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Associate Counsel-Labor & Employment (Remote)

Company: Advance Auto Parts
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCandidate must be located in California. SUMMARY - -Reporting to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, you will partner directly with the Human Resources team and business functions to provide regulatory compliance and employment-related legal advice to the Company. -This position requires California-specific employment law experience, including advising on state-specific employment law requirements, experience conducting internal investigations, defending PAGA claims and drafting state agency position statements. In addition, experience managing CA-specific employment-related class action litigation, as well as advising on CA Consumer Privacy Act/CPRA, Cal OSHA requirements (including COVID-19-related matters), CA-environmental regulations and other areas of compliance specific to CA regulations is preferred. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Investigate and defend state charges of discrimination, wage/hour audits and other regulatory complaints, including preparation of position statements and other responsive documents;
  • Conduct internal investigations related to employment law and corporate compliance matters;
  • Manage outside counsel in defense of CA-specific employment-related litigation, including class action litigation;
  • Provide CA-specific environmental and safety-related compliance advice and counsel;
  • Assist with triage and investigation of reports and inquiries to anonymous reporting line;
  • Support senior labor attorney in implementation of union avoidance best practices and respond to potential labor organizing campaigns;
  • Support data privacy team in driving compliance with California Consumer Privacy Act and California Privacy Rights Act
  • Assist in development and presentation of education and training materials to HR and business stakeholders;
  • Assist in employment-related aspects of company special projects such as mergers/acquisitions, as well as reductions in force and location closings (e.g., severance, WARN Act);
  • Support preparation of materials for quarterly reporting up of employment law and compliance matters to senior executive leadership and Audit Committee. REQUIREMENTS:
    • Minimum of five (5) years of employment law or legal compliance/regulatory experience
    • Experience investigating and defending state charges of discrimination, wage/hour audits and other regulatory complaints, including preparation of position statements and other responsive documents
    • Experience with corporate compliance matters such as conducting internal investigations and/or managing anonymous reporting line
    • Exceptional written communication skills
    • Exceptional attention to detail, and strong organizational and problem-solving skills
    • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to work in a proactive and service-oriented manner
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including with remote stakeholders
    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
    • Demonstrated ability to work on a variety of projects at the same time, to prioritize and to meet deadlines
    • Self-starter with strong work ethic
    • Some overnight travel may be required EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: -
      • Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school required
      • Five (5) years of employment law experience
      • Retail experience preferred
      • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
      • Law firm experience strongly preferred but not required LOCATIONRemote-based in California

Keywords: Advance Auto Parts, San Diego , Associate Counsel-Labor & Employment (Remote), Legal , San Diego, California

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