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Parsons Corporation Employment Counsel in Centreville, Virginia

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Job Description:

Employment Counsel


Parsons is looking for an Employment Counsel to join our Award-Winning team of innovators that strives to deliver a positive and engaging employee experience! Parsons is a recognized leader in providing a culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and has been routinely listed as a top employer. In this role you will be a strategic partner with our HR team and senior leaders, providing legal oversight, practical solutions, and leadership regarding Labor and Employment for Parsons’ approximately 18,000 employees spanning the globe. You will report to Parsons Chief Legal Officer.

Location is flexible – preferred location is on the east coast

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Be a strategic thinker, self-starter, and capable of building amicable relationships across business units.

  • Guide the business on critical issues including diversity and inclusion, preventing harassment, and pay equity.

  • Advise on investigations, employee dispute resolution program, and risks arising from employment law matters such as hiring, discipline, termination, severance, accommodations, leave, workplace violence response, and wage and hour compliance.

  • Manage training, compliance, policies, practices, employment agreements and compensation plans.

  • Oversee outside counsel and insurance reporting on employment matters.

  • Partner with Parsons Safety group on Worker’s Compensation matters.

  • Maintain relevant employment matter data and provide appropriate reports to leadership and business partners.

What Required Skills You’ll Bring

  • JD from an accredited University and admission to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.

  • 10+ years of experience at a law firm and/or in-house.

  • Extensive international experience advising business clients on complex, disputes, projects, issues, and transactions.

  • Expertise in national employment law and knowledgeable about international employment law, including experience with labor unions, mass terminations,

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication, and presentation skills.

  • Flexible and able to handle and prioritize numerous projects with a hands-on, results oriented approach.

What Desired Skills You’ll Bring

  • Knowledgeable concerning SOX Compliance, USERRA, WARN, ESOP and ERISA.

  • Experience with government contractors.

  • Understanding of international employment law including in Europe, the Middle East and Canada.

  • Familiar with background checks (FCRA), Mental Health and Drug Testing and Treatment, Prevailing Wage, I9s, PTO, ERPs and CBAs.

  • Working knowledge of Origami, Workday, Teams, and SharePoint.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Corporate team.

We’re driving the future of the national security and critical infrastructure markets. Our employees work in a close-knit team environment to find new, innovative ways to deliver smart solutions that are used and valued by customers around the world. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, transportation, smart cities, and more, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

Salary Range:

$149,900.00 - $269,800.00

This position is eligible for incentive compensation.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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