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Associate Director, Employment Counsel

$140,500- $190,000/ year
Posted Mar 27
Full Time
HybridNew York, New York

Job Description:

You will ..

  • Counsel our field/distribution center management and People team on a variety of employment issues, including hiring, workplace conduct, attendance, wage and hour, benefits, employment policies, and separations,
  • Ensure federal, state and local compliance with all relevant employment laws for a large contingent and direct workforce, the majority of whom are non-exempt, spread across numerous states
  • Help to create and manage HR-related training and education across the organization
  • Draft and negotiate various employment and related agreements, with emphasis on staffing agreements
  • Manage litigation and defense strategy, arbitrations, internal investigations, communications with federal and state agencies, and responses to correspondence from attorneys and other claimants for various labor/employment matters
  • Maintain relationships with and ensure cost-effective use of external counsel
  • Assist with various other non-employment litigation and other legal matters


You are...

  • A business-minded lawyer, with an ability to translate legal concepts to non-lawyers
  • Entrepreneurial, resourceful and the type of person who thrives on change and new challenges
  • A quick learner, able to acquire working knowledge on entirely new subjects within a short timeframe, with sound judgment regarding when to request external support


At a minimum, you have...

  • A J.D. with outstanding academic credentials. Overall at least 5 years of labor/employment law experience, including at least 2 years of relevant litigation experience at a leading law firm. Experience in-house at a high-growth (ideally consumer-facing retail/wholesale or e-commerce) company not required but a strong plus. 
  • Must be admitted, active and in good standing with at least one of the following state bars: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and/or Texas.
  • Must be able to work from one of the following HelloFresh locations: New York, NY
  • Ability to be in the office on a hybrid schedule (2 days per week). 
  • Ability to independently research and propose creative solutions that will allow HelloFresh to efficiently scale our legal & compliance framework during a time of rapid expansion.


You’ll get… 

  • Competitive salary, 401k with company match that vests immediately upon participation, and company equity plan based on role
  • Generous PTO, including sabbatical, and parental leave of up to 16 weeks
  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits with options at $0 monthly, effective first day of employment
  • Tuition reimbursement for continuing education
  • Up to 75% discount on subscriptions to HelloFresh meal plans (HelloFresh, Green Chef, Everyplate, and Factor_)   
  • Access to 7 different Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including those for BIPOC, women, veterans, parents, and LGBTQ+
  • Inclusive, collaborative, and dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company that is disrupting the traditional food supply chain

This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the responsibilities. However, the Company reserves the right to adjust, modify, or reassign work tasks and responsibilities as needed to meet changing business needs, operational requirements, or other factors.

New York Pay Range
$140,500$190,000 USD

About HelloFresh

We believe that sharing a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action - from developing new recipes to constantly improving our process of getting dinner to our customers’ homes. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!

At HelloFresh, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

We want to adapt our processes and create a safe space that welcomes everyone so please let us know how we can accommodate our process. In case you have any accessibility requirements you can share that with us in the application form.

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