Want to help us spread MODness---? Apply today! MOD welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and it's reflected in our largely diverse community of MOD Squaders. MOD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. MOD recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. We all may be assigned other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. MOD Pizza is a second (fair chance employer) and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The full statement is available on the career site. PERKS + 50% off your meals at MOD+ Access to employee support & development+ Awesome MOD swag: t-shirts, bandanas, stickers, etc.COMMUNITY Giving back is part of the MOD culture.Throughout the year, you and other MOD Squad members have opportunities to give back to the community - what we call "Spreading MODness." This includes participating in fundraisers, packing meals for families struggling with hunger, and sponsoring other activities in your area.Bridge FundWe offer access to emergency support programs to help MOD Squad Members in need. Anyone can apply to access the Bridge Fund, which offers assistance when an unexpected hardship occurs. It's MODs helping MODs. Job Segment: Workers Compensation, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Human Resources Apply now -

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