Employment Counsel

Our Opportunity: Chewy.com, fast-paced e-commerce company, seeks a well-rounded attorney to join its corporate legal department, based in our Ft. Lauderdale FL headquarters and reporting to the General Counsel.  The right candidate will have proficiency in handling a wide range of labor and employment matters, ideally with experience in both corporate and field operations. This role will provide strategic legal advice to management and human resources professionals on routine and complex labor and employment matters. What You'll Do: Advise HR professionals and business managers on all aspects of day-to-day employment-related matters, including hiring and termination issues, reductions in force, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants Advise HR professionals on emerging legislative and regulatory changes affecting employment and labor obligations Create a proactive strategy to ensure compliance with legal requirements Draft, implement and enforce internal policies and procedures related to employment issues to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and legal standards Develop and deliver proactive training to business leaders on a wide variety of employment law matters Monitor compliance hotline and, as appropriate, manage internal investigations Support HR professionals on compensation, benefits, ERISA and immigration matters Investigate and represent the company at the federal and state administrative level (EEOC, DOL, OSHA and state and local analogue agencies).  Prepare position statements and bring in outside counsel, where appropriate Respond to attorney letters, complaints and claims involving employment and labor related concerns Manage employment (and non-employment) litigation matters, develop strategy, facilitate discovery, consult with General Counsel on developing strategies and key decisions Review involuntary terminations and draft separation packages Draft and negotiate employment related documents including employment, separation, non-competition, confidentiality and consulting agreements Support safety and loss prevention managers What You'll Need: JD from an accredited school with exceptional academic credentials Minimum 10 years' experience in-house and/or with a national law firm; prior in-house experience strongly preferred Member in good standing with the Florida bar or eligible to attain Florida house counsel exemption Familiarity with immigration and/or benefits and compensation is a plus Ability to think strategically and evaluate potential risks, including economic, legal and reputational Ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization Ability self-motivate, to work with minimal supervision, and assume significant responsibility Excellent organizational and analytical skills Willingness to contribute to substantive areas outside of labor and employment law      
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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