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Counsel, Labor & Employment

Job Number:  62061
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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Job Number: 62061 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.


We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary


About the Role: Tier One Auto Supplier is looking to hire an in-house Labor and Employment Counsel.  This position is accountable for dealing with a variety of employment and labor-related legal matters, including helping the Company comply with legal requirements, providing strategic legal advice on various business initiatives, managing litigation files and providing legal training to Divisions/Groups.  


Candidates should have seven to ten years of relevant experience in a law firm or in-house corporate environment, including practice before state and federal courts, the EEOC, the NLRB, state civil rights agencies, and an understanding of labor and employee benefits laws.

Key Responsibilities


Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day strategic legal and business advice on various management decisions and initiatives;
  • Advise in all areas of employment and labor law matters, including hiring practices, termination issues, discrimination and harassment, layoffs and plant closures, disability and accommodation issues, corporate compliance, interpreting and applying employment policies, workplace investigations, employee discipline issues, and negotiating and preparing employment contracts;
  • Represent the Company in both litigation and/or administrative proceedings before various courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC and NLRB; 
  • Work closely with in-house and external legal counsel to manage wrongful dismissal, harassment/discrimination, and other employment-related claims in judicial proceedings;
  • Provide advice regarding compliance with occupational health, safety and environmental requirements and Magna specific safety and environmental policies and practices;
  • Develop and provide training programs in all areas of employment and labor law to support Company Managers and Supervisors; 
  • Advise on matters relating to collective bargaining agreements and labor relations matters;
  • Act as a supporting member of the Company bargaining committee, including researching, costing proposals and preparing and/or reviewing drafts of collective agreements language; Ensure negotiations are properly documented;
  • Educate management on negotiated CBA changes and assist with implementation where required;
  • Coordinate the Company response to any union organizing activity;
  • Draft and review employment policies and Employee Handbooks; 
  • Develop, maintain and continuously improve the effectiveness of the departmental policies and procedures; 
  • Perform all job functions in a safe, healthful and environmentally conscious manner, abiding by all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations as outlined in the company handbook; 
  • Handle other duties, as assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


Who we are looking for: 

  • Law degree with admittance to practice law in at least one state
  • 7 – 15+ years of work-related experience
  • Ability to travel overnight 10% - 25% of the time 


Your preferred qualifications:

  • Trial work, collective bargaining and managing a union relationship 
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in an effective and non-technical manner
  • Abiility to apply good business judgment
  • Ability to utlize strong analytical, research, drafting, negotiating and organizational skills is essential 

Additional Information


What we offer:

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help develop industry-leading automotive technologies.  We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed.  As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects.  We believe your career path should be as unique as you are.  


Site Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • 401 (k) plan with employer matching 
  • An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities 
  • Cafe 
  • Parking for motorcycles and electric vehicles 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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