University Counsel, Employment
Company: CALIFORNIA MINORITY COUNSEL Program
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 10, 2022
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Subscribe - Contact - Search Immediate opening for a full-time
employment law attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at
Stanford University. This is a University Counsel position,
reporting directly to the General Counsel. The attorney will
primarily support activities of Stanford Health Care, Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital, -ValleyCare, and the Hospitals'
physician foundations and receive day-to-day direction from Senior
University Counsel. The position requires excellent judgment,
discretion, flexibility, and ability to understand and manage
projects with competing interests in a highly demanding
environment. Must be able to work independently, while also
partnering and working with outside counsel and other staff
attorneys. The attorney should have broad experience in
employment-related matters and have an interest in exploring other
areas of law relevant to a healthcare environment. In this role,
the attorney can expect to: Duties and Responsibilities CORE
DUTIES*: - - Work closely with hospital Human Resources management
to support business objectives.
- Collaborate with all hospital colleagues to manage risks in a
variety of areas, with a focus on wage and hour law-related
- Utilize expertise and current knowledge of changing federal,
California, and local laws relating to employment matters to advise
management specifically on wage/hour matters, and related policy
decisions or other matters of strategic importance.
- Assist in managing employment-related investigations, claims and
litigation, including representing the hospitals in agency matters
and mediations, and engaging and overseeing outside counsel as
- Advise on and develop policies, guidelines, and training
materials in partnership with Human Resources and other hospital
departments, with a focus on wage and hour auditing and
- Conduct training on regular basis on variety of employment law
topics at the hospitals.
- Develop and implement strategies for providing accurate and
timely guidance on a wide range of employment-related issues.
- Advise Office of Graduate Medical Education and Program Directors
on employment matters involving medical residents and fellows.
Skills and Competencies The ideal candidate would have knowledge of
a broad range of employment-related legal issues, with demonstrated
expertise in the following areas: - - Wage and hour
- Pay equity
- Disability accommodations and leave management
- Title VII, FEHA and similar harassment, discrimination and
- OFCCP and other regulatory obligations for government
- Deep knowledge of California employment laws and experience
- Experience in managing litigation and disputes in various types
of employment matters, specifically wage/hour class actions.
- Experience in conducting training sessions and creating effective
- Experience in conducting and overseeing all aspects of workplace
investigations from initiation through to completion.
- Preferred experience in advising directors of residency and
fellowship training programs and familiarity with ACGME Policies
* - Other duties may also be assigned Qualifications and Prior
Experience To be successful in this position, you will bring: - - A
law degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of six years
of relevant experience.
- Must be registered with or a member of the California State
- Excellence in academic credentials, judgment, writing, analytical
and communication skills
- Proficiency with technology, committed to teamwork, responsive,
proven track record of providing the highest quality client
- Experience in mediations, litigation, and arbitration
- General working knowledge of California and Federal courts.
- Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the
best solution and solve problems.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job. The job duties listed are typical
examples of work performed by positions in this job classification
and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on
department or program needs without changing the general nature and
scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also
perform other duties as assigned. Stanford is an equal employment
opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications
from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's
research, teaching and clinical missions. Another Source works with
their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the
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