Associate General Counsel, Employment Attorney

Santander Consumer   •  

Boston, MA

Industry: Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 45 days ago

The Employment attorney will provide advice and counseling to Human Resources clients (including Employee Relations) and business leaders on a wide range of legal matters, and serve as the primary day-to-day contact for employment and compliance issues. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide advice on:
  • Recruiting, hiring, terminations, discrimination, and performance management issues
  • Wage and hour and other compensation issues
  • Disability accommodations
  • State and federal compliance (e.g., ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, and WARN Act)
  • State and local leave and paid time off laws
  • Manage employment arbitrations, litigation, audits and investigations, including proceedings before administrative agencies (e.g., MCAD, EEOC)
  • Support resolution of attorney demand letters, and federal, state and local agency claims and charges
  • Assist Human Resources with the development of policies and procedures
  • Prepare and provide advice on employment agreements, including those containing restrictive covenants
  • Prepare and provide advice on separation agreements
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of industry-leading practices and trends
  • Provide educational information and training on employment matters

QUALIFICATIONSCandidates should have:

  • 6+ years of relevant employment law work experience
  • Experience with handling/litigating employment disputes
  • Strong interpersonal, decision-making and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other attorneys and Human Resources leaders and senior executives
  • Ability to work independently
  • J.D. from accredited law school and ability to practice law in Massachusetts
  • Experience with the banking industry, broker-dealer employment issues and/or Puerto Rico employment laws is a plus