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Sr. Paralegal, Employment

Posted Nov 15
Full Time
On Site
Austin, Texas

What to Expect

Tesla is seeking a full-time Senior Paralegal to support our Employment Law Team. The Senior Paralegal will partner with attorneys and human resources on various compliance matters by assisting with case management and consultation. The work is primarily in support of US clients but extends outside the US as the business requires. The Senior Paralegal will create processes and practices to support the efficiency and effectiveness of the employment law team by manageing legal processes. We are seeking someone who provides high quality professional services and assistance to the lawyers and business stakeholders at all levels of the organization. 

What You’ll Do
  • Support the Employment Legal Team on pre-litigation employment disputes
  • Conduct initial legal analysis/assessment of employment demand letters and agency charges as needed assisting with factual development and analysis of cases including conducting interviews of witnesses, organizing documents, summarizing information, and talking to key stakeholders
  • Update and manage company policies, employment agreement templates, process documents, playbooks and other forms
  • Identify new and maintain existing resources and tools for clients, including SharePoint sites and external tools and trainings
  • Identify compliance priorities in areas such as EEO, OFCCP, wage and hour, employment law training requirements hiring practices, disability accommodation, drug testing, hiring practices, leaves and workers’ compensation leave, workforce data related privacy, ethics, and employee policies; support projects to address those priorities
  • Partner with attorneys to educate clients regarding employment law matters and consult with clients on employee matters
  • Develop and implement best practices and process improvements that result in improvements and efficiencies to the employment law function
  • Identify and implement team goals for establishing new practices related to subject matter expertise, as well as managing design and progress monitoring
  • Coordinate with attorneys on special requests or highly complex and confidential projects
  • Develop a litigation database to track and maintain matters, prepare necessary reporting, and ensure timely processing of outside counsel and vendor invoice payments
  • Implement and manage litigation holds
  • Draft legal documents, communications and reports under attorney supervision
  • Prepare reports and presentations for senior management
What You’ll Bring
  • At least five years of relevant experience
  • Ability to identify and assess risks and escalate issues to in-house attorney, as needed
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work streams to meet critical, short-term deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies or Legal Studies or a Bachelor’s Degree and a Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-accredited program
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, sound judgment, thorough, and accurate with excellent attention to detail.
  • Team player having the desire and initiative to develop and take ownership
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite products, including Word and Power Point, SharePoint). Willingness to learn new technology as needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and diplomatic skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders across multiple teams to produce results
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality


Preferred Qualifications

  • In-house experience a plus, or experience working closely with in-house counsel.
  • Data and analytics.
  • Program Management


Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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