Hertz Corporate Counsel – Employment Law Position

Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:49 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

Hertz Corporate Counsel – Employment Law Position

The Corporate Counsel – Employment Law position is a member of the Hertz Law Department and its Labor & Employment practice group, reporting to the Vice President, Labor & Employment.  It is an employment law specialist position located in Hertz’s Global Headquarters in Estero, Florida.  Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Being a trusted advisor to all levels of management and HR professionals, providing practical, timely, and strategic counsel on a wide range of employment matters arising under Federal, State, and Local laws
  • Direct, hands-on management of sophisticated employment litigation matters, including class action lawsuits, as well as administrative and regulatory matters
  • Monitoring substantive developments in employment laws and incorporating that knowledge in providing prompt and actionable advice
  • Drafting and reviewing corporate policies to ensure legal compliance
  • Developing and maintaining highly productive relationships with corporate and local operating management, as well as HR staff
  • Creating and implementing field training programs and project plans
  • Negotiating and drafting employment-related agreements
  • Travel as required by litigation and other work demands


The successful applicant must have:

  • A JD from an accredited law school in the top 25% of his/her class
  • Membership in good standing in the Bar of at least one State and able to become certified as Authorized House Counsel in Florida on application
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience as a practicing employment attorney with a private law firm, corporate in-house legal department, and/or government agency
  • The ability to give solid, practical advice that can be understood and used in a fast-paced business environment
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to build teams and lead through collaboration
  • A strong work ethic, proven ability to meet deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously,
  • with a very high level of autonomy
  • Ability to read, write, and fluently speak and understand the English language.
  • Excellent PC skills, including proficiency in Excel

Mandatory Requirements

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Have first-chair employment litigation experience
  • Be strategic and analytical, not just smart
  • Prior experience working with a unionized workforce

Please apply here

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