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Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment

Company: Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link We offer great rewards , competitive pay , career advancement and growth opportunities . Full Time Teammates are also eligible for:

  • Paid Training
  • 401(k) with Company matching on a dollar-for-dollar basis
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Group Health Insurance - Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability
  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance Refresh and Grow your Career with Us! Job OverviewThe Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment ("AGC") will serve as the chief employment and labor attorney for Coca-Cola Consolidated (the "Company"). In this role, the AGC will provide senior leadership and key stakeholders with counsel on employment and labor-related implications of various company strategies, assist managers with all employment practice legal compliance and regulatory requirements, and oversee the employment-related litigation work of outside counsel. The AGC will be directly involved in leading the employment and labor risk management efforts on behalf of the Company. The AGC will report to the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and will supervise one legal professional.Duties & Responsibilities
    • Serves as a trusted advisor and provides practical and actionable daily, critical, and strategic legal advice to senior leadership, the HR team and other key stakeholders on a full range of employment and labor-related legal matters, including daily counseling on issues such as recruitment and hiring, background checks, performance management, employee relations, equal pay, wage and hour, leaves of absence and accommodations, discrimination and harassments laws, investigations, disciplinary warnings, terminations, workplace safety, reorganizations, reductions in force and immigration, etc. involving the Company's teammates and independent contractors.
    • Supports the organization with drafting, interpreting, and enforcing employment, separation, non-competition, confidentiality, consulting and other HR-related agreements. Creates, updates, and manages employment-related agreement and document templates.
    • Provides strategy for and manages company employment-related litigation (single plaintiff and class), arbitrations, grievances and associated administrative charges. Provides legal oversight over equal employment and affirmative action obligations.
    • Counsels and advises on the employment law implications of strategic business initiatives. Supports HR in developing and administering employment-related policies and programs.
    • Supervises outside counsel on all employment or labor issues requiring law firm support.
    • Advises Employee Relations and HR team on workplace investigations and employee relations concerns, supports investigations into complaints of inappropriate conduct or policy violations.
    • Supports the Company's overall employment and labor compliance program by developing and implementing strategies for HR and Legal compliance efforts, prioritizing high-risk or high-exposure items. Monitors changes to applicable laws, regulations, and enforcement priorities, and develops and implements actionable takeaways. Reviews, develops, and presents trainings for the HR team, managers, and teammates, including advising on and assuring compliance with employment law training requirements, and assisting HR training teams to identify appropriate training topics.
    • Other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
      • Competence as a lawyer; ability to manage heavy workload in a high-pressure environment.
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
      • Ability to translate complex legal issues and ambiguity into clear and simple advice and to communicate effectively with non-legal internal colleagues.
      • Excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills to inspire and influence employees at every level.
      • Strong project management leadership skills.
      • Ability to work independently with judgment to escalate risk issues when required.
      • Self-starter with good business sense and a sense of urgency, honesty, and fairness.
      • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor.
      • Self-confident and inspires confidence from clients.
      • Ability to identify, develop and implement process improvements.
      • Highly collaborative teammate with ability to build deep relationships across functions.
      • Proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
      • Highest level of judgment, discretion, and integrity.
      • Demonstrated ability to manage complex labor & employment matters.
      • Strong legal document and agreement drafting and negotiation skills.
      • Ability to deliver strong results with limited resources.
      • Dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive team and environment.
      • Organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and flexibleMinimum Qualifications
        • Law degree from an accredited U.S. law school
        • Admission and in good standing to at least one state bar
        • 8+ plus years of legal experience practicing employment law within a corporate legal department or nationally recognized law firmCoca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. -is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. also participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Keywords: Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC, Charlotte , Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment, Human Resources , Charlotte, North Carolina

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