Sr. Corporate Counsel - Employment Law

$187,400 - $253,500 yearly
  • T-Mobile
  • Hybrid (Bellevue, WA & Overland Park, KS)
  • May 22, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

Be unstoppable with us!
T-Mobile is synonymous with innovation–and you could be part of the team that disrupted an entire industry! We reinvented customer service, brought real 5G to the nation, and now we’re shaping the future of technology in wireless and beyond. Our work is as exciting as it is rewarding, so consider the career opportunity below as your invitation to grow with us, make big things happen with us, above all, #BEYOU with us. Together, we won’t stop!

At T-Mobile, we strongly encourage everyone, including people of color, veterans, military spouses, individuals with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, and parents to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome everyone to our team. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing ApplicantAccommodation@t-mobile.com or calling 1-844-873-9500. Please note, this contact channel is not a means to apply for or inquire about a position and we are unable to respond to non-accommodation-related requests.

T-Mobile has consistently been recognized as a Best Place to Work, thanks to our crew of diverse, multitalented self-starters who are ready to go go go… And T-Mobile is recognized as a best place to work for LGBTQ employees by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equity Index ten years in a row. A designated Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly for eleven years running. And with 100% score on the Disability Equality Index, our diversity across gender, race and ideas drives us forward.

Are you looking for a work environment which encourages teamwork and where you are respected, supported, challenged, and can grow and advance your career? If your answer is “yes,” you should join T-Mobile’s All-Star Legal Team!

This attorney, working in the Legal Affairs Department, will represent T-Mobile and provide counsel to business units and Human Resources on employment-law matters. The role focuses on employment-law support for the Retail and T-Mobile for Business segments, and wage/hour issues.

What you’ll do in your role.

  • Provide practical, day-to-day, employment-law and HR counseling to HR clients.
  • Proactively enhance wage/hour compliance (including conducting wage/hour audits) in areas like pay equity, payroll compliance, exempt status, timekeeping attestations, suitable seating, and predictive scheduling
  • Manage employment arbitration and litigation proceedings with outside counsel support, with a focus on creative strategies, cost reduction, and efficient resolutions.
  • Oversee responses to demand letters and administrative charges (including California DLSE complaints)
  • Provide counseling and litigation support for benefits and ERISA issues, including pension support, with heavy support from outside counsel.
  • Develop and review written HR policies, guidelines, processes, templates, and training materials.
  • Develop and deliver legal training for HR and other internal clients.
  • Tackle emerging employment law issues.

The experience you’ll bring.

  • 7+ years of experience as an employment attorney, with relevant in-house and/or top law firm experience
  • 7+ years of experience handling employment arbitrations and litigation involving wage/hour, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and other employment claims.
  • Minimum 5 years, prefer 7+ years, of identifying, auditing, and mitigating wage/hour risks.
  • Prefer experience in at least some of the following areas:
    • Counseling or litigation experience with ERISA and other benefit issues.
    • Pay equity audits, remediation, and litigation.
    • Administering employment arbitration programs, and enforcing employment arbitration agreements
    • Litigating joint employment cases, including enforcing related indemnity agreements
  • Top-tier writing skills, with a focus on efficiently revising others’ work product and concise email construction.
  • Top-tier oral communication skills, with a focus on clearly and simply conveying complex employment law concepts, risks, and options to clients.
  • Strong judgement that allows you to properly weigh what’s best for our customers and our business, what’s best for our employees, and potential legal risks
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong collaboration skills with team members, HR, business leaders, and other clients
  • Ability to operate independently and effectively despite ambiguity and rapid change.
  • Creativity and curiosity
  • A good sense of humor, a calm demeanor, and a drama-free approach.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the US.

• At least 18 years of age
• Legally authorized to work in the United States

Washington Pay Range : $187,400.00 - $253,500.00

The pay range above is the general base pay range for a successful candidate in the state listed. The successful candidate’s actual pay will be based on various factors, such as work location, qualifications, and experience, so the actual starting pay may be above or below this range. At T-Mobile, employees in regular, non-temporary roles are eligible for an annual bonus or periodic sales incentive or bonus, based on their role. Most Corporate employees are eligible for a year-end bonus based on company and/or individual performance and which is set at a percentage of the employee’s eligible earnings in the prior year. Certain positions in Customer Care are eligible for monthly bonuses based on individual and/or team performance, while Retail and Business Sales roles are eligible for monthly or quarterly sales incentives. And since we are ALL owners, EVERY employee at T-Mobile is eligible for an Annual Stock Grant.

At T-Mobile, our benefits exemplify the spirit of One Team, Together! A big part of how we care for one another is working to ensure our benefits evolve to meet the needs of our team members. Full and part-time employees have access to the same benefits when eligible. We cover all of the bases, offering medical, dental and vision insurance, a flexible spending account, 401(k), employee stock grants, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and up to paid 12 holidays - which total about 4 weeks for new full-time employees and about 2.5 weeks for new part-time employees annually - paid parental and family leave, family building benefits, back-up care, enhanced family support, childcare subsidy, tuition assistance, college coaching, short and long term disability, voluntary AD&D coverage, voluntary accident coverage, voluntary life insurance, voluntary disability insurance, and voluntary long-term care insurance. 

We don't stop there- eligible employees can receive mobile service & home internet discounts, pet insurance, and access to commuter and transit programs! To learn about T-Mobile’s amazing benefits, check out www.t-mobilebenefits.com.  

Never stop growing!
T-Mobile doesn’t have a corporate ladder–it’s more like a jungle gym of possibilities! We love helping our employees grow in their careers, because it’s that shared drive to aim high that drives our business and our culture forward.

T-Mobile USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination, retaliation or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with how we do business and will not be tolerated.

Talent comes in all forms at the Un-carrier. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing ApplicantAccommodation@t-mobile.com or calling 1-844-873-9500. Please note, this contact channel is not a means to apply for or inquire about a position and we are unable to respond to non-accommodation related requests.