Employment Labor & Benefits Practice Group Associate


Posted On: 10.18.2017
Department: Associate
Office: New York, NY

The New York office of Mintz Levin seeks a Practice Group Associate with at least 2-3 years of experience to join its Employment, Labor & Benefits practice to perform a broad range of labor and employment work. This is a full-time position, but affords a less demanding and more flexible schedule than the traditional on-track associate position. We offer challenging and interesting work, a collegial environment, and a unique opportunity to work with lawyers throughout our Employment, Labor & Benefits practice. Apply by sending your resume to lateralrecruiting@mintz.com and referencing this position in the subject line of your e-mail. Search Firms with an active fee agreement are also welcome to submit resumes to lateralrecruiting@mintz.com for this position.

Responsibilities will include representing clients on a broad range of labor and employment matters, including labor and employment litigation (e.g., discrimination, restrictive covenant, and wage and hour cases, including collective/class action matters), employment and HR-related counseling, and transactional and due diligence matters. 


The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience covering a broad spectrum of employment-related work, including defending management in employment litigation before Federal and state courts, administrative actions before Federal, state, and local governmental agencies, and arbitrations, involving discrimination, restrictive covenant, and wage and hour claims, including collective/class actions. The candidate should also have broad experience advising employers on employment-related matters, including employment policies and procedures, personnel actions, and issues related to wage and hour, leave management, and other issues that impact an employer’s workforce. In addition, experience conducting employment-related investigations and training for employers is desired. Some knowledge or experience in (1) labor relations, such as collective bargaining agreements, union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practices and union avoidance, and NLRB arbitrations, and (2) advising companies on employment issues in connection with transactions would be a plus.

The candidate should have a strong academic background, as well as excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be admitted to the New York State bar or admitted to at least one state bar and qualified for prompt admission to the New York State Bar. Connecticut and/or New Jersey bar admission is a plus.