Corporate Counsel, Global Employment Law

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 by Gap Inc.

San Francisco, CA 94101
Legal
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969. Today, Gap Inc. is a leading global fashion retailer with six brands (Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix, and Hill City), almost 3,700 stores, and more than 135,000 employees. We are on a journey to be the world's favorite apparel destination, from value to luxury, by delivering great product to our customers and being the best place to work and shop. Gap Inc.'s Corporate Law Department was named Minority Corporate Counsel Association's 2018 Western Region Employer of Choice. Gap Inc. requires a dynamic and experienced employment attorney to join our Global Employment Law team as Counsel. This role is responsible for providing strategic legal advice and technical expertise to Human Resources, management, and other cross-functional stakeholders on a broad range of complex employment matters and employment law trends across North America, including wage and hour issues, contingent workforce matters, employment benefits and compensation programs, leaves of absence and accommodations, as well as other substantive employment law areas. This role has the opportunity to advise on international employment matters commensurate with experience. Job Details Corporate Counsel, Global Employment Law TWO FOLSOM San Francisco, California 94105 Job#: 264383 Date Posted: Dec. 21, 2018 Job Status: Full-time Apply Our past is full of iconic moments - but our future is going to spark many more. We're looking for the people who'll help make our next decade just as revolutionary as our first five. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, you're the right fit. Come grow with us. OVERVIEW Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969. Today, Gap Inc. is a leading global fashion retailer with six brands (Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix, and Hill City), almost 3,700 stores, and more than 135,000 employees. We are on a journey to be the world's favorite apparel destination, from value to luxury, by delivering great product to our customers and being the best place to work and shop. Gap Inc.'s Corporate Law Department was named Minority Corporate Counsel Association's 2018 Western Region Employer of Choice. Gap Inc. requires a dynamic and experienced employment attorney to join our Global Employment Law team as Counsel. This role is responsible for providing strategic legal advice and technical expertise to Human Resources, management, and other cross-functional stakeholders on a broad range of complex employment matters and employment law trends across North America, including wage and hour issues, contingent workforce matters, employment benefits and compensation programs, leaves of absence and accommodations, as well as other substantive employment law areas. This role has the opportunity to advise on international employment matters commensurate with experience. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Proactively identifying and assessing potential legal and/or reputational risk in support of business partners both in and outside of the United States, and recommending practical, creative solutions that balance legal risk with business impact. * Providing subject matter advice and guidance on a variety of employment law matters, such as the development and implementation of employee policies, organizational restructures, leaves of absence and accommodations, pre-employment practices including FCRA compliance and background screening, and other HR practices. * Monitoring legislation, regulations, case law and government enforcement activities relating to the above substantive legal areas, and providing proactive, strategic advice within the employment law group and to relevant * Supporting and collaborating with cross-functional business partners on complex legal matters and special projects to drive and sustain employment law compliance and further the long-term interests of the Company. * Modeling and working with business partners across the company to ensure compliance with Gap Inc.'s Code of Business Conduct. KEY EXPERIENCES * Juris Doctor and license to practice law in at least one U.S. state or other applicable jurisdiction required. * A minimum of 5-7 years of employment law and related litigation experience, preferably in a law firm or in-house corporate legal environment. * International employment law experience preferred. * Strong, persuasive written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to effectively and concisely communicate to and influence senior-level executives and business leaders * Proven ability to take ownership of projects and solutions, and drive to successful and timely completion Must possess the following personal qualities: * Practical and flexible, and able to prioritize and juggle multiple competing tasks * Adept at and comfortable with making complex risk/reward assessments * Able to focus on possibilities and not problems * Effective at resolving differences of opinion through consensus building * Able to conceptualize and articulate pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions to complex legal and business challenges * Desire and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced and challenging environment * Demonstrated commitment to integrity, respect, ethical conduct, and open-mindedness KEY BENEFITS: * Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta. * One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.* * Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.* * Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.* * Employee stock purchase plan.* * Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.* * Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.* * Family care programs. * Commuter benefits. * Pet Discount Program. *For eligible employees Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016. Apply Learn About This Location Share This Job * Facebook * Twitter * LinkedIn * Email OUR CULTURE * Juris Doctor and license to practice law in at least one U.S. state or other applicable jurisdiction required. * A minimum of 5-7 years of employment law and related litigation experience, preferably in a law firm or in-house corporate legal environment. * International employment law experience preferred. * Strong, persuasive written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to effectively and concisely communicate to and influence senior-level executives and business leaders * Proven ability to take ownership of projects and solutions, and drive to successful and timely completion Must possess the following personal qualities: * Practical and flexible, and able to prioritize and juggle multiple competing tasks * Adept at and comfortable with making complex risk/reward assessments * Able to focus on possibilities and not problems * Effective at resolving differences of opinion through consensus building * Able to conceptualize and articulate pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions to complex legal and business challenges * Desire and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced and challenging environment * Demonstrated commitment to integrity, respect, ethical conduct, and open-mindedness * Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta. * One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.* * Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.* * Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.* * Employee stock purchase plan.* * Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.* * Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.* * Family care programs. * Commuter benefits. * Pet Discount Program.

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