Litigation Paralegal- Atlanta, GA
1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
At WestRock, we provide packaging solutions designed to give our customers a winning edge in the global marketplace. We partner closely with them to deliver the best value on everything from paperboard used for a wide variety of packaging and shipping containers to specialty packages, boxes and displays.
We consider ourselves to be part of their team as we strive for continuous improvement together. Every day, our 50,000 team members combine practical innovations and rigorous execution in more than 320 operating and business facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific to deliver products and services that answer unique local needs.
Position Title: Paralegal
Reports to: Associate General Counsel
How you will impact WestRock:
Assist attorneys in managing all aspects of litigation and regulatory practice with a focus on employment compliance support, i.e., managing deadlines, tracking developments; case investigation and support, interaction with in-house and/or outside counsel.
Draft written narratives to communicate obligations, risk analyses, and recommendations to HR policy, process, and system owners and senior stakeholders.
Consult on supporting documentation such as manager and employee communications, FAQs,
and standard operating processes.
Assist litigation and employment counsel in various areas of compliance, including
training programs, compliance hotline and affirmative action plans.
Assist with other legal support activities, such as employment agreements, reimbursements, collections, etc.
Ensure ongoing education and training of internal business partners on risk and employment compliance related topics in response to ongoing or new legal and employment compliance requirements and in remediation of employment compliance issues.
Audit current employee handbooks and HR policies and update as required.
What you need to succeed:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university is required Paralegal Certificate from an accredited Paralegal Program and NALA certification is preferred
5+ years'experience strongly preferred
Experience with wide range of subject matter areas (significant employment law experience is a plus)
Ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced environment; well-organized and able to manage multiple and changing priorities.
Strong internal and external communications skills and ability to work with remote managers and business leaders.
Ability to work independently as well as within a collaborative team environment.
Energized by change and interested in creating solutions through use of technology
Excellent written and analytical skills.
Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite, including Sharepoint, Excel, Skype and Powerpoint.
What we offer:
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills,competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work
a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.