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Paralegal- Labor & Employment

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 12 - Legal

Date Published: 31-Jan-2024

Ref #: R-78956

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

Paralegal, Labor & Employment at a glance...

The L&E Paralegal role is an integral part of the North America and WHQ Labor, Employment & Benefits ("LE&B") Team, which supports the corporate, commercial and manufacturing businesses in employment litigation defense, union and employee relations, wage & hour practices, EEO/OFCCP compliance, workforce planning, employee benefits and executive compensation, and other workforce matters. This role provides a broad range of paraprofessional support, including litigation support, matter management, budget and invoice administration, and case tracking and reporting. These areas of responsibility require regular interaction with human resources personnel and outside counsel, and familiarity with labor and employment laws, practices, policies and procedures. This position reports to the Lead Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment.

What's on the menu?

  • LE&B Team Reporting (significant litigation reporting, settlement reporting, employment practices insurance reporting, KPI tracking).
  • Matter/Case Management (open & close matters in SimpleLegal, provide regular case updates, maintain internal case files in iManage).
  • Litigation Management ( manage legal holds coordinate internal e-Discovery process, run document production, facilitate deposition scheduling, process case settlements).
  • Budget/Invoice Management (regular tracking and reporting of legal spend against budget, timely and accurate invoice review in accordance with Outside Counsel Guidelines).
  • Coordinate the Project NDA process, conduct statistical analyses for workforce restructurings, review and respond to employment records requests, provide rehire guidance.
  • Provide Benefits and HR Compliance support as needed.


    Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!
    • I have outstanding written and oral communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and able to navigate various databases, programs and systems
    • I possess sound judgment and the ability to discern when to escalate matters to team members and handle confidential information while developing relationships
    • I have a positive demeanor and able to work both independently and collaboratively with team members, cross-functional colleagues and external partners
    • I am task-oriented with an excellent sense of prioritization, highly organized and able to handle multiple tasks and to work under pressure
    • I have the ability to work Hybrid (Tuesday-Thursday in office) located in Downtown Chicago


      Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect:

      • Access to an array of holistic wellness benefits * and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage
      • 7% 401(k) matching
      • Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees
      • An industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus.


        *Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees.

        Get a peek into life here at Kraft Heinz through our Instagram and Ticktock channels!

        #LIHybrid

        About Us

        Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

        Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

        Why Us

        We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

        Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

        Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

        We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

        Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact NATAI@kraftheinz.com.

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Chicago , Paralegal- Labor & Employment, Legal , Chicago, Illinois

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