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Counsel, US Employment Law (R00096805_Arlington)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Arlington, Virginia, United States

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal

Location: US negotiable

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at [Register to View] .

People in the Corporate Function contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Job Description

Legal Services professionals support Accenture's business, minimize risk and assure compliance with laws and company policies; provide specialized and deep areas of expertise; and coordinate all legal advice and counsel related to commercial arrangements and offerings, third-party alliances, complex outsourcing deals and transactions, intellectual property, public company responsibilities, board of directors support, mergers and acquisitions, compliance and regulatory support, and employment law.

The Labor & Employment Counsel, US position serves as legal advisor on Employment law issues to HR and business leaders in the region and to internal legal personnel. In addition, the role provides legal support on complex employee relations matters, compliance matters, and employment law projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide counsel and advice on US federal, state, and local employment laws.

  • Provide strategic support to employee relations and pre-litigation matters.

  • Act as legal advisor and educator to business leaders, HR, Inclusion & Diversity, Marketing, Recruiting and other legal professionals, on managing risk associated with employment laws in the assigned region.

  • Contribute to development of internal policies, guidelines, training, processes, templates, and toolkits regarding US employment laws.

  • Provide operational and strategic support to Procurement in relation to risks associated with contractors.

  • Design and execute regulatory and compliance initiatives regarding employment laws.

  • Manage and oversee outside counsel relationships with law firms in the region.

  • Stay abreast of legal developments affecting the company, its clients, and industries and synthesize the information to incorporate it into company's practices.

  • Foster seamless integration and teaming relationships with the other Legal Services teams.

  • Support, promote, and implement initiatives as part of Legal team, specifically the CORE compliance efforts, activities, and projects.


Basic Qualifications

  • Law Degree / Juris Doctor

  • Active license to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing employment law as an attorney

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience advising management of large companies.

  • Ability to work with personnel both internally and externally across the world.

  • Experience assessing worker classifications, including strong working knowledge of the FLSA and independent contractor law.

  • Experience conducting HR audits.

Professional Skill Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of labor and employment law across the United States.

  • Demonstrates sound judgment, ability to prioritize and make decisions, and identify risks.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to influence with a strong executive presence.

  • Able to present innovative, original solutions.

  • Responsive and follows through on commitments, with a sense of urgency.

  • Strong time management, prioritization, and ability to handle multiple responsibilities efficiently.

  • Highly organized with attention to accuracy and detail.

  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently as well as within teams.

  • Ability to work in a matrixed leadership environment and as strong cross-functional partner.

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act,Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $119,880 - $268,900 and [Register to View]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 [Register to View] , send us an [Register to View] or speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.