Senior Counsel II, Employment Law

ArticulateFull TimeRemote

Articulate is seeking an outstanding employment attorney with 10+ years of experience in global labor and employment law to join our dynamic legal team as Sr Counsel II, Employment Law. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join Articulate as its first in-house labor and employment attorney, reporting to the Chief Legal Officer. This person will join a talented and collaborative legal team and will have a tremendous opportunity to partner with Articulate’s People and Culture teams to positively impact and influence Articulate’s inclusive and dynamic workforce.

The position will be responsible for building upon and leading our global labor and employment compliance programs and advising and providing guidance on legal requirements and best practices, and applicable labor and employment laws globally.   As a cross-functional team member, you will work with multiple stakeholders and advise on a wide variety of matters. This position requires a business-oriented team player who will provide exceptional advice and work product in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

This position is 100% remote within the US.

What you'll do:

  • Provide pragmatic, risk-based advice to Articulate’s People and Culture teams and business leaders on all day-to-day aspects of employment-related matters (recruiting, hiring, contingent workers, diversity and inclusion, wage and hour, compensation, leaves of absence, performance management, employee relations and investigations, terminations)
  • Partner closely with Articulate’s People team on employee relations matters to ensure prompt and thorough follow-through
  • Partner closely with Articulate’s People team to establish and implement investigatory strategy/approach, corrective action measures and employee discipline processes.
  • Provide advice and counsel on international employment matters, including workforce and works council matters, as needed.
  • Partner with Articulate’s People team to build scalable processes and templates.
  • Provide Articulate’s People team with guidance on ADA, FMLA, HIPAA, and ERISA matters, as needed.
  • Maintain current knowledge of local and state employment requirements and laws as it relates to entities and jurisdictions where Articulate has an established presence.
  • Draft and edit key employment-related documents (offer letters, agreements, severance plans, etc.)
  • Anticipate and identify legal risks related to employment policies and decisions, and propose creative and effective solutions to address risks.
  • Monitor and analyze regulations, case law and legal and policy developments relevant to employment law, as well as evolving best practices.
  • Partner with the People team on employee trainings on harassment, performance management, and other topics.
  • Manage administrative charges with local agencies and assist in employment litigation matters and employment-related disputes, as needed. 
  • Manage business critical legal, employment and compliance projects on an as needed basis.
  • Manage outside counsel on labor and employment matters.
  • Assist with special projects, as needed. 

What you should have:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in labor and employment law (preferably a combination of law firm and in-house practice).
  • Position requires a J.D. and good standing with a state bar – preferably California.
  • Exceptional business judgment, with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice while balancing business needs with legal risks.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills with the ability to communicate complex legal issues in clear, non-legal and succinct language.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines.
  • A good sense of humor and ability to influence.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Professionalism, integrity, good judgment and respect for confidentiality.
  • A flexible, can-do attitude that makes you willing (and excited!) to take on new, unfamiliar tasks.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, an ownership mindset, and the drive and desire to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.
  • Experience collaborating with key diverse stakeholders.
  • Enjoy collaborating with no ego in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Experience in a high-growth business environment.
  • Ability to deliver strong results with limited resources, under tight deadlines.

You're the ideal candidate if:

  • You have experience supporting a wide variety of employee matters across the U.S. and internationally, and building and supporting a corporate compliance program at a late stage private and/or publicly-traded company.

The pay range for this position is $168,700 to $253,100 for all US locations. Articulate takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs. This position is also bonus eligible. Articulate also offers a robust suite of benefits, check out the website for a full list.

About us

Articulate Global, LLC, is the leading SaaS provider of creator platforms for online workplace training. Founded by Adam Schwartz in 2002, Articulate provides creator tools and services that make it simple for enterprises and SMBs to develop, deliver, and analyze online workplace training that’s engaging and effective. 
Increasingly, organizations must reskill employees for ever-changing remote and hybrid work environments, create learning cultures that attract and retain employees in a tight labor market, and use training to build more equitable, empowering, and engaging workplaces. Articulate helps organizations address these critical business needs with its creator platform for workplace training. Articulate 360—a suite of creator tools for online courses—was named the 7th most-loved product in the world by TrustRadius in 2021. And Rise—an all-in-one online training system that makes online training easy to create, enjoyable to take, and simple to manage—is the first creator platform for SMBs and departments within the enterprise. Articulate has more than 118,000 customers in 170 countries and counts all 100 of the Fortune 100 companies as customers.
Named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2022 and a leader in building a human-centered organization, Articulate is guided by a commitment to provide the best value to customers, do right by employees, and create an equitable, empowering workplace for all. As a human-centered organization, we honor people’s humanity knowing that each person’s unique history, vulnerabilities, and social location inform how we show up with one another. We embrace our connectedness, aware that what we do and say impacts others. We give each other grace because we are all works in progress, learning and evolving every day. And we take responsibility for ourselves and are serious about our accountability to each other.  In all we do, we strive to create an equitable, sustainable, and empowering workplace while we drive results for the business and make a positive impact in the world. Read more about our values here.
Articulate welcomes different voices and viewpoints and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, native language, pregnancy status, physical size, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, and military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an equal opportunity employer and invite applicants to voluntarily disclose their race and gender on our application form to help us create a diverse company. This voluntarily disclosed information will not be shared with any hiring manager and will be kept in confidence by the Articulate human resources department and executives who are not hiring for this position.
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