Assistant General Counsel HR/Litigation-2000807 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team--especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Assistant General Counsel - HR and Litigation (2000807) - Beachwood, OH
Where the Chemistry Happens
The Employment Attorney for Master Builder Solutions will be responsible for counseling management on employment law compliance and policy issues; advising clients on day-to-day employment law issues including hiring, discipline, terminations, workforce restructurings, performance counseling, employee leaves and benefit issues; evaluating merits of pre-litigation disputes; and identifying matters suitable for resolution through negotiation, mediation or agency conciliation. This position also will be responsible for management of employment litigation matters, consulting on internal investigations of harassment and other employee complaints, HR training, and reviewing and revising HR policies, procedures and manuals. The Employment Attorney will report to the General Counsel of Construction Chemicals Americas.
Serve as employment and compliance counsel supporting the Construction Chemicals Legal and Human Resources Teams.
Conduct and lead Compliance Effectiveness Reviews (risk assessments).
Oversee and conduct internal investigations into various compliance matters, including those involving potential violations of law, conflicts of interest, and Code of Conduct/other policies
Serve as legal advisor to Human Resources, Corporate Security, Corporate Medical, and Internal Audit.
Provide legal support to clients (corporate functions and businesses) in personnel matters (terminations, reductions/reorganizations, leaves of absence etc.), threatened claims, M&A activities, and various agreements with third-parties; NOL Representative to Corporate Threat Assessment Team
Manage litigation regarding employment, benefits and non-competition matters; manage relationships with outside counsel.
Additional tasks as directed by the General Counsel and Associate General Counsel.
Position has regular interaction with Associate General Counsel (Compliance, Employment & Policies and business leaders; however, expected to make judgments/decisions on an independent basis
Primary responsibility for day to day support of several functions and business units; Position regularly provides counsel to senior business and functions leaders.
The position interacts with other members of the legal department in the context of compliance, employment law issues, contract, M&A, and other project work
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Juris Doctor degree required
6-10 years of demonstrated expertise in employment law with top law firm and/or corporate law department
Broad legal knowledge with high level of proficiency in the application of legal principles and practices, including employment law, compliance, benefits, and employment/benefits litigation
Experience with federal and state employment statutes
Experience supervising/conducting investigations and managing employment/benefits litigation
Superior interpersonal and team-working skills, ability to advise and educate corporate functions and businesses; ability to adeptly navigate within a matrix organization
Strong organizational skills and judgment
Strategic perspective with an ability to see the overall picture
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you--the whole you--in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Primary Location: US-OH-Beachwood
Function: LEIN - Legal & Insurance
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EBN-Construction Chemicals North America-60000015
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.