Senior Counsel Global Employment Law

Shutterfly, Inc.
September 23, 2022
San Jose, CA
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Senior Counsel, Global Employment Law

The Senior Counsel, Global Employment Law, will support our Human Resources and business partners on assigned employment law matters for all of Shutterfly's family of companies, providing practical, commercially focused, and risk-weighted advice on a broad range of employment, benefits and related compliance matters and lead the implementation of creation of forms, processes and trainings related to employment and litigation matters. This role also involves leading and handling cutting-edge and complex legal projects and supporting the resolution of agency charges and employment litigation matters. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, problem-solving and organizational skills, and enjoy a fast-paced, hands-on, proactive environment. This candidate will be comfortable working collaboratively and proactively within the Legal team, as well as across other functional teams and with external stakeholders, and will be able to manage projects and people effectively, but also be hands on and roll up their sleeves. This role will report directly to Shutterfly's Director, Global Employment Law. The position can be based in one of our facilities in Eden Prairie, MN; Tempe, AZ; Fort Mill, SC; San Jose, CA or Durham, NC.

What You'll Do Here

The Senior Counsel, Global Employment Law may perform the following duties:

* Advise on employment matters, both domestically and internationally, including state and federal compliance (e.g., ADA, ADEA, Title VII, PDA, FMLA, FLSA, WARN Act, USERRA and state/municipal equivalents), disciplinary actions, wage & hour issues, investigations, disability and religious accommodations, position eliminations and group workforce reductions.
* Advise on deferred compensation plans and programs, employee health and safety programs, and employee privacy issues.
* Actively monitor new laws, regulations and decisions affecting the substantive areas of employment law and litigation and provide strategic advice to the Legal and HR teams.
* Respond to day-to-day policy issues raised within the organization and, according to circumstances, provide guidance and recommendations for problem resolution.
* Maintain a thorough knowledge of industry-leading practices and trends.
* Draft and negotiate offer letters and employment-related agreements, including severance, restrictive covenant, retention, and other agreements.
* Draft employee-facing policies, handbooks and other resources, enhance our checklists, processes, templates and forms.
* Support resolution of federal, state and local agency claims and charges.
* Support resolution of employment arbitrations and litigation matters, including the selection and management of outside counsel.
* Provide employment law support for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
* Design and present training on employment law matters.
* Review, interpret and make recommendations to stakeholders for improvement of HR policies, procedures and programs.

What's You'll Bring

* At least six years of relevant employment law experience, with prior in-house experience preferred
* Experience partnering with global stakeholders on employment law issues in Canada, the UK, Germany and/or Israel preferred.
* Experience designing and delivering training on employment topics to non-lawyers a plus.
* Experience advising on deferred compensation plans and/or employee benefits and ERISA-related matters a plus.
* Experience supervising, managing and evaluating outside counsel on employment-related matters, including litigation, a plus.
* Experience identifying relevant best practices and demonstrated ability to think creatively.
* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal/relationship-building skills, including the ability to communicate legal considerations to non-lawyers.
* Highly responsive, flexible, collaborative and service-oriented attitude.
* Ability to adapt to multiple and changing demands and juggle different priorities.
* Ability to influence and provide timely and effective legal and business advice, support and training at all organizational levels.
* Strong analytical and organizational skills.
* Good business judgment and sound decision-making.
* Depending on where the position is located, travel to California and Minnesota may be required. Additional travel may be required.
* Must have a JD degree from an accredited law school.
* Must be a member in good standing of the applicable state bar (Minnesota, California, South Carolina, Arizona, Texas, and/or North Carolina state bar).

If this aligns to your career goals, skills and experience, we want to work with you!

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship or transfers for this role at this time. No candidates requiring visa sponsorship or transfer will be considered.

Supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce is important to Shutterfly not only because it directly reflects our value of Embracing our Differences, but also because it's the right thing to do for our business and for our people. Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Shutterfly DE&I.


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