Associate General Counsel - Labor and Employment

Rogue FitnessColumbus, OH

Overview:
The Associate General Counsel - Labor and Employment is responsible for developing efficient legal processes for Rogue Fitness, and providing practical advice and counseling regarding general labor and employment issues. The successful candidate will assist General Counsel and the Human Resources Department in the handling of all labor and employment matters related to Rogue. They will coordinate and manage Rogue’s outside labor and employment counsel. The successful candidate will be an effective influencer and will be engaging, teaching and leading team members across the business to work autonomously while remaining aligned with Rogue’s high standards to promote best employment practices amongst all departments.

About Rogue Fitness
  • Rogue Fitness is the leading manufacturer of strength and conditioning equipment, including barbells, power racks, sleds, and accessories
  • Founded in a garage in 2006, the company has grown to 800+ team members at its 600,000 sq. ft. headquarters near downtown Columbus, Ohio
  • Rogue is the official equipment supplier of the CrossFit Games, USA Weightlifting, the Arnold Strongman Classic, and the World’s Strongest Man competition
  • The company remains dedicated to serving the needs of serious athletes at every level, from the garage to the arena
  • Read more about The Rogue Way

Our Values
  • We work until it’s done
  • Everyone puts their boots on the same way
  • High Speed, Low Drag
Responsibilities:
  • Provide in-house legal counsel on labor and employment related matters, including wage and hour, FMLA, benefits, workers’ compensation, and Human Resources issues
  • Supervise, manage and evaluate outside counsel on labor and employment related matters
  • Educate Rogue team members and stakeholders on legal matters, policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • Coordinate and manage employment-related projects, including process and policy reviews, roll-out and implementation of new and revised policies, and training programs
  • Identify and assess legal risks and opportunities within the labor and employment area
  • Manage legal risks and provide solutions for resolving employment disputes
  • Work with HR to create and deliver training on employment law matters, including harassment training, supervisor training, and other topics
  • Coordinate and manage strategy on pre-litigation and litigation matters
  • Benchmark and seek external solutions to help solve current and future business challenges within scope
  • Perform other tasks as assigned from General Counsel from time to time
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience in labor and employment law
  • JD and admittance to at least one state bar
  • Expert knowledge of EEOC, DOJ, DOL and OSHA standards
  • Experience with state and federal employment laws, and with advising and counseling clients on such matters
  • Experience providing advice and counsel related to employee-employer relationships, including discrimination, harassament, workplace accomodation, wage and hour matters, wrongful discharge, recruiting, and other matters
  • Some experience with ERISA, employee benefits, HIPAA compliance and OSHA
  • Employment litigation experience and experience coordinating and driving projects
  • Experience in a fast paced, changing/growing organization
  • Proficiency in conducting root cause investigations, in driving continuous improvement and in training others’ in critical thinking
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment as well as think critically and draw conclusions based on data to come up with applicable solutions
  • Must be an effective communicator, sending clear, concise and consistent messages verbally and in written form in a timely manner
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills, attentive to details, work well under pressure to consistently meet deliverables
Benefits Overview:
  • Healthcare: Rogue offers competitive medical, dental and vision coverage options through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for Rogue team members and their eligible family members, including domestic partners
  • Financial Protection: Life insurance, AD&D insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability and workers’ compensation are offered for eligible team members
  • Compensation: We like to reward Rogue team members for their hard work and commitment to our company. Rogue has a competitive pay structure that offers team members room to grow. We conduct annual compensation reviews to ensure Rogue team members are receiving compensation commensurate with their performance
  • Bonus & Retirement: Team members are eligible to earn a Performance Compensation Bonus each quarter. In addition, Rogue offers 401(k) with matching company contributions and Profit Sharing
  • Parental Leave: Parental Leave is available to new Mothers and Fathers to help assist team members welcome a new child to their family. Rogue offers up to 12 weeks of paid leave to parents to enjoy with their newest addition to the family. This is available to all team members with the length of leave determined by years of service, the team member’s role and whether they are the birth or non-birth parent
  • Vacations & Holidays: Everyone needs some time off from work to take care of personal business, enjoy a well-earned vacation, or just unwind from the demands of everyday life. At Rogue, we offer Paid Time Off benefits in addition to paid company holidays
  • Work Attire Program: Rogue Fitness recognizes the importance of helping all team members acquire the proper apparel and equipment to create a safe workplace. We provide Rogue apparel, uniforms, and personal protective equipment to all Rogue team members working in our facilities at no cost. Additional reimbursements are in place for work boots and prescription safety glasses
  • Rogue Team Member Perks: Merchandise Discounts, Employee Gym Membership, Exclusive Access to Special Events, Professional Development Programs and more

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