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Associate Employment Lawyer

Wipro
Posted Mar 21
Full Time

Associate Employment Lawyer

Wipro is looking for an attorney for its in-house Employment Law team. This position will directly report to the Head of Employment Law for the United States and Canada.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Handling employee-related disputes, reviewing pre-litigation claims, shepherding and tracking employment litigation, arbitrations & mediations;
  • Working on claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, whistleblowers, contractor classification, and other employment-law related issues;
  • Working closely with the HR and Risk teams to advise on and conduct internal investigations across a mixed caseload of employment law matters;
  • Providing real-time labor and employment law advice regarding personnel hiring, retention and separation issues to Wipro Human Resources (HR), Talent Acquisition teams and to Wipro’s strategic business unit and business vertical management;
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating various employment-related agreements, policies and related legal documents;
  • Proactively monitoring and advising on new developments in employment laws and assessing and advising their impact on the organization, working collaboratively with different internal teams to ensure statutory compliance;
  • Developing and improving employment law-related compliance processes and guidelines to minimize legal exposure;
  • Responding to any statutory or customer audit queries and reviews;
  • Identifying areas for employment law-related training and providing such training to HR, employees and management;
  • Managing outside labor and employment counsel for cost control and effectiveness; and
  • Performing other related duties as required.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years’ employment law experience
  • Hands-on experience managing employment litigation and counseling.
  • Ability to function as a self-motivated, diligent, effective strategic labor and employment thought leader providing a practical, business-oriented approach to problem solving in a fast-paced, results oriented environment with limited supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact with different levels and cultures throughout our multinational organization.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong negotiation and advocacy skills and hands on experience in negotiations on commercial / Legal clauses in contracts relevant to employment law.
  • Willingness to travel, as may be required.