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verizon OSHA Counsel in New York, New York

When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Communications is seeking a highly motivated attorney for its labor, employment and benefits practice group to provide enterprise-wide health and safety legal advice and support, and, secondarily, to provide more general employee benefits and employment law legal support. We are looking for a talented lawyer with initiative, good judgment, effective communication skills, confidence and common sense, who is hard working and able to handle a high volume of varied and complex matters independently.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal advice and analysis on a wide range of health and safety matters.

  • Representing Verizon and overseeing outside counsel in various enforcement and administrative proceedings with OSHA and various state and local workplace health and safety agencies.

  • Assessing and advising on compliance with health and safety requirements, including overseeing audits and investigations.

  • Reviewing health and safety provisions in various agreements including customer requests for proposal and sourcing agreements.

  • Coordinating responses and internal investigations following safety-related incidents.

  • Providing counseling on a variety of health and welfare plan regulatory compliance matters, including Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA and MHPAEA.

  • Providing counseling on a variety of employment-related matters, including disability accommodations, leaves of absence, employment discrimination and harassment claims, discipline and termination matters, reductions-in-force, wage and hour compliance and personnel policies and procedures.

  • Managing external charges, investigations and audits by administrative agencies, such as the EEOC.

  • Participating in merger, acquisition and business development due diligence and other assessments.

  • Reviewing and providing advice and comments on pending legislation and rulemaking activities by Federal and State bodies and helping to develop programs to assure compliance with changing laws and rules.

  • Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with clients, support teams, legal personnel and customers.

    This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of experience in health and safety, regulatory affairs and/or labor/employment/benefits legal practice in a law firm or corporate legal department.

  • Active law license in good standing with a state bar and eligible for New Jersey limited In-House Counsel Licensure.

  • Business acumen, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to analyze and devise solutions to legal issues under tight deadlines and with limited supervision.

  • Willingness to travel.

    Even better if you have:

  • A degree.

  • Strong project management skills with successfully managing complex projects from inception to completion.

  • Ability to work with multiple internal and external groups simultaneously to quickly achieve common goals.

  • Ability to interact comfortably with personnel in various roles and levels across the organization, and enforce legal requirements without alienating clients.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (https://www.verizon.com/about/careers/work-culture) page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).

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