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Counsel, Labor and Employment

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Lombard
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Vice President, Chief Counsel - Labor & Employment. - You will provide legal support for labor and employment law activities in the company's manufacturing and corporate locations, principally within the United States. - You will partner with other members of the Legal & Government Affairs and Human Resources teams, especially those supporting Supply Chain operations.Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day advice on a broad range of questions and issues pertaining to labor and employment, focusing on those arising at manufacturing facilities.
  • Handle labor and union-related matters, including grievance administration, arbitration hearings and unfair labor practice charges.
  • Provide support on all administrative charges, including complaints of discrimination, wage claims and other federal and state employment-related investigations.
  • Assist with I-9 (employment eligibility) compliance and work-visa matters.
  • Provide counsel concerning internal investigations pertaining to employment or workplace-related concerns.
  • Collaborate with HR on development and deployment of policies, processes, tool/templates, trainings and best practices.
  • Train business personnel and develop guidelines and best practices relative to labor and employment issues.
  • Advise business partners and other members of the legal department on the impact of new and existing laws and regulations in the labor and employment area.
  • Provide support with non-compete and non-solicitation matters related to former employees.
  • At direction of manager, supervise and optimize use of other department personnel (paralegal, admin) who provide support for Labor and Employment matters.
  • Manage outside counsel and help manage Labor and Employment budget.
  • Provide support in the design, structure, implementation and administration of retirement, compensation, health and welfare, and other benefit plans and programs.Position Qualifications:
    • Licensed attorney with a minimum of three (3) years of experience handling labor and employment issues; some law firm experience required; corporate experience a plus.
    • Labor and/or compensation and benefits experience a plus.
    • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with business clients in a collaborative environment to understand and achieve stated business objectives.
      • Influential. - Must communicate effectively with all internal constituents from employees to senior management, as well as external organizations including, potentially, government enforcement agencies and outside counsel. -
      • Compelling written and oral communication skills a must, as well as demonstrated experience following through to ensure the message is received and heard.
      • Ability to think in a variety of scenarios, propose create alterative solutions, and articulate associated risks.
      • Must be able to quickly build the trust of senior leadership.
      • Strong financial acumen.
      • Demonstrated commitment to team member development and people leadership skills.
      • Team player. - Willing to use leadership skills to help establish an engaged, inclusive, productive culture across the function and broader enterprise.
      • Courageous. - Willing to challenge the status quo, advocate unpopular positions as appropriate, make difficult judgment calls, and provide effective perspective on areas including those outside of core area of responsibility.
      • Strong organizational skills coupled with the ability to compile information from multiple sources.
      • Must be able to handle company confidential information and data requiring the highest degree of attention to preserve confidentiality.
      • Self-starter with ability to multi-task, ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines.
      • Committed to personal development and continuous learning.
      • Must present a professional image.
      • At this time, we require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the futureOur Modern Workplace:Conagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Chicago office 3 days a week.#LI-GS1#LI-HybridOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
        • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
        • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
        • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
        • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of -North Americas -leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye -, -Marie Callenders -, Banquet -, Healthy Choice -, Slim Jim -, Reddi-wip -, and Vlasic -, and emerging brands, including Angies - BOOMCHICKAPOP -, Dukes -, Earth Balance -, Gardein -, and Frontera -.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit.Conagra Brands -is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.---

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Lombard , Counsel, Labor and Employment, Legal , Lombard, Illinois

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