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Senior Counsel, Employment and Labor Affairs & Organizational Equity

Company: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Counsel, Employment and Labor Affairs & Organizational EquityRequisition #: 554443
Location: Johns Hopkins Health System,Baltimore,MD 21201
Category: Leadership
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Aug. 1, 2022
SUMMARY The Employment and Labor Affairs & Organizational Equity Practice Group provides legal advice and opinions to The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and its affiliates. Overall responsibilities are to inform clients of rights and obligations under employment and labor laws; monitor, review, and comment on proposed legislation; review and draft policies and procedures; negotiate, review, and draft various types of agreements; develop and facilitate training; represent clients before governmental agencies, in court, or during arbitration proceedings; lead, facilitate, or serve on multidisciplinary committees; develop strategic positions and review or propose courses of action; manage union avoidance activities in coordination with local labor relations offices. Senior Counsel is also responsible for advancing the professional development of practice group members. Reports To: Senior Counsel or Chief Legal Counsel/Practice Group Leader, Employment and Labor Affairs & Organizational Equity ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all functions.

  • Representing clients before various local, State, and federal regulatory agencies regarding administrative charges or complaints filed by employees.
  • Developing and providing training to human resources staff, management and executives regarding compliance with all employment, labor laws, including but not limited to the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, American's With Disability Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as other laws impacting corporate employers.
  • Drafting and negotiating, severance, settlement, non-compete, non-disclosure, non-solicitation, and other agreements.
  • Reviewing, drafting and updating human resources and other corporate policies and procedures.
  • Directing and reviewing all internal investigations of alleged violations of fair employment laws and all investigatory reports.
  • Participating in the internal investigation resolution committee and overseeing follow-up with committee recommendations
  • Providing legal opinions and guidance to insure clients understand obligations they must meet to comply with labor and employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Reviewing and drafting proposed legislation.
  • Advising clients concerning compliance with their collective bargaining agreements.
  • Preparing clients to testify at depositions and before administrative agencies.
  • Conducting employment related audits.
  • Representing clients at arbitrations and in court litigation.
  • Recommending solutions to client's employment and labor law matters .
  • Evaluating and commenting on proposed legislation and regulations and working with the Johns Hopkins Office of Government Affairs and outside entities as necessary to protect client interests.
  • Providing legal support and project management to multidisciplinary/multi-affiliate committees and working groups ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • In-depth knowledge in the areas of federal, state, and local laws applicable to labor and employment matters; judicial decisions related to labor and employment matters; legislative and regulatory processes.
    • Strong ability to manage/handle civil litigation matters and Local/State/Federal agency filings. Work Experience:
      • Employment, labor or HR experience of the healthcare industry or health services administration preferred A minimum of ten (10) years at the Bar. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers. We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff members. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a tobacco-free at work policy. Employees must refrain from using any tobacco products during their work shifts - including while at lunch or on breaks, and whether they are on or off campus.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore , Senior Counsel, Employment and Labor Affairs & Organizational Equity, Legal , Baltimore, Maryland

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