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Assistant General Counsel - Labor and Employment

Andersen Corporation
Posted Jun 04
Full Time

Description & Requirements


At Andersen, we pride ourselves on our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and being a leader in Corporate Citizenship. Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Newsweek recognized Andersen as one of “2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces.”

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. Andersen embraces our nine Employee Resource Networks to celebrate our differences and to champion diversity. We are named as a Forbes “Best Employer for Diversity 2022.”

Earning the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference at Andersen.


Andersen is looking for an Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law, who will serve as an advisor and counselor to Human Resources and business managers on employment law issues. We are seeking to hire someone who can provide expert, principled, pragmatic, solution-focused and commercially relevant employment law advice. The candidate must be an enterprise-level thinker with a flexible, collaborative, future-oriented mind set who makes informed decisions and legal risk assessments in the best interests of the enterprise in the face of ambiguity. This individual must have strong interpersonal skills and be an excellent verbal and written communicator to employees at all levels of the company. This person must be a good listener, comfortable in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with the ability to identify and explain, and the courage to influence and persuade to support the enterprise’s objectives. As a key member of the Legal Department team, support, manage and provide legal advice regarding the company’s labor and employment strategies, compliance and employment practices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • This position reports to the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, and may supervise a team of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants and/or clerks.
  • Partnering with Human Resources and cross functional teams throughout the business, develop and oversee the company’s labor and employment strategies, with primary responsibly for counseling on: long-term and day to day employment related legal affairs, supporting HR and Security of investigations ensuring that the company’s labor and employment policies and procedures provide clear guidance to HR in implementing such policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with labor and employment regulatory matters, and developing and implementing appropriate labor and employment related training..
  • Partnering with Human Resources, develop and continuously refine the enterprise HR strategy towards a dedicated and expanded Employee Relations and HR Compliance center of excellence that provides policy uniformity, guidance, and support for HR partners, business leaders, and employees.
  • Strategically guide the HR function by providing legal advice to advance the HR compliance discipline by providing direction to a team of compliance professionals overseeing compliance processes and training across the enterprise. Actively manage and supervise outside counsel and budgets in connection with the above-described matters.
  • Actively participate with the Legal Department and the overall business in anticipating, identifying, assessing, and managing potential legal risks.
  • Develop, manage and report appropriate metrics.
  • Perform related duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications And Skills

    • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school of recognized standing; current license to practice law in Minnesota; as well as admissions to the appropriate federal and state bar(s).
  • 8 or more years of broad-based experience as a practicing attorney in a corporate or law firm environment (preferably both).
  • Strong working knowledge of, and experience with, all substantive areas of law described within the attorney’s job responsibilities and duties.
  • Significant prior trial experience or prior experience supervising outside trial counsel (preferably both).
  • Ability to judge character, distinguish relevant facts, assimilate and analyze facts, and apply legal principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with others in a team environment at all levels within the company.
  • Ability to manage confidential information and material with the highest degree of professional responsibility.
  • Ability to exercise independent and discretionary judgment.
  • Strong planning, organizational and project management skills.
  • Proficient in negotiation.
  • Ability to resolve complex legal issues, including issues involving modestly complicated financial and operational data.

“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most. It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.

Benefits include, and are not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Charity contributions
  • Nationwide career opportunities

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.

_In 2024, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4k for each eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.

_ _Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

_ Posting City:

Oak Park Heights, MN