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Director and Senior Global Employment Counsel

Company: Autodesk, Inc.
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Director and Senior Global Employment Counsel San Rafael, CA, USA San Francisco, CA, USA Job Requisition ID #20WD44422Position OverviewThis is an exciting high impact leadership opportunity to counsel and guide Autodesk's executives and businesses globally across the full range of labor and employment laws and issues. You will manage a team of two employment counsel to partner with and support Autodesk's People and Places (PPL) team.--Your work will help Autodesk ensure a great employee experience and support our goal of being a Customer Company. We have over 10,000 employees in 40+ countries and you'll join a diverse group of professionals who are passionate, creative and focused on making an impact. You can expect interesting and challenging assignments and a collegial work environment. Responsibilities

  • Provide legal counsel and guidance concerning employment-related issues globally, including Autodesk's compliance with all applicable labor and employment law and regulations
  • Partner closely with Autodesk PPL as a member of their leadership team, and actively participate in the implementation and execution of corporate-wide PPL and business initiatives that enable our employees to thrive
  • Assess and effectively communicate to business leaders the employment law implications associated with actions and initiatives involving or related to Autodesk employees and contingent workers
  • Develop and maintain appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines related to employment law matters in collaboration with PPL, and review employment-related legal issues associated with Autodesk's policies, procedures, and guidelines as applicable
  • Contribute employment related expertise to Autodesk M&A initiatives
  • Partner with Legal Compliance and PPL to provide guidance and sometimes lead internal investigations and disciplinary action recommendations and implementation
  • Respond to and manage significant employment related pre-litigation claims, regulatory requests, mediation, arbitrations and litigation
  • Lead the employment legal practice across the legal department and collaborate with extended legal team in the GEOs to support and address employment related issues
  • Develop process, guidelines, tools and training content to scale and improve employment related compliance posture and scale employment legal support efficiently
  • Manage a team of employment lawyers guiding their work while enabling their growth and development
  • Manage outside counsel and spendMinimum Qualifications
    • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
    • Member in good standing in any a state bar, preferably California
    • Work experience as in-house employment counsel, and supporting employment matters internationally
    • A minimum of 12 years of employment law experience including that as in-house counsel with law firm training and experience
    • Hands on experience across a wide range of employment law issues including--recruitment, background checks/screening, hiring, accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, discipline, termination, compensation, health and welfare benefits,--contingent workforce management, joint employment, non-compete agreements, works councils, labor union relations, reductions in the workforce, workplace safety/violence, diversity and inclusion, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, investigations, disciplinary actions, immigration sponsorship, employment-related contracts and employee related privacy issues
    • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
    • The ability to effectively triage competing demands, often with short deadlines
    • The ability to work under pressure in an intense, fast-paced environment
    • The ability to function independently driving assignments to completion
    • A willingness to work outside of regular business hours where needed, particularly for international supportPreferred Qualifications
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Exceptional judgment and creativity, with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
      • A comfort level working in an unstructured environment in the "greys"
      • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with, and gain the respect of, stakeholders at all levels and varying functions of the Company
      • A collaborative and cross-functional mindset, that is culturally sensitive and inclusive
      • An approachable, easygoing and flexible manner with a great sense of humorAt Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk? Please search for open jobs and apply internally (not on this external site). If you have any questions or require support, contact Autodesk Careers . 0:00 / 2:00 Posted 2 Days Ago Full time 20WD44422 About Us With Autodesk software, you have the power to Make Anything. The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It's disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity. Our software is used by everyone - from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists. We constantly explore new ways to integrate all dimensions of diversity across our employees, customers, partners, and communities. Our ultimate goal is to expand opportunities for anyone to imagine, design, and make a better world.

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