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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:Commensurate with Experience - Salary
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  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school;
  • Admission and maintenance of membership in good standing with the State of Michigan;
  • Minimum of five (5) years civil litigation and/or administrative experience;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Considerable knowledge of the State and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence;
  • Trial experience;
  • Knowledge and experience handling labor and employment claims and issues;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Job Description:

The Labor, Employment & Work Comp (LEW) team of the Office of Corporation Counsel provides representation, attorney consultation, and other legal support to County Departments, employees and elected officials. The Assistant Corporation Counsel, as a member of the LEW team, will defend the County and its employees in various labor, employment and workers' compensation matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Defend labor and employment cases in all judicial and administrative bodies, including but not limited to federal and state court, EEOC, MDCR, MERC, Workers' Compensation Agency, Civil Service Commission, Unemployment Agency, Grievances and Arbitrations;
  • Handling jury and bench trials as well as appellate work in various courts and tribunals;
  • Attend and participate in various hearings, including motion practice;
  • Draft pleadings;
  • Draft all motions, with an emphasis on dispositive motions;
  • Conduct all phases of discovery process, including taking and defending depositions;
  • Conducting legal research and providing opinions to clients;
  • Consultations with Departments, primarily Personnel/Human Resources and Labor Relations;
  • Assist Labor Relations with collective bargaining issues and drafting of collective bargaining agreements;
  • Train Departments/employees on employment issues with an emphasis on sexual harassment, discrimination, FMLA and ADA;
  • Draft policies and procedures regarding employment issues;
  • Other work as assigned; currently this team assists with COVID-19 issues in the workplace.

Salary Range: $61,000 to $125,000 commensurate with experience

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Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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