Lead Paralegal - Labor & Employment

AMITA HealthChicago, IllinoisFull TimeOn Site

We Are Hiring:
AMITA Health is hiring a Lead Paralegal to support Labor & Employment matters.

What You Will Do:

Perform legal research, document review and preparation and file management as directed.

  • Review legal documents, including notices, pleadings and correspondence, and manages calendar of corresponding due dates/deadlines.
  • Draft memorandums, correspondence, reports and other documents as requested.
  • Provide guidance to management regarding legal issues pursuant to direction of Attorney.
  • Act as key interface between the Legal Department and clients, legal assistants, outside attorneys, vendors and others to assure a positive experience.
  • Perform legal research to identify issues, determine supporting/contrasting legal authority and arrive at legal conclusions/recommendations.
  • Identify non-compliant payments and initiates contract discussions to resolve issues.
  • Consult with management regarding contract compliance issues.
  • Support contract owners by educating them on the contracting process and contract language.
  • Oversight and management of law firm and other legal bill processing (familiarity with Legal Tracker, PeopleSoft and/or other legal invoicing and payment processing systems
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Employment laws
  • Receive, process and respond to subpoenas and requests for employment records and/or other employment-related documents;
  • Be familiar with and assist in preparing filings to Charges of Discrimination pending before the EEOC, IDHR and other local Human Rights’ Commissions;
  • Assist outside counsel with gathering and responding to document requests in employment litigation pending in State and/or Federal Court

What You Will Need:
Licensure / Certification / Registration:
  • Paralegal obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.
  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.
Work Experience:
  • 1 year of experience required.
  • 4 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
Why Join Our Team:
AMITA Health, one of the largest health systems in Illinois, is comprised of 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. With more than 900 providers in its medical groups, 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners, AMITA Health serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.

We are committed to improving accessibility to healthcare in the communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable to our patients and one another, and we work hard to treat the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Our compassionate, talented team members are the source of our strength, and we invest heavily in their well-being. We offer significant professional opportunities, career advancement potential, comprehensive training and competitive wages.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


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Please note that AMITA Health will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. AMITA Health will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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