Please note that this is a 6+months contract position.
The Paralegal, Employment Law provides support for the Employment Law team responsible for providing strategic labor and employment law advice. This role will help assist with day-to-day employment matters, pre-litigation demands, administrative charges, and litigation. The detail-oriented person filling this position will be adept at maneuvering through large, multi-functional and complex organizations and will demonstrate the ability to foster a positive working relationship with their peers, other attorneys in the Legal Department, outside counsel and business partners. The position reports directly to the Senior Counsel, Americas Employment Law and is located at the Company's global headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
Assist in-house counsel with labor and employment matters including company investigations and personnel-related issues
Assist in-house and outside counsel with employment-related legal proceedings
Assist employment attorneys with monitoring and reporting recent employment law trends to department and management
Track and regularly report out to employment law team on status of administrative charges and employment litigation
Serve as initial contact with clients on administrative matters to gather documents and information necessary to prepare written responses to administrative charges. Summarize information gathered for inside and outside counsel, if any, and work with HR to follow up on any additional information needed. Assist outside counsel with scheduling interviews and depositions as necessary
Conduct necessary legal and/or business research and provide timely, clearly written and relevant information in response to legal inquiries.
Draft form documents and templates, make recommendations regarding standardized and best practices to facilitate processes, procedures and policies.
Oversee and manage research projects by outside firms to completion
Assist in payment and tracking of vendor invoices in legal billing system
Assist in electronic discovery process by creating and distributing legal holds, tracking legal holds and custodians as they change positions or leave the Company, assessing when holds can be lifted, in consultation with attorney supervisor, and communicating with hold recipients regarding status
Other duties as assigned
5 + years of paralegal experience or equivalent - relevant experience working on an Employment Law team preferred
Bachelor's degree - paralegal studies or similar field of study preferred
Paralegal certificate preferred
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to maintain a full-time work schedule with regular attendance at a minimum of 40 hours per week, with the ability to work extended hours, as needed
Strong technical proficiency in Adobe, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and exposure to various applications, including HRIS, Case Management systems (Serengeti), Document Management software
Demonstrated ability to remain organized, pay strict attention to detail, and meet critical deadlines within a high volume, fast-paced environment
Demonstrate a continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively to provide quality legal services.
Excellent time management skills to effectively support multiple legal professionals, manage a large volume of work and handle multiple deadlines simultaneously
Self-motivated, with the ability to meet and exceed position requirements under minimal direction and supervision
Project a positive, professional image in all interactions with team members and business partners
Ability to operate professionally, effectively, independently and ethically as an individual contributor and member of a team
Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
Provide superior customer service, demonstrating sound logic and judgment
An agile and flexible thinker, with the ability to quickly learn about client and its businesses
An adept communicator, capable of distilling complex information into concise summaries supporting thoughtful, well-reasoned recommendations
Demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional service to business clients
Demonstrated ability to work under high pressure conditions and to successfully handle urgent situations with patience and diplomacy
Resourceful self-starter, results and success-oriented, with the ability to ensure timely follow-through by company employees
A commitment to personal and professional growth, and receptivity to feedback
Fun to work with coupled with a well-developed sense of humor
Applicants must provide their phone number. Reference job number 4672.
San Francisco, CAContact