*This position is able to be located within the continental U.S.* Berry Global
Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What's Important.' With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.
At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com.
The Legal Team is seeking an Associate Counsel – Employment Compliance & Litigation, to be located in the U.S., to provide advice, counseling, and litigation management for all of Berry's U.S. business units. You will report to the Senior Counsel – Labor & Employment and work closely with human resources, business units, functional leaders, and the executive leadership team.
- Support Human Resources and other business teams by providing timely, on-going, on-demand legal counsel and strategic guidance related to employee issues, such as performance management, reasonable accommodations, employees leaves, drug testing, hiring/background checks, team member misconduct, and workplace investigations
- Assist with the development of policies, standard forms, and processes for HR
- Draft and conduct trainings on relevant employment law topics for HR
- Monitor rapidly changing federal, state, and local employment law developments
- Manage all aspects of Company dealings with administrative agencies that regulate the work environment in areas of discrimination, harassment, and EEO laws, including the EEOC and its state and local-level equivalents
- Evaluate and provide tactical and strategic advice and manage litigation arising out of employment disputes; negotiate and draft settlements and other resolution documents
- Supervise and direct outside counsel (where direct support is not possible) in litigation and non-litigation matters
- The successful candidate must have a law degree and appropriate license to practice law
- 5 - 8 years practicing law with a primary emphasis in employment law compliance and litigation
- Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills
- Strong communication skills with ability to communicate with all levels of management, including strong presentation skills
- Excellent organizational skills; high energy; a willingness to learn; and a commitment to the highest ethical standards
- Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and resolve complex legal issues in compliant, creative, business friendly, and cost-effective ways
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ability and willingness to travel 15% of the time