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Assistant General Counsel, Employment - North Bergen, NJ

Company: Imperial Dade
Location: North Bergen
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Imperial Dade is the leading independently owned and operated distributor of foodservice packaging, facilities maintenance supplies, floor equipment, and industrial packaging products in North America. As a provider of customized supply chain solutions, the company serves customers in many business-to-business market segments including supermarkets, healthcare facilities, universities, and restaurants. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in New Jersey, Imperial Dade serves more than 80,000 customers through a network of strategically located distribution centers across 80+ branches. Learn more at www.imperialdade.com.

Imperial Dade is seeking a highly motivated, business-oriented, proactive leader and team player to join the company's growing Legal Department. This is a newly created position, reporting directly to the General Counsel, designed to provide primary legal support for Imperial Dade's employment-related matters. The successful candidate will serve as the day-to-day legal business partner, advising and counseling Imperial Dade business leaders on federal, state and local employment law matters; monitoring key employment law-related developments; working with Human Resources, Employee Relations, and other stakeholders across the company to develop policies and procedures to enable compliance with employment laws and regulations; handling inquiries and investigations by federal, state and/or local agencies; and managing outside counsel handling complex litigation, administrative proceedings, and specialized legal matters

Option for partial remote work.

Responsibilities:
Provide sound counsel, legal advice, and strategic support on a number of federal, state and local employment law matters, which may include the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FCRA, FLSA, OFCCP, prevailing wage, Title VII, WARN, E.O. 11246, and USERRA
Identify and assess brand and reputational risks associated with employment law matters and provide advice and counsel about the potential impact of those risks and opportunities for risk mitigation
Partner with Human Resources, Employee Relations, and other stakeholders across the company to develop policies and procedures to enable compliance with employment laws and regulations
Monitor key employment law-related developments-including changing employment laws and human resource practices and trends-and provide strategic counsel to the business about the impact of such developments on business objectives
Handle inquiries and investigations by federal, state and/or local agencies, such as the EEOC, OFCCP, and DOL
Handle and / or oversee litigation, administrative claims, and demand letters arising out of employment practices and related matters
Provide legal support, including through efficient management of outside counsel where necessary, during collective bargaining negotiations and with respect to questions arising out of managing union-represented workplaces
Establish best practices across the labor and employment law function
Develop and provide training on employment laws, regulations, and human resources best practices
Strategically manage outside counsel

Qualifications:
J.D. from an accredited law school, with strong academic credentials
Membership in good standing in at least one state bar
At least 5 years' experience in sophisticated law firm and /or corporate legal department, handling labor and employment law matters before federal, state and local courts and administrative agencies, and counseling clients on labor and employment law matters; prior in-house experience strongly preferred
Excellent oral and written communications skills, research and analytical skills, and ability to provide legal and risk management advice and recommendations with a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving
Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to inspire trust and confidence with stakeholders at high levels, and to build strong relationships across the organization
Self-starter with the ability to operate autonomously as well as work collaboratively with stakeholders across the company
Demonstrated ability to initiate, embrace and drive change in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
Exemplary leadership, time management, advocacy, organization, and prioritization skills in a fast-paced environment

At Imperial Dade, we offer an exciting work environment and invite motivated and talented individuals with a passion for excellence to join our team. We value our people and strive to create rewarding career opportunities by offering competitive salaries and benefits, 401K, Life Insurance, and a generous Paid Time Off Package.

Imperial Dade is an EEO Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors.

Keywords: Imperial Dade, North Bergen , Assistant General Counsel, Employment - North Bergen, NJ, Human Resources , North Bergen, New Jersey

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