Duke Energy Counsel/Senior Counsel - HR, Labor & Employment in Cincinnati, Ohio
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The HR Legal group seeks to prevent issues from escalating by providing proactive advice and counsel on compliance with labor and employment laws. The group also seeks to ensure that workplace disputes are defensible when litigation does arise, and to resolve matters raised in administrative agency proceedings, arbitrations, negotiations, and other means outside of litigation. HR Legal is a trusted partner with the business at a strategic level while handling a high volume of daily workload with minimal use of outside counsel.
Provide labor and employment law advice to HR and management regarding matters of some complexity which may have a significant dollar impact on business operations
Perform complex assignments and draft legal documents, using legal research, analytical and writing skills
Handles administrative agency matters and represents the Company at arbitration hearings, including witness examination and post-hearing briefs.
Establish and develop effective working relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders
Coordinates and collaborates on regulatory matters that have various areas of overlap within the business
Advice and counsel on compliance matters relevant to labor and employment law matters
Local and overnight travel 20% of the time
Position is located in Cincinnati, OH
Note: This posting is for one open position. Dependent on relevant experience, the level to which a candidate is aligned is outlined below.
Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (JD) from an accredited law school
Minimum of two (2) or more years of related experience practicing law
Licensed to practice law in Ohio or eligible for comity
Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school
Five (5) or more years of related experience practicing law
Licensed to practice law in Ohio and/or Kentucky or Licensed to practice in any state in the US and eligible for comity
3-7 years’ experience in labor and employment law, with preference for traditional labor law and defense experience
Experience with internal investigations, administrative agency charges (EEOC, DOL, NLRB, etc.), management training, attorney demand letters, labor arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations and contract interpretation, work stoppage planning, contingent workers and security issues
Prior litigation background is preferred
Excellent analytical and communication skills (verbally and in writing)
Strong demonstrated appreciation for diversity & inclusion
Strong, effective communication and interpersonal skills
Sound judgment and decision-making skills
Ability to collaborate as an effective member of the team
Excellent work product and attention to detail
Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No
Visa Sponsored PositionNo
Posting Expiration Date
Monday, January 27, 2020
All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.
Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.
We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.
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