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Counsel Labor and Employment

Posted Apr 23
Full Time
HybridChicago, Illinois


As Counsel, Labor & Employment at Kellanova, you will support and collaborate with the business as a subject matter expert providing strategic advice and counsel regarding labor and employment law issues.  You will play a critical role in managing external disputes, charges and arbitration as well as managing outside counsel.  Identifying and proactively addressing labor and employment related risks, we will look to you to as a creative problem-solver who provides excellent service to stakeholders.  The role can be based out of Chicago, IL or Battle Creek, MI and will work in a flexible, hybrid model with weekly in-office days.  This position will have some occasion travel estimate at 10%-15% of the time but may vary depending on business needs. 

As a leader at Kellanova, one of the world’s most ethical companies, you must have a high ethical standard and a commitment to enhancing our strong ethical culture. Using your talent for building collaborative relationships, you’ll successfully partner with cross functional team members to drive our company’s continued success.  Together we will shape a stronger future for our company and your career.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing

  • Labor Law - Advising on matters under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), you will support the Labor Relations team with legal matters involving collective bargaining, day-to-day labor relations and contract administration, along with managing any related disputes and arbitrated matters. 
  • Employment Law - Keeping informed of new or pending case law, legislation and regulations will be critical in this position.  Responsibilities will include the areas of wage and hour (FLSA), leave management (FMLA), workplace accommodations (ADA, Title VII), compensation (pay transparency laws, Title VII), discrimination, retaliation, and other related areas. 
  • Disputes – Overseeing the process of managing pre-litigation disputes, agency charge responses, labor arbitration and supporting the Dispute Resolution team in managing related litigation, you will manage key internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Benefits, I-9, and Immigration Law – You will be responsible for the delivery of legal advice and counsel involving U.S. benefit plans (ERISA) as well as inbound U.S. immigration, Form I-9, and related compliance.  This includes managing outside counsel relationships with experts in these areas. 
  • People Leadership – You will train and advise a Legal Specialist.  This includes championing, modeling, and enforcing high standards for workplace conduct.  Managing team member workload and performance to ensure the delivery of excellent service to key stakeholders.  We believe careers have room to grow and you will play an import role in creating effective development plans for team members to ensure ongoing advancement in skills and capabilities. 


We’re Looking for Someone With

  • Juris Doctor, BA/BS, and 6+ years related professional experience as a practicing attorney, licensed to practice as in-house counsel in IL or MI.
  • Labor Law, Employment Law, and Employment Litigation Experience required. 
  • Field of Study/Area of Experience: Labor Law, Labor Relations, HR and/or Employment Law


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.

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If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us

At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands includes Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.

Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.

Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.

The best brands. The best people. The best you.

Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.