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Employment Attorney (Legal Counsel)

Company: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

We re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.Position SummaryAt Nestl Purina we believe that pets and people are better together. We also believe our legal team needs to know our processes and must be able to think ahead of our business needs. This is how we minimize legal risks and work as partners within the organization.Are you a proactive advisor? Are you able to balance business needs with business risks while keeping the organization compliant with the top standards and practices in the industry? If so, Nestl Purina is a place where you ll find yourself surrounded with a legal team that is helping make history in pet care.We re looking for an experienced Employment Attorney for our St. Louis-based Legal Department. You will report to the Head of the Litigation, Employment and Compliance team as the primary legal advisor and business partner for the organization s Human Resources Department. You ll also work closely with several other corporate departments on a full range of employment, human resources, and related workforce matters as part of Purina s US operations.Advise and provide daily legal counsel to all levels of the organization, supporting corporate and manufacturing functions, on a full range of employment and workplace mattersServe as a primary legal liaison and business partner between the organization s Human Resources and Legal functionsConduct, direct, and manage investigations on a full range of HR/employment matters, including internal and agency investigations and enforcement actions before the EEOC, DOL, OSHA and related state and local enforcement agenciesProvide regular input and guidance on a variety of compensation, benefits, performance management, disciplinary, and leave of absence mattersProvide the latest trainings and updates on all employment, wage, and hour laws, regulations and policies for a diverse workforce made up of hourly, salaried, union, non-union, and supplemental workforce within the organization, including regular training and interpretation of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and various state and federal wage and hour mattersManage employment related claims and litigation, including managing outside counsel, responding to administrative charges, complaints, attorney s letters, settlement demands and claimsSupport and advise the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team on DEI strategies and initiativesRequirementsJuris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law schoolActive bar admission in good standing in the United States5+ years of professional legal experience with 3+ of those years dedicated to Employment Law within an in-house corporate setting or employment-legal department of a major corporate or management-side law firmThe approximate pay range for this position is $168,000 to $214,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including, but not limited to knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location. Nestle offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage, and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. REQUISITION ID:255878It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.The Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

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