• Sr Corporate Counsel Labor and Employment

    Weyerhaeuser Seattle, WA 98194

    Job #2314115827

  • You are an experienced Labor & Employment attorneywho is confidentadvising human resources and business leaders on labor and employment related matters. You hold yourself to high standards as a professional, but you're also a team player who gets along well with others. You understand employment laws and are comfortable becoming an expert in company policies. You have an interest in a corporate legal work environment and a desire to grow with our team.

    In this role, your primary responsibility will beworking alongside our existing Senior Labor & Employment Counsel to advise clients on labor and employment-related matters in the Company, including managing employment-related litigation.

    We are a fun, fast-moving team responsible for providing legal advice, governance, and transactions support for a publicly-traded company with over 20 million acres of North American timberlands and an industry-leading Wood Products business. You will report directly to the Vice President & Assistant General Counsel and work primarily with a subset of our teamresponsible for providing guidance to Weyerhaeuser on all things related to employment practices. We take our work (but not ourselves) seriously and strive to achieve excellence in everything we do. This position is located in downtown Seattle at Weyerhaeuser's corporate headquarters, although we also offer hybrid work-from-home flexibility.

    Primary responsibilities include:

    • Advise human resources and business leaders on labor and employment related matters, which may include, but are not limited to discrimination and harassment; disability accommodation and leaves of absence; disciplinary and termination processes; company restructuring activities; wage & hour matters; and local, state, provincial, and federal leave programs.
    • Provide legal advice regarding and direct workplace investigations.
    • Draft, review, and advise on developing human resources policies and processes.
    • Develop and conduct legal training for human resources and business leaders.
    • Manage employment-related litigation.
    • Manage investigations and responses to demand letters and administrative complaints (e.g., EEOC, DOL, various state and provincial agencies).
    • Supervise, manage, and evaluate outside counsel on employment related matters including litigation.
    • Independently handle legal matters and projects.
    • Provide legal support and advice on labor issues, including campaigns, trainings, grievances/arbitrations, and negotiations.
    • Draft and review employment-related agreements.
    • Provide legal support and advice to safety, compensation, payroll, and benefits teams, including on issues such as OSHA and related local and provincial laws, vacation, health/welfare and retirement benefits, deductions, and compensation reviews.
    • Assist on company projects as needed.

    • Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school.

    • Minimum of7 - 10 years of experience practicing employment law, both counseling clients and supporting litigation.
    • Active member in good standing with the Washington bar.
    • Exceptional drafting, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Proven record of assuming and directing significant legal responsibilities in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team environment.
    • Good team player, with a focus on client service.
    • Self-starter with a sense of urgency, integrity, and fairness.
    • Legal knowledge of and experience with labor law, immigration law Canadian labor and employment laws, and OSHA and related local/provincial laws a plus.
    • Ability to establish and maintain relationships, credibility, and trust with clients, stakeholders, law department team members, and other colleagues.
    • Ability to travel at times.

    The person in this position is expected to perform their job duties consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as Company values, standards, culture, and business practices. This attorney will act with the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in all aspects of job performance. This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary.

    About Weyerhaeuser
    We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We're serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
    *We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. *

    /Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team. /

    Job: *Administrative, General Management, Legal, Real Estate, & Miscellaneous

    Title: Sr Corporate Counsel Labor and Employment

    Location: WA-Seattle

    Requisition ID: 01018543

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