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Associate Counsel - Employment

119651 Baltimore, Maryland
12/01/2018 Legal
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Under Armour is all about performance. Because what we make empowers athletes in every form to push themselves, to turn good into great, and to stay hungry for whatever comes next. And this is exactly what we expect from each other.

Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every project as a chance to push your field forward. In every store and every office, we build teams where everyone is an MVP. And together we tackle every challenge head on. Because we work to push the gear, the game, and ourselves farther.

We’re looking for people who do more than good work.
We’re looking for the Best in Every Game.

Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes... and the athletes of tomorrow. We're about performance - in training and on game day, in blistering heat and bitter cold. Whatever the conditions, whatever the sport, Under Armour delivers the advantage athletes have come to demand.
That demand has created an environment of growth. An environment where building a great team is vital. An environment where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace.
The world's hungriest athletes live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will.  Our goal is to Build A Great Team!  Will YOU…Protect This House?!

Summary

Provide day-to-day legal advice and counsel on a wide range of domestic and international labor and employment matters.  Manages and coordinates with outside counsel as needed.  Fosters strong relationships with the business and Human Resources, by developing an understanding of business strategies and objectives, and responding proactively to best serve the Company’s strategic vision, goals, and growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide counsel to, and work closely with, Human Resources on a broad range of employment matters, including recruiting, hiring, leave and accommodation, benefits, compensation, employee relations, restrictive covenants, discipline, terminations, compliance matters (including wage and hour), and strategies for managing risk around employment matters.
  • Manage and investigate charges of discrimination and other complaints filed against the Company with regulatory agencies, prepare position statements, and other responses to be filed with agencies, prepare witnesses, and participate with on-site investigations.
  • Efficient compliance with a wide range of employment laws and regulations, including but not limited to, DOL, OFCCP, and OSHA. 
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to recommend, implement, and continuously improve employment-related policies and procedures.
  • Draft and negotiate settlements, terminations, and other employment-related agreements.  Support the continuous improvement of process and standard form agreements/contract templates, to maximize efficiencies, while providing adequate safeguards.
  • Provide training and support on employment law and general Human Resources matters, to HR Business Partners, Learning & Development team, and business unit managers.
  • Supervise and work closely with outside counsel to identify and minimize business risks and to achieve strategic objectives that are timely and cost-effective.

Critical Skills

  • Takes initiative in providing prompt and concise advice, as well as strategizing alternatives where possible.
  • Ability to confidently interact with executives, business leaders, and Human Resources, and to analyze and translate challenging legal principles into practical business solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and work efficiently and independently in a high-volume, results-oriented environment.
  • Willingness to work as part of a cross-functional, global team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None                                                    

Computer Skills: MS OFFICE (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Physical Demands: N/A

Education and/or Experience:

  • J.D. Required.
  • 5-7 years of labor and employment legal experience, both at a law firm and in-house required.
  • Knowledge of U.S. federal and state employment law required. Experience with international labor and employment issues is a plus, but not required.
  • Must be admitted to practice law and a member in good stating of a state bar.  

Travel            

Occasional travel to both domestic and international locations.

At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

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