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Labor & Employment Counsel

Location: Centerville, UT
Job ID: 50808
Facility: Corporate

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Begin your future now and join the nearly 10,000 associates working every day to make a difference in the lives of at-risk populations. Headquartered in Centerville, Utah, Management and Training Corporation (MTC) provides thousands of individuals with life-changing opportunities through our management of Job Corps centers and correctional facilities. Apply today and find out why MTC is a true Leader in Social Impact!

In addition to a competitive salary, team members will enjoy:

  • Medical, vision, dental, and prescription drug benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid sick time
  • 11 paid Holidays
  • Education/Tuition assistance
  • Company-paid Life and AD&D insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • Other perks such as free drinks and snacks, on-site yoga, off-site CrossFit, clubs, and numerous company events.

This position will be in-office at our Corporate Office location in Centerville, UT.

Position Summary:

Reports to the vice president, legal & general counsel. Supports the general counsel in identifying legal or compliance risk and developing legal strategies for the company, specifically in the area of labor and employment law. Specifically responsible for providing in-house legal assistance to the human resources department to avoid employment disputes and minimize risk in compliance with government, customer, and management directives.

Essential Functions:

1. Support the general counsel in identifying potential legal and compliance risks while providing consultative advice and practical solutions on labor and employment issues, including regulatory compliance, wage and hour compliance, employee complaints, performance management, performance documentation, discipline, layoffs, termination, etc.

2. Maintain thorough knowledge about labor and employment law, including federal, state, and local laws, administrative agency processes, and labor and employment litigation, in a multi-jurisdictional environment.

3. Liaise with and provide legal and compliance support to the vice president, human resources on labor and employment related matters, including litigation.

4. Attend human resources department meetings, as requested, and provide day-to-day legal support to the human resources team.

5. Provide corporate and facility leadership with legal assistance in interpreting and applying applicable labor and employment

6. Keep abreast of and apprise corporate and facility leadership of legal or regulatory changes in labor and employment law.

7. Advise on wage and hour issues, including compliance with the Service Contract Act and payroll related software system systems configuration, responding to U.S. Department of Labor and state and local wage and hour audits, as required.

8. Consult on leave of absence, disability, and reasonable accommodation issues.

9. Assist in the development of new and revised corporate policies, standard operating procedures, and the employee handbook.

10. Assist with immigration issues, such I-9 compliance and the work visa application process, as instructed.

11. Assist the company in complying with customer requirements.

12. Draft employment agreements, severance, waiver and release agreements, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other employment related agreements.

13. As necessary, evaluate, analyze, and respond to legal matters and claims, with a special emphasis on employment-related matters and claims.

14. Provide in-house advice regarding employment discrimination charges filed with administrative agencies, reviewing facts, analyzing applicable law, and preparing position statements or other written submissions to applicable agencies as required.

15. Hire and coordinate with outside counsel on labor and employment matters, as necessary and required.

16. Recommend case or matter resolution to the chief executive officer, president, vice president, human resources, and general counsel, obtaining appropriate approvals and attending trials, hearings, mediations or other alternative dispute resolution conferences on labor and employment matters, as required.

17. Write online training modules on various human resources issues, in coordination with the employee experience department.

18. Develop and deliver regular staff training on legal matters, with a particular emphasis on basic labor and employment laws.

19. Provide recommendations for labor and employment related communiqués, such as employee newsletters, WARN notices, customer correspondence, local community publications, and press releases.

20. Maintain accountability of property and adhere to safety practices.

21. Demonstrate a commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.

22. Contribute to our company Culture of Caring by maintaining positive and respectful relationships with employees, customers, vendors, program recipients and our community.

23. Ensure day-to-day activities promote sustainability and reduce the impact on the environment by minimizing waste and maximizing recycling, saving energy, and minimizing water usage.

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within their capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Law degree from an accredited law school, admission to the Utah State Bar (house counsel admission acceptable) and a minimum of four years directly related experience. Excellent judgment, insight and problem solving skills. Excellent presentation skills. Federal government contract and Service Contract Act experience preferred. Must be willing and able to travel. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Unless waived by management, valid driver's license in the state of employment with an acceptable driving record.

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