Labor and Employment Attorney

    Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC
    Okemos, MI
    Commensurate with Experience
The Labor and Employment Attorney is responsible for managing and handling client labor and employment matters. This work includes but is not limited to advising on and negotiating collective bargaining agreements, assisting on grievance evaluation and recordkeeping, preparing and conducting arbitration, development, interpretation and application of related policies and programs for clients, and general advocacy on behalf of public and private sector employer clients.

Position Responsibilities
• Provides legal counsel on labor and employment issues to public and private employer clients which may include, but is not limited to, human resources issues, wage and hour law, civil rights, equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC), harassment, workers’ compensation, unemployment, state agency claims, labor relations, employment agreements, employment policy, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) matters, employment litigation, grievances, and arbitration. 
• Assist clients with drafting and applying policies and procedures.
• Participates in and influences the decision-making process with clients and stakeholders.
• Identifies and assesses legal risks and opportunities within the labor, employment, and human resources arena and develops recommendations for and with clients.
• Educates clients and stakeholders on legal matters pertaining to labor, employment, and human resources as necessary.
• Champions client litigation including deposition and trial or arbitration preparation, assisting with pleadings and discovery, and managing complex litigation files.
• Establishes and maintains relationships and builds credibility and trust with clients, the firm, and others.
• Ensures client compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations and policies.
• Other duties as assigned by the firm.

• The position requires knowledge acquired through the completion of a Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school.
• This position requires a minimum of ten (10) years of related job experience or expertise in labor, employment, and human resources.
• Previous experience in litigation and arbitration is required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Knowledge of Michigan and federal labor and employment laws applicable to public and private sectors.
• Knowledge and experience managing labor and employment matters before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators.
• Must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and possess a solid work ethic. 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent inter- and intra-personal skills. 
• Ability to adhere to deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
• Ability to make well-reasoned recommendations and keep necessary stakeholders informed.
• Ability to independently handle basic and complex legal matters.

Hiring Solutions LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hiring Solutions LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.