The Division Vice-President Employment Counsel for Kindred at Home is a critical component of the Company's in-house legal team, responsible for ensuring the Company's success as a strategic partner and trusted adviser to operations and human resources management for the diverse array of legal requirements and issues arising from employment matters of the Company's 45,000+ employees. This position is located at Kindred at Home's corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
As Division Vice-President Employment Counsel, this attorney will utilize their comprehensive understanding of employment law and associated regulations to assist the Company in achieving its business results while addressing and expertly managing the risks and costs. Amongst other things, this attorney will be part of a cross-sectional team to create, apply, and oversee internal best practices for hiring, managing and retaining top-performing employees, maximizing labor cost containment and minimizing legal liability risk exposure. This attorney will also oversee and manage outside counsel handling litigation and other employment-related regulatory matters for the Company.
Employee recruitment and hiring, compensation, management, retention and separation;
Contracts, agreements, policies, procedures, written materials and handbooks involving employment, terms and conditions of employment, employment separation, independent contractors, human resources vendors, staffing agencies, and leased employees;
Paid time off, vacation, sick leave and disability;
Criminal background and drug and alcohol screening;
Investigations of employees;
Training on employment laws and regulations compliance;
Wage and Hour;
Workplace safety and health;
Employment taxes, withholdings garnishments;
Employment litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and government agency (Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Office of Federal Contract Compliance, state Attorneys General, state Civil Rights Commissions) audits and investigations; and,
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
Licenses/Certification: Valid license to practice law.
Must have a minimum of five years of substantive employment law experience ina corporate legal department or nationally recognized law firm;
Must have expert knowledge of Employment Law. including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Sections 1981 through 1988 of Title 42 of the United States Code, as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (42 U.S.C. 1981); the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (42 U.S.C. 1985 and 1986); the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985; the Fair Labor Standards Act (to the extent permitted by law); the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act; Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended (ADEA); the National Labor Relations Act; the Labor Management Relations Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978; the Rehabilitation Act of 1978; the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), as amended; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), as amended; Affordable Care Act (ACA); Dodd Frank Act; state and federal healthcare worker anti-retaliation laws, and state and local laws governing employment terms and conditions; and,
Must have expert knowledge of Human Resources disciplines and best practice protocols.
Prefer candidate with experience handling employment matters before federal and state courts or administrative agencies;
Prefer candidate with knowledge of healthcare laws and regulations, including anti-kickback, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, survey and certification processes, and whistleblower and anti-retalaition laws.
Exceptional intellectual and emotional intelligence.
Organizational agility. (Knowledge of how organization works across divisions, the human relations culture in each division and how to get things done. Understands the reason behind key policies and processes).
(Broad viewpoint and can discuss multiple aspects, options, and consequences of situations and actions).
Change Management. (Adapts well to changes in the work environment and organization).
Business Acumen (Understands general business practices and for-profit healthcare industry competition and marketing).
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Excellent consultative/negotiation and persusion skills.
Excellent analytical, planning and organizational skills.
Gentiva Health Services, Inc.