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Associate General Counsel - Labor, Employment and Compliance

Company: Howard Brown
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Associate General Counsel - Labor, Employment and Compliance HBH Sunnyside.
1025 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago, IL 60640, USA

  • Mission: Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.
  • Vision: Howard Brown Health envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all.
  • Community-based health clinics in some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods
  • The largest LGBTQ health provider in the Midwest
  • Latinx inclusive community based on respect, equal opportunity, and appreciation of diversity to provide the culturally competent support and services within Howard Brown Health. What is in it for you:
    • A commitment to work-life balance with:
      • 3-weeks paid vacation and 1-week of personal time
      • 12 accrued sick days per year
      • -9 paid holidays, including Juneteenth
      • PTO Exchange allows employees to turn unused PTO into liquid assets
      • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance with two PPO plans and an HMO plan.
        • BCBS HMO, PPO, and PPO Select Plans
          • HMO premium = $ 34.40 /month
          • BCBS Dental premium = $ 13.00/month
          • EyeMed Vision premium = $ 6.52/month
          • 401k program with up to 5% employer match after 90 days = $1,700+
          • Employer-paid basic life insurance valued at one times the annual salary
          • Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Short-term and Long-term disability
          • Up to $720 pre-tax commuter and parking benefit account
          • Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
          • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs; NHSC & PSLF
          • Employee Assistance Program with 5 employer-paid counseling sessions
          • 50% off at Brown Elephant Resale Shops and discounts at local businesses What you can expect: The Associate General Counsel is responsible for providing enterprise-level legal representation on labor, employment, and healthcare compliance matters. The Associate General Counsel assists and collaborates with the General Counsel and with the Compliance Officer and Risk Officer in driving enterprise-level compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting Federally Qualified Health Centers. The role is a key partner in identifying opportunities for risk mitigation through communications, training, management oversight, and documentation. The Associate General Counsel will support all aspects of labor relations, including strategy, collective bargaining, management training and oversight, and complaint resolution of union and non-union employment matters. This role defends the organization in unemployment, workers' compensation, and grievance claims in coordination with the Human Resources team and General Counsel. How you will make an impact:
            • Assists and collaborates with the General Counsel and with the Risk Officer and Compliance Officer on advising Howard Brown Health on regulatory compliance matters including, as appropriate, conducting or overseeing regulatory investigations in collaboration with the Compliance Officer and Risk Officer. Remains current on laws and assists and collaborates with the General Counsel and with the Compliance Officer and Risk Office on advising clinical and operational leaders on compliance and enforcement matters, and helps evaluate and develop options to address regulatory developments.
            • Advises on employee performance issues including potential or actual policy violations, reviews employee separations, and other workplace matters in coordination with the Legal and Human Resources Departments as appropriate.
            • Develops and maintains investigation methodology and processes that are consistent across the organization, and identifies employee relations problem areas and provides solutions.
            • Conducts training for managers on basic tenets of labor and employment law and applying them in the workplace.
            • Acts as a liaison with unions with bargaining units/putative units at Howard Brown, and manages and responds to union grievances in coordination with General Counsel and outside labor counsel, as appropriate.
            • Coordinates accurate documentation of impartial investigations of union grievances and employee relations matters of all types; and identifies risks, develops mitigation strategies, and recommends appropriate courses of action, in collaboration with HR Business Partner investigators.
            • Reviews policies, procedures, and best practices of the organization for compliance with applicable laws.
            • Writes and drafts basic legal documents, including EEOC position statements, settlement agreements, separation agreements, arbitration briefs, and technical correspondence.
            • Supports and leads other initiatives and projects such as policy modifications, workforce trends, best practices, etc., as necessary.
            • Performs related duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:Education:
              • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of Illinois is required.Experience:
                • 7-10 years of experience in labor law
                • 3-5 years of human resources and employment law experience
                • Legal and compliance experience in healthcare industry regulatory matters
                • Experience in labor relations and labor law, including collective bargaining, grievance resolution, arbitration, unfair labor practices, and other related processes
                • Experience in alternative dispute resolution including informal negotiation of settlements or other resolutions, mediation, or arbitrationKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
                  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
                  • Knowledge of both labor law and employment law is required.
                  • Knowledge of current federal, state, and local employment laws and trends is required.
                  • Knowledge of key areas of employment law, including Title VII, the ADA, statutes enforced by the EEOC, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and other various local and municipal companion statutes addressing discrimination, retaliation, and the general legal obligations of employers is required. -
                  • Knowledge of and ability to properly lead, administer, and document employment law processes.
                  • Knowledge of interactive processes for reasonable accommodations, including the FMLA leave process from preliminary eligibility determinations through the completion of the leave period.
                  • Knowledge of, understanding, and commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity concepts, and that they are broader than just race, ethnicity, and gender.
                  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.
                  • Ability to provide timely counsel and advise on routine HR-related legal questions arising in the HR team or from managers.
                  • Ability to demonstrate self-awareness, in terms of understanding their own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power, privilege and stereotypes.
                  • Willingness and commitment to work with a multicultural and diverse workforce is required.
                  • Strong commitment to the mission of Howard Brown Health.ADA SPECIFICATIONS:(Physical demands that must be met in order to successfully complete the essential functions of the job)
                    • Requires ability to speak audibly and listen actively.
                    • Requires ability to use computers, telephones and other office equipment.
                    • Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time.
                    • May require occasional bending and lifting up to 25 pounds.

Keywords: Howard Brown, Chicago , Associate General Counsel - Labor, Employment and Compliance, Human Resources , Chicago, Illinois

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