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ThermoFisher Scientific Sr. Manager, Labor & Employment Counsel – Americas in Waltham, Massachusetts

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Job Description

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

The Sr. Manager, Labor & Employment Counsel will serve as the lead employment law counsel in the Americas region for a global business group and enabling functions, lead key processes, projects, and plans to mitigate risks and create value for HR and the business. This position will work across multiple businesses, functions, and regions to develop and deliver legal solutions to complex and complicated business issues. This position reports directly to the VP, Labor & Employment Law, Americas. The position will work directly with members of the legal division, human resources, and business executive to proactively identify solutions to address and manage employment law risks. The Sr. Manager will direct and manage employment litigation in partnership with external counsel. Candidate must have excellent judgment, have courage to make difficult decisions, and be able to influence peers and executives on strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Will provide day-to-day employment law advice and counsel to HR and management on a variety of subjects including employee terminations, FMLA and other protected leaves, ADA reasonable accommodations, employee relations including discipline, wage and hour issues, separation agreement, workplace violence and restrictive covenants

  • Will serve as a member of the Americas employment law team and will help develop, lead, drive, and implement projects to identify and proactively manage legal risks

  • Will manage US employment litigation working with outside counsel

  • Will support and counsel on internal investigations working with the Employee Relations Center of Excellence

Requirements:

  • J.D. degree

  • Licensed to practice law in one state, preferably CA, MA, PA, or NC

  • 5+ years of employment law experience

  • Prior experience handling and managing employment litigation

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of employment law experience including providing advice and counsel and managing employment litigation.

  • In-house counsel experience preference. Prefer experience in a global, complex, and highly matrixed company. Life sciences, pharmaceutical and/or clinical research is helpful.

  • Prior law firm experience with employment litigation from investigating and responding to administrative charges, responding to complaint, conducting discovery, taking deposition, drafting motions for summary judgment, and preparing for trial.

  • Proficient in providing advice and counsel in the following areas: ADA reasonable accommodations, FMLA and other types of leaves, employee terminations, reductions in force, wage and hour (particularly exemptions), performance management, restrictive covenants, workplace investigations, and employee relations issues. Labor experience is a plus.

  • Strong influencing, relationship and collaborating skills.

  • Ability to identify and manage legal and other types of risks and have solid judgment.

  • Ability to analyze complex situations and develop simple, concise, and effective legal solutions.

  • Must be able to build strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

Benefits

We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Accessibility/Disability Access

Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

*This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requiring accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Messages left for other purposes, such as not being able to get into the career website, following up on an application, or other non-disability related technical issues will not receive a response.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $145,000.00–$185,000.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

For more information on our benefits, please visit: https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/total-rewards

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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