Senior Director, Employment Counsel
Location:
New York , New York
Posted:
December 17, 2017
Reference:
2017-15497
Overview
Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States. We are a subsidiary of Altice NV, a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising founded in 2001 by entrepreneur Patrick Drahi. We are driven by a philosophy to always challenge ourselves. We question everything so that we can find the best way forward for our customers. And in a world where continuous innovation is the only way forward, we are redefining the vision we have for our customers, enterprises, advertisers - and our people.

Responsibilities
We are hiring an Employment Law Counsel who will be responsible for employment law matters, employment litigation management and other matters as s/he may be assigned from time to time.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Employment Law

Advise corporate and local management on various aspects of workforce development and administration, including hiring, termination, discipline, promotion, employment and compliance policies and procedures, and drug and alcohol policies, programs and testing
Provide guidance regarding labor and employment law compliance, including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, EEO, WARN, AAP and diversity programs
Prepare and otherwise assist on matters related to employment, severance and other employee related agreements
Conduct internal investigations and provide guidance on investigations conducted by others
Oversee company responses to EEOC and other agency complaints including oversight of internal investigation, interviewing witnesses, gathering documents and drafting employer statements of position
Negotiate benefits and other Human Resources related vendor service contracts and assist in their interpretation
Maintain a current, in-depth knowledge of employment related laws and regulations relevant to the company's business and conduct legal research and prepare recommendations as appropriate

Employment Litigation Management

Manage high volume of employment litigation and pre-litigation matters, both insured and uninsured
Research, select and manage outside counsel to represent the company on employment litigation matters, including efficient management of employment litigation costs and outside counsel fees
Independently oversee and direct outside counsel and insurance adjusters on strategy and case management
Assist in drafting/review of court documents, including answers, briefs, motions, settlement agreements, and other related tasks
Provide advice to business units regarding employment litigation issues and risk mitigation strategies

General

Draft legal memoranda and provide legal advice regarding various issues as assigned by VP Employment Law
Maintain a current, in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations relevant to the company's business and conduct legal research and prepare recommendations as appropriate
Collaborate on legal matters in area of responsibility with attorneys, clients, and outside counsel

Qualifications
Qualifications :

  • Juris Doctorate from accredited college or university with strong academic credentials
  • Member of New York Bar with at least 10 years of legal experience; in-house experience preferred
  • Experience representing clients in employment matters and in-depth knowledge of employment law in a law firm and/or corporate setting. Traditional labor law and benefits experience is preferable
  • Strong analytical and communication (oral and written), organizational, negotiation and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with business clients in a collaborative environment to achieve business objectives
  • Self-starter with ability to multi-task, ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Adequate professional experience and knowledge to perform Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Proficiency in using MS Office Suite and Windows-based computer applications
*This position is located in Long Island City (Queens)*

A little about us:
Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States.

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