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Employment Counsel - Global Legal

$170,667- $319,200
Posted Jun 27
Full Time
San Jose, California


Company Introduction
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok's global headquarters are in Los Angeles and Singapore, and its offices include New York, London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

Why Join Us
Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.
Join us.

About the team:
Our Global Legal team provides key support for all TikTok’s innovative initiatives, state-of-the-art products, and integrated platforms servicing our global video market. We help our technological and business teams enable their vision by providing integrated legal guidance and support. The TikTok team is growing fast and is seeking highly experienced, bright and capable legal professionals to join the team. As a subject matter expert team in the Global Legal department, the Global Litigation team handles matters involving TikTok in all the regions in which TikTok operates, including Americas employment law matters.

The ideal candidate will be a team player, with a collaborative attitude. They must also possess a builder mentality, able to advise proactively in and adjust to a rapidly evolving business landscape.

- Provide advice and counsel on all aspects of employment law for the Company's operations.
- Advise HR on day-to-day employee lifecycle issues, such as hiring, leaves/accommodations, compensation and benefits, terminations, reorganizations, and other organizational matters.
- Draft and update employment-related agreements, templates, and documentation, including employment policies, employment agreements, and process documents.
- Guide investigative teams in workplace investigations.
- Effectively support and collaborate with colleagues around the world to provide legal advice on employment matters in a manner that considers global and regional needs.
- Strategically manage any pre-litigation employment disputes.


Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school with bar membership in good standing.
- Experience in private practice or a corporate legal department with a highly-regarded firm or organization practicing employment law counseling and/or employment litigation.
- Ability to research and advise on complex legal questions.
- Demonstrated judgment, personal integrity, discretion regarding confidential matters, and inter-personal skills.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with high attention to detail, including the ability to handle a varied workload and prioritize as needed.
- A team player who is adaptable and willing to pitch in to support colleagues and the growth of the business.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to simplify complex legal issues for the business in a clear and concise manner.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience of advising on cross-border employment law matters with an Americas focus.
- Exposure to working in a fast-paced in-house legal environment is a plus.

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at

Job Information:

【For Pay Transparency】Compensation Description (annually) The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $170667 - $319200 annually.​ Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.​ Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees: ​ We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care. ​ Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability. ​ We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.​