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Employment Attorney

Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help. If you are a client-focused professional who wants your ideas to make a difference, Elevate’s team of highly regarded legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Elevate is a next generation global legal service provider that ranked 53rd on the Inc. 5000 in 2016, a prestigious annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies. We help law firms and corporate legal departments with practical ways to improve efficiency, quality and outcomes.

At Elevate we live our core values:

We deliver - We are careful about the commitments we make to our customers and to each other. We do what we say we will.
We Innovate - We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask of ourselves, and each other how can we improve.
We care - We listen to our customers’ needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.

The legal industry is changing and Elevate’s team are already some of the most respected leaders in the sector as we continue to deliver cutting-edge products and services in support of our clients. Elevate’s client and leading Global Payments Technology Company is currently undergoing significant change across its legal and compliance functions as they react to the changing regulatory landscape. To support this change, Elevate is supporting them with temporary resources to work on a wide variety of projects.

As an Employment Attorney you will provide legal support to the Human Resources team and other key stakeholders to enable the organization to operate within applicable legal and regulatory parameters.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have strong knowledge and experience of Employment Law.
  • Are focused on providing excellent customer service.
  • Are a creative and process orientated thinker who is able to solve problems.
  • Are passionate about delivering excellent quality and service.
  • Are a proven leader and motivator of people.
  • Like to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Specifically you will be:

  • Assisting the Company on execution and implementation of key Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.
  • Advising the Company on the full range of employment law issues, including hiring, performance management, discipline, terminations, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absences and accommodations, privacy, background screening, internal investigations, restrictive covenants.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and developing Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Counseling Human Resources and management on handling employee relations matters.
  • Investigating and preparing responses to administrative charges and other pre-litigation matters, and negotiating resolution of claims. 
  • Conducting legal research and advising the Company on policies, procedures and issues impacted by relevant legislation, such as FMLA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA, ERISA, state worker's compensation and EEO laws.

Experience:

  • Minimum 4-6 years’ experience in a highly rated law firm and/or an international corporation.
  • Prior in-house experience preferred but not required.

Skills for Success:

  • Excellent judgment and superior oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented and able to work effectively and collegially on a small legal team with a significant workload.
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks effectively. 
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from a top-rated law school.
  • Admission to practice law in California.

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