Legal Counsel

US-NJ-Somerset
1 month ago
Job System ID
2017-5038
Min. Exp.(Yrs)
5

Overview

William Demant Group, a leading global hearing healthcare company, listed on the stock exchange in Copenhagen, Denmark, www.demant.com, is currently seeking a Legal Counsel in Somerset NJ. The position will be supporting our group of hearing healthcare companies in the USA but will also be an integral part of the Group Legal team led by the General Counsel, at the William Demant Group headquarters in Denmark. The candidate will be employed by our US Company in NJ and will be reporting to the Lead Legal Counsel for the US. 

 

William Demant Group is the umbrella for a number of companies within hearing care and treatment of hearing loss. These various companies each have their unique position and focus. Our US headquarters in Somerset, NJ are composed of dedicated, motivated and high-performing employees who make a real difference every day by providing excellent services and staying focused on customer needs.

Responsibilities

Legal Counsel is primarily responsible for providing practical and timely labor and employment legal advice, dispute management and other day to day risk mitigation and contracting support to the US group companies. Other responsibilities including:

  • Provide day-to-day legal counsel and advice to HR and management on variety of labor and employment relation matters, including workplace investigations, discrimination/harassment claims, FMLA and other protected leaves, ADA reasonable accommodations, employee relations including discipline and terminations, wage and hour issues, background checks, drug testing, separation agreements, layoffs, employment agreements, restrictive covenants/confidentiality agreements, workplace violence, and unemployment. 
  • Provide practical strategies, training, and counsel for risk avoidance to the business units and HR team.
  • Serve as a key member of the Legal and Human Resources organizations to help identify and proactively manage legal risks.
  • Review, draft and negation business agreements.
  • Create process and documentation and training HR Manager on best practices.
  • Support the company in dispute claims filed with state and federal agencies.
  • Manage business disputes, negotiating and complying with contractual terms and conditions, including federal contracting requirements, indemnification or similar legal protections in third party contracts.
  • Provide other legal advice and counsel as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for other legal projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • A law degree from an accredited U.S. Law School and a member of the PA, NJ or NY bar.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a major law firm handling complex labor relations and employment matters and/or similar in-house experience.
  • Must be an experienced attorney with the requisite legal background and interpersonal skills to function successfully in a highly visible and challenging position.
  • Must have high energy, engaged and has demonstrated that he/she is a hands-on attorney, proactive and innovative in management-side labor and employment law counseling and litigation practice.  
  • The successful candidate will have a keen ability to provide practical advice, weigh legal risk against business needs and realities.
  • The ideal candidate will be intellectually inquisitive with a business-oriented focus and ability to provide excellent client service.
  • Must be comfortable and efficient in high paced environment.
  • Must have a working knowledge of all aspects of labor and employment law.
  • Must be hardworking, team-oriented and possess the ability to think creatively and efficiently in resolving business issues.
  • Must make decisions based on sound judgment and display the highest level of ethical conduct and integrity.

 

William Demant Group offers a competitive compensation & benefits package.

 

William Demant Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

William Demant Group is a leading, international hearing healthcare company that develops, produces and sells hearing solutions, accessories, diagnostic instruments and personal communication. The group operates in a global market with own companies in more than 30 countries and has a total of employees exceeding 10,000 and revenues of well over 1 billion USD.

 

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