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Employment Counsel

Posted Jun 09
Full Time
On Site
Oakland, California
Intuit Credit Karma is a mission-driven company, focused on championing financial progress for our more than 130 million members globally. While we're best known for pioneering free credit scores, our members turn to us for everything related to their financial goals, including identity monitoring, applying for credit cards, shopping for insurance and loans (car, home and personal) and savings accounts and checking accounts* -- all for free. Credit Karma has grown significantly through the years: we now have more than 1,700 employees across our offices in Oakland, Charlotte, Culver City, San Diego, London and New York City.

*Banking services provided by MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC

Credit Karma is looking for an experienced Employment Counsel who is passionate about all things employment.  As Employment Counsel, you will proactively assess legal risks and advise on employment issues. You will work closely with other members of the Legal and People teams and leaders across the organization to effectively manage risk and help the company scale. 

What you'll do:

  • Provide advice/counsel on a variety of employment topics such as performance management, leaves of absence, accommodations, wage and hour, DEI and internal investigations
  • Assist in building out and maintaining a confidential, one-stop shop HR-Legal Hub with access to various resources
  • Develop and conduct training for employees, managers, and the People team
  • Advise on employment matters, both domestically and internationally, including state and federal compliance (e.g., ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, WARN Act and state/municipal equivalents), disciplinary actions, wage & hour issues, investigations and disability accommodation
  • Investigate and respond to claims, demand letters, administrative complaints, audits, and other employment-related inquiries
  • Actively monitor new laws, regulations and decisions affecting the substantive areas of employment law and litigation and provide or assist in providing strategic advice to relevant stakeholders
  • Respond to day-to-day policy issues raised within the organization and, according to circumstances, provide guidance and recommendations for resolution
  • Draft and negotiate offer letters and employment-related agreements, including severance, separation, restrictive covenant, retention and other agreements
  • Draft employee-facing policies, handbooks and other resources, enhance our processes and forms
  • Support resolution of federal, state and local agency claims and charges
  • Provide employment law support for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Manage employment arbitrations and litigation, including implementing litigation strategy and managing outside counsel
  • Manage outside counsel on employment matters

What we are looking for:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an accredited law school
  • Valid state bar membership and the ability to practice in-house in California
  • 5+ years of experience as counsel focused on labor and employment matters
  • Demonstrated ability to handle both complex legal analysis and nuts and bolts program design and project management
  • Ability to evaluate risk in light of business and practical considerations and make clear and concise recommendations
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks effectively and independently
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

What we would like to see:

  • Prior in-house experience preferred
  • Experience as an employment litigator representing companies in disputes, or in managing employment litigation as an in-house attorney
  • Proficiency with California employment laws and regulations
  • Experience with technology or fast-paced startups

Benefits at Credit Karma includes:

  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Retirement Plan
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Baby Bonding, Cultural Observance, & More)
  • Education Perks
  • Paid Gift Week in December

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Credit Karma is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We welcome all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, veteran or military status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information or other protected characteristic. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and operate in compliance with applicable fair chance laws. 

Credit Karma is also  committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment because it is the right thing to do. We believe that such an environment advances long-term professional growth, creates a robust business, and supports our mission of championing financial progress for everyone. We offer generous benefits and perks with a single eye to nourishing an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions of all and fosters diversity by supporting our internal Employee Resource Groups. We’ve worked hard to build an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and the opportunity for professional growth. As part of the Credit Karma team, your voice will be heard, your contributions will matter, and your unique background and experiences will be celebrated.

Please contact CANDIDATE.SUPPORT@CREDITKARMA.COM if you are interested in employment with Credit Karma and need special assistance or an accommodation to either apply or interview for a specific role.

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