The Assistant General Counsel, Labor and Employment is responsible for providing legal advice to all business units of the company about employment and labor-related issues and litigation.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO:
The successful applicant should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements.
Provides legal advice and guidance to corporate and facility management and human resources staff regarding labor and employment matters.
Provides legal advice and guidance in the development and drafting of policies and procedures for compliance with relevant employment law and contract requirements.
Provides legal advice and guidance in the resolution of significant employee grievances.
Provides legal advice and guidance to HR Compliance department regarding all employment law matters.
Provides legal interpretation and guidance to facility staff in the applicability of public records laws. ?Responds appropriately and accurately to public records requests.
Maintains professional competency through continuing legal education and educational seminars relative to employment law.
Manages outside counsel in employment litigation, manages and/or drafts company response to charges of discrimination filed with state and federal administrative agencies, including claims related to wage and hour issues, USERRA matters, and claims related to workplace safety and health issues.
In cooperation with HR and the HR Compliance Department, manages and provides advice and legal representation throughout all phases of compliance audits related to federal and state EEO, affirmative action, and wage and hour laws.
In cooperation with the Ethics and Compliance Office and the Office of General Counsel's investigations department, coordinates the investigation, review and resolution of allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate conduct directed at or committed by employees.
Provides employment-related training to employees at all levels and in all facilities as needed.
Evaluates complexity and impact of pending employment law matters and engages appropriate outside legal counsel as necessary and appropriate.
Domestic U.S travel is required.
WHO WE ARE:
CoreCivic is a diversified government solutions company with the scale and experience needed to solve tough government challenges in cost-effective ways. We provide a broad range of solutions to government partners that serve the public good through high-quality corrections and detention management, innovative and cost-saving government real estate solutions, and a growing network of residential reentry centers to help address America’s recidivism crisis. We are a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional, detention and residential reentry facilities. We have been a flexible and dependable partner for government for more than 30 years.
Professionalism. Respect. Integrity. Duty. Excellence (PRIDE). These words describe the essence of our values as a company. PRIDE is personified everyday by every employee at every level at CoreCivic. It shapes the choices we make and is the roadmap to how we achieve our mission and realize our vision. CoreCivic is the leader in private correctional facilities and we are growing into the leader in the rehabilitation and re-entry market with facilities nationwide. Our facilities make a difference with the giving of both time and resources to organizations that are doing important work locally. CoreCivic is always recognized as a valued partner because of our unwavering commitment to community. Learn more at http://www.corecivic.com/.
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE:
Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and admission to the practice of law before the Courts of the State of Tennessee.
Five years of legal experience.
Must demonstrate ability to analyze complex legal issues and documents.
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to effectively advocate or defend legal positions to constituent groups at all levels of the organization.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
CoreCivic is a Drug Free Workplace & EOE – M/F/Vets/Disabled
Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Base+Bonus+Equity
Internal Number: 10197
For more than three decades, CoreCivic has been an innovative, dependable partner for government. CoreCivic Safety is the nation’s leading provider of high-quality corrections and detention management. We’re also applying long-held strengths to deliver comprehensive real estate services through CoreCivic Properties. Through CoreCivic Community, we provide and expand access to residential re-entry centers. In all we do, we strive to better the public good.