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Senior Counsel, Employment - Chicago, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Senior Counsel, Employment - Chicago, ILThis is a full-time, exempt-level position. Reporting to the Chief Litigation & Regulatory Counsel, this role will provide legal counsel to senior members of the human resource and operations teams on a range of topics related to employment law. Job Responsibilities:Provide pragmatic legal advice to members of the human resource team on a wide range of employee and labor relations issues, which may include but is not limited to, human resource issues, wage and hour law, labor relations, FMLA matters, employee benefits legal and compliance matters, employment related litigation, grievances and arbitrations and policy compliance. Assist in drafting policies, best practices, guidelines, tools and programs that align with and advance the Company's strategy, values, and business goals. Support legal team with employment-law related mergers and acquisitions and contract review.Monitor compliance with new federal, state and local labor and employment laws. Provide legal training and counsel to members of the human resource teamAddress legal matters in a proactive manner to achieve the best result for the company, including managing budgets with outside counsel.Develop and maintain strong working relationships with business and HR partners, legal department colleagues, as well as external constituents influential in the Company's industry.Requirements: Licensed attorney with at least five to seven (5-7) years of labor and employment experience.
The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented, experienced lawyer.
Although law firm candidates will be considered, a mixture of law firm and in-house experience is strongly preferred.Demonstrated experience in handling complex employment issues and a proven track record of providing practical advice to achieve business solutions.Solid problem solving skills with a proactive and pragmatic approach; willingness to roll-up sleeves with strong follow-up skills and detail orientationExperience in labor law strongly preferred.Familiarity with Canadian labor and employment law, a plus, but not required.Outstanding advocacy, presentation, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.Demonstrated ability to build relationships and positively influence outcomes.Work independently with general supervision and direction from the Chief Litigation & Regulatory Counsel in furtherance of the legal and human resources departments' goals and the strategic plan.
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and dynamic environment handling multiple competing tasks simultaneously to closure. Highly motivated, proactive, self-disciplined and team-oriented; effective and clear oral and written communication skills as well as ability to work with various levels of staff.Positive, can-do hands-on attitude with good influencing and stakeholder management skills.Committed to ADM values: integrity, respect, excellence, resourcefulness, teamwork, and responsibility.This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. REF:74563BR

Keywords: ADM, Decatur , Senior Counsel, Employment - Chicago, IL, Legal , Decatur, Illinois

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