Counsel/Sr Counsel, Labor & Employment Law Curaleaf

  • $110K to $139K per year is Indeed’s estimated salary for laborer ii at Curaleaf in Chicago, IL.

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Counsel, Labor & Employment Law- IL based or Remote

This position may be Senior Counsel depending on level of experience and will report to the VP, Legal-Labor & Employment Law and provide legal support to clients across Curaleaf, with a focus on advising and counseling on day-to-day labor and employment law and related compliance matters, conducting training and managing labor-related disputes and negotiations. Counsel will also be responsible for managing outside counsel in defending against claims in a cost-effective manner. The successful candidate will have a proactive and strategic-focused mindset, strong counseling experience and excellent communications skills and be able to offer creative, legally-compliant solutions to issues that are presented. Counsel will work closely with HR leadership and other members of Curaleaf’s management team regarding labor & employment law matters.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide timely advice and counsel for all day-to-day matters to field management and field HR on a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, wage and hour, termination/discipline, employee relations and ethics investigations, collective bargaining, union campaigns, unfair labor practices with the NLRB and labor arbitration.
  • Manage labor & employment litigation from attorney demands, administrative agency charges, and lawsuits in state or federal court. Handle such disputes in a proactive manner to achieve the best result for the company, including managing budgets with outside counsel and reporting on litigation risks internally.
  • Stay abreast of developments in federal, state, and local labor and employment laws and labor & employment legislation and manage compliance plans related to legislative changes.
  • Provide training to HR and field management on various labor and employment law topics.
  • Work closely with HR to develop best practices, training, and labor and employment strategy.
  • Lead or assist with strategic-focused projects that have labor & employment law implications.

Minimum Requirements

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and admission to the state bar in which the attorney resides or eligibility to practice as registered in-house counsel.
  • 6+ years of labor & employment law experience including litigation.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear, concise, organized, persuasive manner.
  • Ability to work independently but also perform as a strong team player.
  • Superior interpersonal skills. Able to collaborate with diverse personalities. Tactful and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently and anticipate business needs, being situationally pro-active
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced work environment, exhibiting agility and sense of urgency, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to travel as needed

Preferred Experience

  • Strong traditional labor law experience, experience managing union campaigns, leading or managing collective bargaining

Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.



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