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Employment Law Counsel, GSUS

Posted May 10
Full Time
Washington, Distretto di Columbia

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Employment Law Counsel, GSUS

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_ We take on any legal or related task. Every day we work across many different jurisdictions and interface with many different cultures. Our versatility is reflected in our strong commercial awareness and ability to adapt to the circumstances at hand, to provide solid practical legal and commercially focused solutions.

About The Role

Reporting to the Vice President of Global Labor & Employment Law, you will provide labor & employment legal support primarily to KBR’s Government Solutions United States (GSUS) business. You will partner with the People team and various business stakeholders to provide practical advice on a broad range of employment law issues (dispute and non-dispute), including all aspects of the employment relationship.

About You

Accountability: You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of labor and employment issues that arise within the business while also helping drive the overall strategy of the Labor & Employment function by proactively assessing and managing risk.

Collaboration: You will need to be comfortable working with a wide variety of departments and personalities on matters of sensitivity. You will need to be keen to collaborate and build and maintain strong relationships and partnerships.

Adaptability: You will need to learn on the fly and be comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment. Whether you are responding to time-sensitive requests from the business, presenting to leadership, or facing a deadline, you are rarely flustered, always professional and polished in your approach.

Business Acumen and Financial Awareness: You will continuously assess the needs of the business as you assist in navigating labor and employment challenges with them.

Specific Duties, Responsibilities And Requirements Include

  • Trusted advisor and business partner to US Government Services business unit management and People team. Proactive spotting of employment legal issues and addressing them to minimize risk and help create a positive workplace culture.
  • Provide advice regarding employment law matters including FMLA, FLSA (wage & hour), Title VII, ADEA, ADA, state employment laws, international employment issues, etc. Review and make recommendations with regard to employee discipline and termination. Review of policies, employment agreements, notices, correspondence, contracts (with clients and subcontractors), etc. for employment law compliance.
  • Management of employment claims and litigation filed against the company in the US and international jurisdictions including budgeting and managing legal costs and early resolution of these matters. Employment litigation management responsibilities include retention and close management of outside counsel, negotiating fee agreements, overseeing discovery collection and production including electronic discovery, directing litigation and resolution strategy, communicating with legal department, People team, and business unit management regarding status of litigation.
  • Investigation and preparation of position statements in response to charges of discrimination filed against the company with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Interact with EEOC/state agencies through their investigation process. Preparation for and representation of the company at agency mediations.
  • Conduct and/or oversee internal investigations of employment law issues. Coordinate with Business Integrity regarding employment-related investigations. Make recommendations regarding appropriate corrective action in response to investigations.
  • Review and/or provide training for employees and/or management on employment law compliance.
  • Provide advice on compliance with Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ requirements (OFCCP), review and direct responses to OFCCP audits. This includes OFCCP compliance training for hiring managers.
  • Research and provide advice on international employment law issues including the laws of foreign jurisdictions. Review employment agreements, policies, etc. and consult on same with local counsel.
  • Advise on union issues including review of collective bargaining agreements, grievances, and NLRB charges. Represent the company in union arbitrations and NLRB proceedings.
  • Advise managers and HSE professionals regarding state and federal OSHA matters. Represent the company in OSHA investigations.
  • Participation in or completion of special employment law related projects as needed.

Experience & Skills

  • 6-8 years of employment law experience in private practice with a highly regarded i law firm and/or a corporate legal department.
  • Experience with providing employment advice in the context of government contracts (both in the US and globally) required.
  • Experience handling employment litigation matters in multiple jurisdictions, including retaining and managing outside counsel to ensure that all aspects of the company's legal representation are of the highest quality, and representing companies involved in employment disputes with outstanding outcomes
  • Demonstrated judgment, personal integrity, and interpersonal skills. Strong ability to work as a team player who can effectively collaborate with colleagues from the global Legal team and business stakeholders
  • Familiar with ediscovery tools and process.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex issues and provide practical, business focused legal advice.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels and across all functions within an organization and the ability to convey complex legal concepts clearly and succinctly.
  • Proficient in use of business tools such as Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office products, OneDrive, Sharepoint, etc.
  • Successful organizational, leadership and people management skills
  • Self-driven, operates with a sense of urgency and resourcefulness.

Additional Requirements

  • Some travel required
  • Undergraduate degree and completion of JD
  • License to practice law in good standing

Location:

Ideally, you will be based in Houston TX, or the Washington, DC Metro area USA. That said, KBR strives to maintain a global, flexible, diverse, and sustainable working environment for our people. KBR currently offers flexible working arrangements, including hybrid, remote working and virtual delivery, to help reinforce our strong commitment to becoming a more socially sustainable company and allow us to provide greater work-life balance and flexibility.

KBR Benefits

KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

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Inclusion and Diversity at KBR

At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of team’s philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer. We Deliver – Together.

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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