Microsoft has an immediate opening for an experienced employment
attorney to join the Employment Law Group to work on cutting-edge
employment law issues in support of its dynamic and creative Human
Resources Department and senior business leaders.
Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every
organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered
on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and
encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In
doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions
of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.
This position is located in Redmond, WA or remote within the
U.S., with a Redmond location strongly preferred. A remote location
will require approximately quarterly travel to the Redmond
**Legal Advice and Counsel**
+ You will act as the primary employment law contact for
assigned Human Resource clients and provide occasional support to
other attorneys. This work includes advising HR professionals and
business leaders about employment and labor law issues including
discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour,
ADA/FMLA, noncompete/trade secrets and breach of contract.
+ You will serve as a contributor to clients and colleagues
about legal and related business matters, specifically employment
law matters. This work includes:
+ Developing and reviewing written HR policies, guidelines and
processes, templates, intranet sites, and training materials;
+ Developing and delivering legal training for HR generalists,
and company managers.
+ You will identify and anticipate employment law risk in the
client's business, technology and/or public policy, and propose
solutions to mitigate future risk.
+ You will provide employment law advice regarding and directing
+ You will handle pre-litigation and agency charges by engaging
with opposing counsel to seek possible resolution and support the
business and Human Resource clients in navigating
+ You will interact with outside counsel or other service
providers to address and resolve project-specific issues, including
both pre-litigation and agency charges and project-based work.
+ You will advise and help clients understand compliance issues,
particularly employment law related compliance issues.
+ You will conduct, review, interpret and analyze legal
information and maintain a basic understanding of employment and
labor law legal principles.
+ You will identify and engage appropriate stakeholders in CELA,
HR and the business to escalate issues, using written and oral
communications skills to articulate recommendations and provide
options on complex legal issues.
+ You will collaborate and partner effectively across teams to
provide strong client service in a high volume and fast-paced
+ Completion of a Legal Apprenticeship OR Juris Doctorate Degree
or Equivalent International Degree
+ Active license to practice law in a jurisdiction and capable
of meeting admission requirements in relevant jurisdiction
+ 5+ years' experience as a practicing attorney or equivalent
practice of law in employment and labor law or related fields
+ Experience advising clients on employment and labor law
matters, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful
termination, wage and hour, ADA/FMLA, noncompete/trade secrets and
breach of contract
+ Experience litigating employment law matters in state and
+ Experience responding to demand letters and/or agency
+ Experience using technology and/or advising technology
**Additional or Preferred Qualifications**
+ Law firm experience or in-house counsel experience
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, marital status,
medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability,
political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion,
sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and
ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of
criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need
assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability
during the application or the recruiting process, please send a
request via the Accommodation request form
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