Corporate Counsel - HR & Employee Related Matters

Location US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2022-28430
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Legal

 

General - Green Earth - Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As a member of the Legal team, the Corporate Counsel – Employment and Litigation (CC) is a core member of UL Inc.’s legal function. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Disputes (ACG), the CC will work closely with Human Resources (HR) and with other business leaders to coordinate and assist on the following matters within the Chief Legal Office (CLO).

 

Job responsibilities:

  • Assist in the representation of the company in a variety of employee-related matters, which may include worker’s compensation, termination of employment, sexual harassment, employee agreements, workplace safety, wage and overtime standards, privacy rights, discrimination and employee benefits.
  • Assist in the coordination of legal advice to HR on US laws and regulations and local laws outside the US relating to employee-related matters including workplace policies and procedures that are in compliance with country, federal, state and local employment laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupation Health and Safety Act, Family Medical Leave Act, worker’s compensation law, and related areas.
  • Advise HR in creating and maintaining workplace policies and procedures that are in compliance with country, federal, state and local employment laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupation Health and Safety Act, Family Medical Leave Act, worker’s compensation law, and related areas.
  • Assist in the representation of the company in other commercial litigation and disputes and develop recommendations for the most effective strategy for defense or prosecution in litigation.
  • Manage docket of potential and active litigation matters for the company and of CLO personnel in litigation and dispute areas including paralegal support.
  • Support the preparation of company staff for legal proceedings, depositions and trial, and represent the company at EEOC hearings, trials, mediations, arbitrations and depositions.
  • Coordinate on the management external counsel, as necessary, in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with CLO Billing guidelines.
  • Coordinate third-party vendors retained by UL on any litigation or dispute matters.
  • Perform other legal duties as directed by the ACG or other CLO leadership.

What makes you a great fit:

  • JD degree and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
  • Bar admission in good standing  
  • In-depth knowledge of employment and labor laws and regulations 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to use sound judgment, provide guidance, and make key decisions in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to contribute as a team player and work collaboratively with colleagues, clients, and business leaders to fulfill and advance company strategy
  • Ability to multi-task and organize workflow independently in response to the company's strategic priorities and objectives
  • Willingness to travel 
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles. 
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation and benefits commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday and sick time off.

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