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Assistant General Counsel, Labor & Employment

Fortive Corporation - Everett, WA 98203

Posted: 7/14/2018 - Expires: 9/12/2018

Job ID: 198121706

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**Assistant General Counsel, Labor & Employment**

**About Us:**

Fortive is a global family of more than 20 industry-leading industrial growth and technology companies, united by a shared purpose: to make the world stronger, safer and more effective by providing essential technology for the people who accelerate progress. We take on big challenges that have real impact in fast-moving fields like software development, robotics, transportation, energy and healthcare.

With more than $6.7 billion in annual revenues and a culture rooted in Kaizen, or continuous improvement, Fortive is well positioned to create essential, technology-based solutions to solve the world’s most critical challenges. Our strong capability comes from a team of smart, motivated people who proudly deliver excellence in each of our outstanding brands in the areas of field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 26,000 research and development, sales, marketing, product development, innovation, and service employees in more than 50 countries around the world.

This is a place where people who share a drive and passion to make a personal difference can learn, grow, and achieve. And that’s good... for you, for us, for growth.

For more information, please visit: www.fortive.com


The Company seeks an attorney with 6 years of legal practice experience with a focus on global labor and employment law matters. This position requires a strong lawyer with appropriate skills to engender confidence among both corporate and operating company leadership and clients. This attorney will serve as a key advisor to the Human Resources function as well as other business functions. The successful candidate must be able to operate autonomously and comfortably in the face of complexity and ambiguity within a fast-paced, quickly evolving environment. The candidate must be intellectually astute, analytically precise, have a strong bias for pragmatism and possess a broad range of experiences.


+ Provide high-quality legal advice and counsel in a timely fashion to legal team members, the Human Resources department, and business partners on the full spectrum of labor and employment matters pertaining to a publicly traded global enterprise, including but not limited to compliance matters, litigation, EEO matters, benefits, restrictive covenants, immigration, OFCCP and affirmative action, diversity and inclusion, M&A, whistleblower claims under SOX and Dodd-Frank, global mobility, employee representative structures and obligations, investigations, etc.

+ Provide leadership, advice, and creative solutions regarding the Company’s compliance with the myriad of domestic and international, federal, state, and local laws that govern the employment relationship and the workplace.

+ Develop an understanding of the Company’s various operating entities and ongoing related legal issues in order to provide meaningful legal support while proactively identifying and mitigating legal risks.

+ Manage employment and labor litigation matters, including the development and execution of effective litigation management (including discovery) and settlement strategies. Assist in the negotiation and resolution of pre-litigation employment related disputes.

+ Maintain a culture with a high degree of emphasis on integrity, respect, and inclusion.

+ Work effectively with and manage outside counsel and report effectively on matters to the Vice President, Labor & Employment and Litigation.

+ Develop and devise best practices, tools, guidelines, programs, and solutions that can be efficiently implemented across multiple operating companies.

+ Develop, prepare, and deliver training and educational materials as to labor and employment legal matters such as compliance with various regulations in the US and internationally, and conduct training for the Human Resources Department.

+ Provide the Human Resources organization with legal advice in connection with compensation and benefits programs, as well as provide legal advice regarding various executive compensation matters.

+ Provide support on legal aspects of collective bargaining negotiations, advise on unfair labor practices charges, and advise on grievance and arbitration matters related to traditional labor unions.

+ Provide support regarding employee representative structures, union awareness activities and positive employee relations.



+ A Juris Doctor degree from a nationally recognized law school with excellent academic credentials in law school and in undergraduate studies.


+ Member in good standing of any U.S. state bar with an ability to obtain in-house practice license in Washington State.

**Required Experience:**

+ A minimum of 6 years of legal practice experience focused on general labor and employment counseling and litigation.

+ Top-tier law firm training.

+ In-house experience handling a broad range of global employment law matters.

+ Expert substantive knowledge of major U.S. and labor laws and regulations.

+ Significant experience counseling on the broad range of global employment law matters.

+ Experience counseling on traditional labor matters including collective bargaining agreements.

+ Significant experience in managing and/or conducting HR-related investigations.

+ Experience building and developing training and educational materials and employment related tool kits for use by internal clients including HR and key business unit stakeholders.

+ Proven team leadership and people management experience and capabilities.

+ Pragmatic business perspective developed through advising on a broad range of employment and labor matters in a fast-paced corporate environment.

+ Experience working with or leading a global client or demonstrated global sensitivity.

+ Ability to work across a multi-cultural business environment.

**Critical Success Factors:**

+ Ability to apply business and technical expertise to identify potential issues and partner with colleagues across Fortive to help solve problems of significant importance to the company.

+ Strong written and verbal communications skills, ability to act as a change agent through dynamic interactions with others. Comfortable with public speaking.

+ Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume, frequently-changing environment.

+ Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment, and dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity.



**Fortive Corporation Overview:**

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Technologies businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With 2017 revenues of $6.7 billion, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 26,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 50 countries around the world. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System.

For more information please visit: www.fortive.com

**Job:** Legal & Compliance

**Primary Location:** North America-United States-WA-Everett

**Organization:** Fortive Corporate

**Schedule:** Full-time

**EEO Statement:** "The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Fortive Corporation. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as a ""Fortive Company."" Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf . Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1-866-272-5573 or e-mail applyassistance@fortive.com to request accommodation."

**Req ID:** FOR000342

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