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Senior Employment Counsel

Posted Jun 27
Full Time
Austin, Texas

At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We are BUILT FOR THE WILD™.

YETI seeks an experienced attorney to join our legal team. Reporting to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel, the Sr. Counsel – Employment will be responsible for advising the business on all employment and labor issues and related matters. The Sr. Counsel – Employment will serve YETI as a subject matter expert in a wide range of labor and employment-related- matters by providing preventative and proactive legal advice on a wide range of Talent/Human Resource practice topics including, but not limited to, employee relations, employment agreements, employee benefits, international HR initiatives, and pre-suit investigations and litigation.


  • Provide legal support for all types of labor and employment issues relevant to a global consumer product company with an expanding retail store footprint
  • Draft and review employment agreements, severance agreements, and other related contractual agreements
  • Review and develop employment policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance with federal, state, and local laws
  • Support internal company investigations related to employment
  • Manage all disputes and litigation including responding to complaints, demand letters, and administrative charges; participate in mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings and litigation; and manage outside counsel as needed
  • Manage and coordinate discovery including preparing interviews, arranging depositions, assisting with interrogatories, and document productions
  • Summarize and report on status of pending litigation, mediations, arbitrations, and hearings
  • Prepare and present training materials on employment and labor issues to HR and leadership
  • Review and report on labor and employment related statutory and regulatory developments
  • Effectively manage outside counsel as needed in specialized or niche areas, such as supporting expansion of our employee and/or contractor base into new jurisdictions
  • Work collaboratively with senior leadership and Talent teams to mitigate risk and address employment issues
  • Provide other legal support services as needed
  • Identifies and elevates issues, and supports the VP, Associate General Counsel and General Counsel as needed

Qualifications And Attributes

  • JD and at least 6 years of legal experience in a large law firm, boutique labor and employment firm, or in-house as an employment and labor attorney
  • Admission to and in good standing with at least one state bar
  • In-house experience at a global consumer products company preferred, but not required
  • Able to use sound judgement and practice sound employment law strategy
  • Strong customer service mindset
  • Possess executive presence with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to communicate across various departments globally to drive results
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize disparate and complex inputs (both quantitative and qualitative) to make informed business decisions and recommendations
  • Ability to thrive in a global cross-functional environment, exceptionally resourceful, detail-oriented, and highly organized
  • Results driven, proactive, positive attitude, accountable and drives projects to completion
  • Proven ability to multitask and work well under pressure in fast-paced environments

YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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