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Title:  Corporate Attorney

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

Due to growth and customer demand, we are currently recruiting for a Corporate Attorney to join our team. This job may be in Richardson, Texas (preferred), Hickory, North Carolina or Shakopee, Minnesota. No relocation will be offered.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This role supports the company’s US and Canadian operations by providing practical and business-oriented legal advice and counselling to management and Human Resources professionals on a range of employment and workforce-related legal issues such as recruiting; hiring; employee relations; discipline and terminations; leaves of absence; accommodations, wage and hour compliance; EEO compliance; restrictive covenants; contingent worker issues and reductions in force. This role is also tasked with drafting and advising on HR-related policies; assisting on internal investigations; managing workforce-related compliance and training programs and reviewing and advising on employment-related vendor agreements and programs. 

 

The successful candidate is: a leader and individual contributor, possessing outstanding integrity and ethics, he or she exemplifies discretion; responsive, with a realistic but upbeat attitude; able to recognize problems, identify issues and independently generate viable solutions; quickly able to engender confidence from internal ‘clients’ as well as colleagues inside the legal and compliance organization.

 

This job may be in Richardson, Texas (preferred), Hickory, North Carolina or Shakopee, Minnesota. No relocation is offered.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:

 

  • Provide (or manage the provision of) legal counsel, advice and guidance on employment and workforce matters in connection with the Company’s operations in the United States and Canada, as directed, to insure maximum protection of the Company’s legal rights, mitigation of legal risks and continued legal compliance while protecting the best interests of the company. 
  • Provide legal support for the Company’s Human Resources organization with respect to matters arising in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Provide counseling on a variety of employment-related matters, including disability accommodations, leaves of absence, employment discrimination and harassment claims and charges, discipline and termination matters, reductions-in-force, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenants, personnel policies and procedures.
  • Provide expertise in the development, implementation and management of company policies and practices, including those relating to the ADA, FMLA, and various state/local disability and leave laws.
  • Prepare and conduct training programs for HR and people managers
  • Supervise outside counsel in the defense of employment-related claims.
  • Promote efficient and effective dispute resolution of potential and actual disputes.
  • Effectively maintain records and files of legal department for matters handled or managed.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by legal department leadership.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s or 4 year degree from an accredited college or university
  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction of residence.
  • 3+ years of experience as a practicing attorney
  • Excellent drafting skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and multi-deadline a large variety of projects effectively, on time and in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Excellent verbal/written English language communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with executives and all levels within the organization.  Spanish a plus.
  • Experience representing Fortune 500 companies on labor and employment matters a plus.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision required.
  • Limited Domestic travel (<15%)
  • Ability to work effectively with and manage outside legal counsel.
  • Experience with legal issues presented by California and Canadian workforces preferred.
     

     
     

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

United States;United States : Minnesota || United States : North Carolina || United States : Texas;United States : Minnesota : Shakopee || United States : North Carolina : Hickory || United States : Texas : Richardson 


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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