Labor & Employment Associate – Minneapolis

Our client, a large mid-market full-service firm is seeking an Associate in its Labor & Employment team in Minneapolis. This firm gives BigLaw quality work without the BigLaw hours targets. Strong candidates will have at least three years of experience from a strong immigration team at another law firm.

Multiple teams are part of the firm’s global Labor & Employment Group, which includes the counseling, transactions and training team of employment law experts that develop and utilize deep expertise to assist clients in managing complex workforce issues with prompt and practical advice. By working together and collaborating with clients, the team develops proactive strategies and solutions to address employment issues and mitigate litigation risks.

Team members regularly collaborate with attorneys in other firm practice groups on complex multi-disciplinary matters including corporate transactions and benefits & executive compensation, as members of a large, full-service firm. The position involves employment counseling and transaction-related work, such as hiring, terminations, wage-hour, disability and leave management, discrimination and harassment, M&A support, and drafting and advising employers on employment agreements, separation agreements, employment policies, and other employment transactional matters.

The candidate should have previous litigation experience and a strong desire to be part of an exceptionally collaborative team.

This law firm is particularly known for its excellent training and support from Partners and you are issued with a Partner mentor to help you transition up into Partnership, if that’s your preferred career path. Associates describe the place as having a ‘midwestern, friendly feel’ and the firm actively encourages a healthy work/life balance.

Big work didn’t necessarily mean big hours. Up to 100 hours of pro bono and 50 hours of DE&I activity can be credited toward the firm’s 1,900 billable hours. We found that associates work about ten hours a day on average, which some felt would allow them to avoid weekend work.

We will require a cover letter and a writing sample as well as your resume and transcripts for this position.

Candidates must be qualified in Minnesota.

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