Corporate Counsel - Employment

Virtual, USA

  • ID:2024-3437
  • Category: Legal

Overview

Frontdoor is reimagining how homeowners maintain and repair their most valuable asset – their home. As the parent company of two leading brands, we bring over 50 years of experience in providing our members with comprehensive options to protect their homes from costly and unexpected breakdowns through our extensive network of pre-qualified professional contractors. American Home Shield, the category leader in home service plans with approximately two million members, gives homeowners budget protection and convenience, covering up to 23 essential home systems and appliances. Frontdoor is a cutting edge, one-stop app for home repair and maintenance. Enabled by our Streem technology, the app empowers homeowners by connecting them in real time through video chat with pre-qualified experts to diagnose and solve their problems. The Frontdoor app also offers homeowners a range of other benefits including DIY tips, discounts and more. For more information about American Home Shield and Frontdoor, please visit frontdoorhome.com .

Responsibilities

Summary: Frontdoor seeks a talented, energetic, innovative and self‐motivated attorney with at least 3-5 years ofrelevant legal experience to serve as Corporate Counsel – Employment. This position will report directlyto the Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Employment and Litigation and will be responsiblefor advising the Company on a range of employment-related matters for a virtual-first workforce. Thisrole requires the possession of a strong analytical and problem-solving mindset, coupled with anemployer-side employment law background. The ideal candidate will have a practical, business-orientedapproach to problem-solving and will value working in a dynamic and fast-paced corporateenvironment.

Shared Purpose and Values:

At Frontdoor, we make life easier for every homeowner. Home is more than a place – it is a connection that each of us sparks as we lived our shared values: Help people. Own it. Move forward. Explore. We make these commitments to ourselves and others each day. They guide, inspire and empower us on our journey. A successful candidate will be energized and excited by our shared purpose and values. If you identify with our shared purpose and values, we would welcome the opportunity to meet you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing high quality and timely legal advice and counsel to Legal Team members and business partners on employment and other legal issues pertaining to the operations and continued growth and expansion of our home warranty business and related businesses.

  • Providing legal support to the People Team regarding employment and labor-related matters, which may include employee relations issues, policy development and employee benefit plan compliance.

  • Assuring company compliance with federal, state and local labor and employment laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, State and local wage and hour laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII and ERISA.

  • Willingness to support as needed a range of legal projects beyond employment focus areas, including commercial and consumer litigation, contracts, marketing, regulatory, corporate governance and legal operations in support of the Company’s strategic priorities and legal objectives.

  • Developing strategies to mitigate risks and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, especially with regard to legal and employment processes.

  • Assisting as needed on labor and employment issues for the company’s international operations.

  • Identifying and analyzing legal issues, and effectively communicating sound, understandable legal recommendations to Legal Team colleagues and the appropriate business team members.

  • Actively participating in a collaborative manner in cross-functional business teams to identify, evaluate and resolve complex business issues and risks.

  • Working with and supervising outside counsel and managing legal budgets, as appropriate.

  • Willingness to handle other projects and matters as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • J.D. with at least 3 to 5 years of legal experience, preferably in a large law firm or in-house legal department handling employment and/or litigation matters, although willing to consider strong candidates with other experiences;

  • Expertise operating in a complex regulatory environment and/or an innovative or rapidly-growing company or similar business venture is strongly preferred;

  • Top academic record and large firm experience preferred;

  • Creative problem solver with customer focus and “can do” attitude;

  • Ability to multi-task with a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines within a changing, fast‐paced environment;

  • Team player with strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;

  • Able to easily build rapport and the gain the confidence and respect of peers and business leaders;

  • Possess strong issue identification and problem-solving skills;

  • Good sense of humor and willingness to laugh;

  • Good standing in a state bar with the ability to join the Tennessee bar as in-house counsel.

Location:

  • Remote, but willingness to travel to business locations as required.

Other/State Specific

Compensation:

This role pays between $160,000 and $180,000 and your actual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, responsibilities, experience, and location.At Frontdoor certain roles are eligible for additional rewards and incentives. Speak directly to your recruiter to learn more.

Our approach to benefits is holistic, and includes health, wellbeing and financial components including: insurance for medical/pharmacy, dental, vision, life, and disability, weight loss and smoking cessation programs, matching 401(k) and ability to participate in our employee stock purchase plan. Learn more about benefits (https://frontdoor.jobs/benefits/) at Frontdoor.

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ID 2024-3437

Category Legal

Type Full Time

Company AHS American Home Shield Corp

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Frontdoor is a company that’s obsessed with taking the hassle out of owning a home. With services powered by people and enabled by technology, it is the parent company of four home service plan brands: American Home Shield, HSA, Landmark and OneGuard, as well as AHS Proconnect , an on-demand membership service for home repairs and maintenance, and Streem, a technology company that enables businesses to serve customers through an enhanced augmented reality, computer vision and machine learning platform. Frontdoor serves more than two million customers across the U.S. through a network of more than 16,000 pre-qualified contractor firms that employ over 45,000 technicians. The company’s customizable home service plans help customers protect and maintain their homes from costly and unexpected breakdowns of essential home systems and appliances. With nearly 50 years of experience, the company responds to over four million service requests annually (or one request every eight seconds). For more details, visit frontdoorhome.com.