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Labor & Employment Corporate Counsel

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Legal & Intellectual Property

Description

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries. We believe in the power of diagnostics and bioMérieux sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health across the globe. Come be a part of our mission to help save lives.

The Labor & Employment Corporate Counsel will report to the Vice President and General Counsel, North America and will provide advice to the company regarding the full range of issues that may arise during employment, including recruitment and hiring, diversity, ethics, discrimination, performance management, terminations, and all other general HR compliance matters as well as offering strategic support for the Company’s Industry Business Unit by reviewing and negotiating key customer agreements.

As Corporate Counsel you will play a key role in supporting the company’s Human Resources team on the full range of issues that may arise during employment as well as partnering with the Sales and Marketing teams to draft, review, and negotiate key customer-related agreements.  Primary duties are as follows:

 

  1. Provide support in employment litigation, mediations, EEOC matters, and arbitration, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour matters
  2. Advise on policy creation and implementation in support of HR functions
  3. Stay updated on employment-related legal and compliance topics to effectively mitigate risks
  4. Provide guidance regarding the entire employment lifecycle, including hiring, on-boarding, performance management, investigations of alleged employee misconduct and/or policy violations, and terminations
  5. Provide analysis and guidance on projects across diverse areas of employment-related matters in the US and Canada, based on legislative or regulatory requirements
  6. Review and draft employment-related agreements (including confidentiality, IP rights, non-solicitation, bonus and commission arrangements), and prepare all varieties of legal documents related to general operations of the business (including labor and employment matters, contractor agreements, and more) in the United States and Canada
  7. Assist in developing and continuously improving Company’s employee handbook
  8. Support Company’s compensation and benefits programs
  9. Recommend, implement, and continuously improve employment law related training
  10. Assist in the selection and management of external legal counsel to ensure appropriate service and quality levels and to contains costs
  11. Perform other transactional legal duties as assigned to support the business, including general contract review and negotiation

 

Required Qualifications

Training and Education:  J.D. from a highly regarded law school and active membership in at least one U.S. bar required.

Experience:  At least 5 years of employment-related legal experience, with a mix of law firm and in-house experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  1. Exceptional critical thinking abilities, with a strong business acumen and excellent business judgment.
  2. Must be able to manage multiple priorities adjust responsibilities in a dynamic, high-growth environment.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to distill complex issues clearly and communicate effectively one-on-one and in groups.
  1. Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines.
  2. Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  3. Must be a collaborative team player able to build relationships with colleagues and be willing to work with creativity, flexibility, and enthusiasm to achieve results and solve problems.
  4. Ability to interface and partner successfully with stakeholders at all levels and varying functions of the Company
  5. Genuine desire to work in a global business environment that involves broad cultural diversity with a high level of enthusiasm for varied types of work.
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