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Vice President, Labor and Employment Counsel

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:



Logistics done differently.Ranked as the #1 North American logistics company according to Transport Topics, XPO Logistics is among the most admired companies in the world according to Fortune magazine. We believe our employees are our greatest asset and we're always on the lookout for inspirational leaders who know how to get the best out of their team. As Vice President, Labor and Employment Counsel, you will help provide world-class employment and labor law support to the Human Resources organization and the business units across the enterprise. You'll be based in our Greenwich, CT global headquarters and will play a key role in helping to build the infrastructure necessary to support a fast-growing, dynamic global entity from a labor and employment perspective. We'll count on your expertise and years of experience to be a champion of our values, ensuring an engaged workforce, loyal customers, efficient operations and a bright future for yourself and XPO. Pay, benefits and more.We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan. What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Partner with business units to assist with attainment of operational goals through the management of workforce-related matters
  • Provide daily counseling on a broad array of significant and higher risk and employment-related issues, such as recruitment and hiring, restrictive covenants, compensation and benefits, accommodation requests, leaves of absence, investigations, performance management, involuntary separations, workplace safety, reorganizations, reductions in force, executive compensation, immigration and international assignments
  • Assist with company litigation (single plaintiff and class), arbitrations, grievances and associated administrative charges; supervise outside counsel to ensure quality and cost-effective service
  • Provide legal support in connection with traditional labor matters ranging from organizing campaigns, contract negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, and grievance and arbitration matters
  • Assist with the drafting, interpretation and enforcement of employment, separation, noncompetition, confidentiality and consulting agreements
  • Create, conduct and implement training modules on a variety of labor and employment-related topicsWhat you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you'll need:
    • Juris Doctor
    • 10 years of substantive labor and employment experience in a fast-paced environment
    • Expereince with Windows applications and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)It'd be great if you also have:
      • 18+ years of substantive labor and employment experience
      • 5+ years in-house experience in a fast paced lean environment
      • Significant counseling experience on all facets of the employer-employee relationship
      • Demonstrated experience quickly and effectively providing strategic, business-focused advice and counsel in a dynamic, evolving environment with shifting priorities
      • Proven supervisory and management skills with experience overseeing complex projects delegated to in-house legal staff and outside counsel
      • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, work independently and drive matters to swift, favorable outcomesBe part of something big. XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status. XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers. All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Greenwich , Vice President, Labor and Employment Counsel, Legal , Greenwich, Connecticut

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