Assistant General Counsel – Labor & Employment

Aristocrat

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Summary

The Assistant General Counsel – Labor & Employment is responsible for supporting all aspects of the Company’s global labor and employment function in the Americas (and potentially other countries such as Australia and New Zealand), assisting the Head Counsel –Labor & Employment. This is considered a key role within the L&E legal function with the opportunity for both US and international work. The successful individual will be seen as a valued and trusted partner to Aristocrat’s People & Culture (“P&C”) function and business units by providing best-in-class legal services in an efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner by anticipating, addressing, and creatively resolving legal issues and providing counsel in a manner that optimizes business results. The position is based in the US, at Aristocrat’s Las Vegas, Nevada office. Hybrid schedules are currently 3 days in office 2 days work from home.

What You'll Do

Key Duties

  • Managing all aspects of labor & employment legal matters in the US, Canada, LATAM, and potentially other countries, including employee relations, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, confidentiality of trade secrets and IP, hiring, performance management, terminations, leaves of absence, accommodations, reductions-in-force and restructurings, investigations, litigation and dispute resolution, employee mobility and immigration, compensation and benefits, mergers and acquisitions, navigating cross-border issues, general advice and counsel, and more.

  • Helping identify, prioritize, develop, and improve labor & employment related policies, processes, guidance documents, self-service toolkits, and other special projects.

  • Developing and delivering education and training on a wide variety of L&E topics.

  • Serving as a key member of the L&E Legal team.

  • Managing external counsel and resources.

  • Proactively monitoring and communicating changes in labor and employment laws and regulations and work with the business to design and operationalize appropriate responses in keeping with Aristocrat’s overall values, business objectives, and risk tolerance.

  • Providing and influencing practical solutions to complex L&E issues within company risk tolerances and in line with company values and objectives.

  • Providing and/or coordinating legal advice to Aristocrat’s Global Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Program

  • Promoting seamless teamwork and become an essential strategic partner to P&C and the business by aiding in their strategic goals and objectives, making internal customer experience a competitive advantage.

General

  • Working on routine and special projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

  • Having wide-ranging experience, using professional concepts and Company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative, practical, and effective ways.

  • Analyzing legal issues impacting the business, evaluating options and recommending practical mitigating actions to balance risk with business objectives.

  • Supporting and role modeling the Legal Team’s Drive to Thrive strategy.

  • Delivering timely and solution-focused legal services while managing cash flow and achieving budget targets.

  • Operating as a sustainability champion by providing advice and counsel to our business clients and ensuring that all initiatives meet legal requirements and advance our reputation.

  • Championing a commitment to honesty, integrity, and responsible corporate behavior by fostering a compliance culture within the organization where employees feel comfortable reporting potential violations or misconduct.

  • Consistently demonstrating a commitment to the values of the Legal Team.

  • Consistently demonstrating a commitment to developing the core competencies of leading self, leading others, leading the business, leading the management of risk & compliance, and leading for the future.

  • Consistently demonstrating high-level skills in communicating, aligning, negotiating, and managing relationships across multiple stakeholders to achieve long-term goals.

  • Identifying and assessing risk in ambiguous situations; balances risk-taking with legal prudence; provides sound advice to business clients as to most effective courses of action based on business objectives, legal principles, risk and practical considerations.

What We're Looking For

About You

  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing with a State Bar in the United States.

  • 10 years minimum experience as a labor & employment attorney handling a wide range of L&E issues either with a law firm, corporation, or both, with deep understanding of and experience with L&E matters across multiple US states.

  • Desire to manage, or have experience managing, labor & employment legal issues throughout the US and in other countries.

  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience as in-house L&E counsel involving multi-state and multi-national operations, within a dynamic environment.

  • Proven ability to work well both independently and as part of a small, close-knit team, as well as cross-functionally with other teams and to influence and build effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities, simultaneously drive numerous projects, identify, and resolve business issues, and earn the confidence of executive business partners.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, drafting and negotiation skills.

  • Exceptional business judgment and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, metric-driven environment across multiple time zones, and adapt quickly to changing priorities.

  • Ability to uphold and demonstrate the highest level of integrity in all situations and recognize standards required by a regulated business.

  • Action-oriented and eager to do whatever it takes to provide the best service.

  • Understands the global environment and how cultural differences impact communication.

  • Fluency in a second language is a plus.

Disclaimer:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the current job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, or technical developments)

Why Aristocrat?

Aristocrat is a world leader in gaming content and technology, and a top-tier publisher of free-to-play mobile games. We deliver great performance for our B2B customers and bring joy to the lives of the millions of people who love to play our casino and mobile games. And while we focus on fun, we never forget our responsibilities. We strive to lead the way in responsible gameplay, and to lift the bar in company governance, employee wellbeing and sustainability. We’re a diverse business united by shared values and an inspiring mission to bring joy to life through the power of play.

We aim to create an environment where individual differences are valued, and all employees have the opportunity to realize their potential. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, cultural background, disability status or LGBTQ+ identity. We offer a range of flexible working options through all.flex, our flexible hybrid work model and invite you to have a conversation with us about flexible working. EEO M/F/D/V

  • World Leader in Gaming Entertainment

  • Robust benefits package

  • Global career opportunities

Our Values

  • All about the Player

  • Talent Unleashed

  • Collective Brilliance

  • Good Business Good Citizen

The US based roles may require registration with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and/or other gaming jurisdictions in which we operate.

Travel Expectations


Pay Range
$204,331-$379,472

Pay Rate Type: Salary

Our goal is to pay a market competitive salary focusing near the median of our pay ranges. However, final offers for all positions will be based on several factors such as experience level, education, skills, work location, and internal pay equity.