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Senior Attorney/Counsel - Labor & Employment

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086418
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 30, 2020

Senior Attorney/Counsel - Labor & Employment

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

JCPenney is seeking an experienced Labor & Employment Attorney to join the Company’s Legal Group. This attorney will provide legal advice to the Company on a wide spectrum of employment matters.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and counsel on matters related to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and other federal/state/local employment laws and regulations.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with Human Resources and business clients to proactively assist with achieving business objectives in a high-volume, dynamic environment.
  • Prepare and conduct training on employment law matters.
  • Provide legal counsel and advice related to performance management and termination of employees with sensitivity to minimizing legal risks and identifying potential liabilities.
  • Draft and review employment agreements, including job offers, settlement agreements, severance documents, and waivers and releases.
  • Conduct and manage investigations regarding employee misconduct and ethics violations.
  • Represent the company in pre-litigation employment disputes, including responding to attorney letters and discrimination charges filed before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state regulatory agencies.
  • Manage outside counsel as needed.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school with strong academic credentials.
  • Current member of Texas Bar or member in good standing in at least one state bar with the ability to become a member of the Texas Bar.
  • 6-10 years of experience counseling clients regarding employment law issues, preferably with a large law firm and corporate legal department.
  • Extensive knowledge of employment laws and experience giving advice and counsel to HR professionals on employment matters.
  • Knowledge of immigration law and I-9 verification law a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly drafting, negotiation and responsiveness, are required.
  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to understand business consequences of legal advice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team, including interfacing effectively with other members of the legal department, other departments, senior management, vendors, and external partners.

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Senior Attorney/Counsel - Labor & Employment
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086418

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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