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IDEX Paralegal, Labor & Employment in Northbrook, Illinois

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

IDEX Corporation , an S&P 500 global manufacturing company with revenues of more than $2 billion and a market cap of over $14 billion, is a company of exceptional products and innovative technologies, whose impact reaches millions worldwide. We build mission critical components for your everyday life. Our products are used by companies making a vast array of products ranging from vaccines to chocolate. IDEX is a global provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. For additional information, please go to www.idexcorp.com .

Position. We are looking for a dedicated, skilled and engaging professional to join our team of dynamic, highly-engaged attorneys and legal professionals as Paralegal, Labor & Employment . This position is full-time.

Position Overview. Reporting to the VP, Associate General Counsel , the successful candidate will assist internal legal counsel with various substantive and administrative Labor & Employment legal activities of the enterprise on a global basis.

Position Responsibilities. This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:

  • Research and summarize relevant changes in federal, state and local employment laws. Prepare multi-jurisdictional surveys regarding discrete assigned issues.

  • Coordinate and schedule labor & employment law training programs and ensure appropriate maintenance of training records.

  • Prepare, distribute and track legal hold notices for litigation and administrative matters, including identifying potential custodians.

  • Create monthly reports pertaining to litigation, administrative charges, and internal complaints.

  • Evaluate and respond to third-party subpoenas for employment matters.Assist HR with personnel record requests from current and former employees and representatives in accordance with applicable state law.

  • Assist in managing and tracking the Company’s severance and employment-based non-compete programs, including coordinating with counsel to prepare state-specific amendments necessitated by legal developments.

  • Coordinate with external counsel and BUs to manage and track immigration matters on a global basis.

  • Partner with internal and external counsel to administer and ensure compliance with the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) program.

  • Draft and review Non-Disclosure Agreements

  • Review and revise standard employment-based agreements in accordance with company templates and with attorney oversight as needed

  • Support employment law matters related to complex projects, including M&A strategies, divestitures, and organizational reductions and restructuring

  • Handle various administrative tasks and ad-hoc legal projects.

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with business partners, legal department members and human resources professionals.

Required Position Qualifications & Skills:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Paralegal certificate required.

  • Minimum of 5 years in legal environment (law firm/in-house)

  • Strong judgment, professionalism and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and complete projects in a timely manner

  • Ownership and ability to “run point” on certain work for the Legal Department

  • Good attention to detail and precise written work product

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business communication and legal documents

  • Ability to exercise discretion and diplomacy in handling executive matters

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must be able to handle company confidential information and data requiring the highest degree of attention to preserve confidentiality.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to compile information from multiple sources.

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and handle unanticipated situations and work effectively under pressure.

Compensation & Benefits: Competitive salary and employee benefits.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer & encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Legal

Business Unit: Corporate

Job Segment: Corporate

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