Associate General Counsel - Labor & Employment
Company: Danone North America
Posted on: March 14, 2019
USO - Danone Foods, Inc, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking forAssociate General Counsel - Labor & Employment in United States (US) for BroomfieldDanone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.The Associate General Counsel-Labor & Employment, will advisethe business on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including but not limited to issues in connection with hiring, termination, severance, and discipline, wage and hour, union activities, collective bargaining agreements, OSHA, organizational changes, and employee benefits.Key Responsibilities:• Provide accurate, reasoned and concise advice on short notice without undue reliance on outside counsel.• Manage employment-related litigation, mediations and arbitrations in coordination with the AGC, Litigation and Contracts.• Investigate and respond to employment-related state and federal administrative complaints in coordination with the AGC, Litigation and Contracts.• Understand labor relations issues and developments internally and externally.• Support positive employee relations consistent with Danone North America's philosophy of engagement with our union partners.• Conduct negotiations of CBAs with Human Resources and plant leadership with the support of outside labor counsel. Manage union mediation and arbitrations.• Conduct internal investigations; train Human Resources regarding best practices, process and documentation required when conducting investigations; and support Human Resources-led investigations. Coordinate investigations with Compliance Officer when appropriate.• Conduct engaging internal trainings for employees and Human Resources.• Understand government contractor requirements; oversee reporting and audit responses.• Support Environmental, Health, & Safety team. Manage Workers Compensation and S&W issues with EHS team, insurance provider and outside counsel.• Establish strong relationships within the HR community to proactively assess areas of potential policy/compliance risk and/or process improvement• Other:o ERISA and employee benefits experience a plus, but not required.o Contract drafting and negotiation experience preferred.Role reports to the SVP, General Counsel for Danone North America. The role is located in Danone North America's Broomfield, Colorado office.Education:JD from an accredited law school.Valid license in good standing to practice law; member of Colorado bar or eligible for admission to the Colorado Bar.Experience:Minimum of 10 years of experience handling labor & employment as an attorney in private practice and/or with a large corporation. Prior in-house experience preferred.For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. Join us and contribute to a healthier world!109250.Experience: Experienced professionalsDanone North America is comprised of several business units, including Dannon, Stonyfield, Danone Canada, Danone Waters of America, Nutricia, Early Life Nutrition, Danone Foods, and Happy Family.This role will be hired within the Cluster Business Services for Danone North America.The Cluster Business Services is an internal team, providing centralized support services to the functions of Finance, Human Resources, General Secretary, and IS/IT within our North American companies.The Danone North American companies are all subsidiaries of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world, with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Danone's core values foster individual professional growth and reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. You can see it reflected in our people, products and culture. We encourage you to apply and learn more!Danone Foods is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfhttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdfNearest Major Market: DenverJob Segment: Law, General Counsel, Compliance, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Legal, Human ResourcesAPPLY NOW
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