You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.
Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them. Job Summary:
The Director, Labor & Employment Counsel leads a team that provides legal advice and counsel on behalf of Dispute Resolution Services on labor and employment matters globally. The Director collaborates with business units, other areas of L&R and outside counsel regarding strategy on complex litigation and cost oversight and, as well, proactively counsels business units on emerging legal issues and risk. Key Responsibilities:
Set strategy for the team’s approach to litigation and design professional development strategy for the team.
Drive the team’s results including litigation outcomes and projects with enterprise impact
Design and drive the team’s digital strategy including collaboration and connectivity in a remote working environment, metrics and appropriate “service level agreements” for internal clients
Provide advice and counsel to human resources and business units regarding a wide range of employment laws including joint employment, wage and hour, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, OWBPA, OSHA, Title VII, and WARN, company policies and practices
Manage complex disputes and litigation and provide cost oversight
Lead complex training efforts for HR on various employment law issues, terminations, reductions in force, etc.
Provide advice and counsel to human resources and business units on global worker issues particularly workers located in Canada, India, Mexico, and Northern Ireland
Set strategy for dispute handling and arbitrations; participate in mediation/settlement conferences and prepare/review settlement papers as appropriate
Evaluate use of outside counsel Supervisory Responsibilities: This job does have supervisory duties. Preferred Qualifications
12 or more years of related experience Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
license to practice law in any of the 50 U.S. states Functional Skills:
Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or in-house legal department for a mid to large sized organization
Direct knowledge and experience litigating and trying employment matters
Experience with unions and global workers
Budget management skills
Project management skills and law firm/vendor management experience
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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