Universal Music Group is seeking an employment law attorney with experience advising on domestic (federal and state) legal issues and interacting with global executives. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Global Compliance/SVP Employment Counsel and provide legal support to Human Resources and Executive Management. The ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced environment and will be an integral member of a team tasked with ensuring the company's commitment to compliance and business ethics and with providing guidance on employment law for the world’s music leader and innovator. For the right candidate, this is a great opportunity to work with the leading music company on a global basis.
Provide day-to-day proactive compliance and employment law and law advice, assistance and counsel for a full range of employment issues, including but not limited to: employee discipline, termination, severance, workplace investigations, policy development, employment agreements, FLSA, FMLA, wage and hour issues, workplace accommodations, training, incentive pay, and the protection of intellectual property, trade secrets and confidential information
Craft global and local compliance and employment policies
Conduct indirect investigations on a global basis related to potential violations of the company's code of conduct and employee relations issues
Draft and negotiate employment, settlement and termination agreements
Handle reductions in force including WARN compliance and conducting disparate impact analysis
Create, customize and update contracts
Recommend, implement and continuously improve, employment related policies
Work collaboratively and responsively with a broad range of colleagues ensuring good relationships between legal, human resources and management of business units to facilitate a coordinated team approach
Oversight and partnering with outside counsel on employment related matters
Provide training to employees on a global basis
Must possess the ability to balance acting autonomously and collaboratively in a fast paced environment
Must be comfortable handling multiple projects and transactions in parallel
Must possess exceptional negotiating, writing, speaking and analytical skills
Must have the ability to develop relationships of trust and confidence
Must demonstrate business sense, strong legal judgment, and a strong work ethic yet maintain a sense of humor
A minimum of 10 years substantive compliance, employment and labor experience
A combination of both in-house and law firm practice experience is desired
Prior experience working at or with music/entertainment companies is desired
Foreign language capability is desired
Experience with international employment laws (in any region) is desired
JD and excellent academic credentials required
Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Disclaimer This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically a...cclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans.
Universal Music Group's labels include A&M Records, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Label Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. UMG's catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.).
UMG also includes Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide and Bravado, the leading provider of consumer, lifestyle and branding services to recording artists and entertainment brands around the world. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company.
Find out more at: http://www.universalmusic.com.