Posted: Jan 3, 2023

Associate General Counsel - Employment Law Hybrid

Allina Health System - Minneapolis, MN
Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: N/A

Works with departments across the company to provide advice on a wide range of complex legal matters. Supervises outside counsel, as necessary. Ensures that business policies, practices, and procedures are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Advises and provides guidance on complex legal issues for one or more significant client groups.
  • Has developed sense for appropriate level of technical detail when communicating to clients.
  • Coordinates with outside counsel, as necessary.
  • Drafts, negotiates and provides assistance on a wide-range of physician and health care contracts and business transactions or litigation matters.
  • May independently manage select portions of more complex projects and provide support for senior attorneys within the department.
  • May supervise one or more paraprofessionals
  • Provide counsel to, and work closely with, Human Resources on a broad range of employment matters, including recruiting, hiring, leave and accommodation, benefits, compensation, employee relations, restrictive covenants, discipline, terminations, compliance matters (including wage and hour), and strategies for managing risk around employment matters.
  • Independently manage outside counsel in employment litigation matters.
  • Partner with Human Resources to recommend, implement, and continuously improve employment-related policies and procedures.
  • Draft and negotiate employment contracts, staffing arrangements, settlement agreements, and other employment-related agreements.
  • Provide training and support on employment law and general Human Resources matters to HR and business partners.
  • Manage immigration compliance, including work authorization for physicians.

Basic Job Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Minimum 2 years of experience practicing in employment law
  • Licensed Lawyer - State of Minnesota upon hire

Preferred Job Requirement

  • 4 to 5 years of experience representing health care clients or practicing in employment law
  • Previous experience working with employment litigation, advice and counseling matters

Physical Demands
Light Work:
Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently