Labor and Employment Counsel

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Labor & Employment Counsel will serve as the primary point of contact for advice and support on a variety of traditional labor and employment matters within ShipBob. You will play an integral role in helping to build the infrastructure necessary to support a remote-first, growing and dynamic global workforce. You will partner with the People and Operations teams to provide legal advice across a wide range of multi-state and global issues including employee relations, wage and hour issues, restructurings, workplace investigations, employee litigation, HR policy creation and implementation, restrictive covenant matters, M&A, and employee discipline. The successful candidate will have experience across a range of labor and employment issues and a pro-active, pragmatic, and collaborative approach to working with colleagues and external counsel to effectively and efficiently address issues.

About Us: 

ShipBob is a tech enabled 3PL that partners with over 5,200+ e-commerce businesses to help them be more successful online. We offer a full suite of fulfillment solutions for our merchants, including the ability to improve their transit times, shipping costs and deliver best in class experience to their customers. With an almost 100% accuracy rate in fulfilling orders and orders shipped on time, our merchants can count on us to deliver excellent service.

ShipBob’s growing fulfillment network is powered by our proprietary technology and acts as a back office for logistics, providing merchants with full visibility into orders, inventory levels in real time, and access to advanced analytics, over 27 integrations and data reporting.

As one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago with over $330M+ raised from blue-chip investors like Menlo Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, our goal is to continue to be the #1 best fulfillment technology in the industry. To help us meet this standard, we are scaling our entire team and looking for people who share our core values and have an entrepreneurial mindset.

About You:

At ShipBob, we’re looking to bring on board people who embody our core values:

  • Be Mission-Driven.  We want team members that are passionate about helping entrepreneurs improve their business, and bring that passion every day.
  • Be Humble. We have ambitious goals, and our team members understand that success or failure depends on us working together and leaving egos at the door.
  • Be Resilient. Logistics is a complicated business. So is software. We value team members that never give up and keep iterating until a problem is solved.
  • Be a Creative Problem Solver. As a startup, we value smart, innovative solutions to complex problems. We fall in love with the problem, not our “favorite” solution.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide balanced and practical advice to the People Team on day-to-day global employment matters across the employee lifecycle, ranging from recruiting, hiring, compensation, wage and hour laws, performance management and discipline, employee relations, immigration, international assignments, litigation, accommodations and leaves of absence, terminations, etc.
  • Draft and maintain global employment documents and policies, including offer letters / employment agreements, separation agreements, disciplinary letters, handbooks, code of conduct, bonus plans, compensation guidelines, summary plan descriptions and severance programs.
  • Create and deliver trainings related to employment law matters, such as harassment training and other manager trainings on a variety of topics.
  • Manage and drive strategy on pre-litigation and litigation matters.
  • Monitor legal and policy developments relevant to employment law and translating those developments into practical steps for the Company to implement.
  • Leverage best practices and identify opportunities for efficiencies and process improvements within the company.

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • JD with 5+ years of relevant experience at a law firm or in-house (in-house experience preferred but not required).
  •  Proven specialization and expertise in US labor and employment laws (preferably expertise in IL or CA laws) (experience with non-US jurisdictions preferred, but not required).
  • Significant experience counseling on issues spanning the employee lifecycle (prior employment litigation experience preferred, but not required).
  • Demonstrated startup initiative – ability to self-manage, find creative ways to work through barriers, actively learn necessary skills, and manage projects to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written, oral, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be admitted and in good standing in any US jurisdiction with a preference for those admitted in Illinois, California, or New York.

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Basic Life Insurance
  • 401K Match
  • Variety of voluntary benefits, such as, short term disability
  • Competitive Salary, Performance Bonus & Stock Options
  • Paid Maternity/Parental Leave Program
  • Flexible Time Off Program
  • Referral Bonus Program
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