Motorola Solutions, Inc. Labor & Employment Law Attorney (US Remote) in Jersey City, New Jersey

April 1, 2024

Job Description

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we’re guided by a shared purpose – helping people be their best in the moments that matter – and we live up to our purpose every day by solving for safer. Because people can only be their best when they not only feel safe, but are safe. We’re solving for safer by building the best possible technologies across every part of our safety and security ecosystem. That’s mission-critical communications devices and networks, AI-powered video security & access control and the ability to unite voice, video and data in a single command center view. We’re solving for safer by connecting public safety agencies and enterprises, enabling the collaboration that’s critical to connect those in need with those who can help. The work we do here matters.

Department OverviewThe Labor and Employment Law Attorney will provide day-to-day legal counsel on a company-wide basis and work closely with our Human Resources department (HR) to ensure complete compliance in our employment practices. This role will be charged with monitoring relevant federal and state rules and regulations, updating company employee policies and handbooks, counseling the HR team on health and compensation benefit plans and working hand in hand with our HR department to provide legal counsel in their day to day operations.Job Description


  • Provide global support and legal counsel to HR and other global business partners. Proactively engage with business leaders to develop a trusted advisor relationship. Learn and stay apprised of the nature of the business, priorities and challenges. Serve as a thought leader on key projects.

  • Provide pragmatic advice and guidance that aligns with the company’s strategic objectives, risk tolerance and values.

  • Advise U.S. HR personnel and other business partners on state and federal employment laws, including the FMLA, FLSA, ADEA and WARN; employment related claims; contract issues; common law claims; and non-competition/non-solicitation matters

  • Draft, interpret, and implement employment-related agreements and policies including offer letters, severance agreements, confidentiality agreements, settlement agreements, HR policies, and employee relations documentation

  • Assess employment training needs, develop training materials and provide training on labor & employment law issues to managers and human resource professionals

  • Counsel senior leaders, employee benefit professionals and fiduciaries on matters including qualified retirement plans, executive compensation issues, health and welfare plans, fiduciary compliance, plan governance and prohibited transactions and legal compliance (including ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA, and ACA)

  • Support due diligence, negotiation and implementation of M&A transactions with regard to employee benefit matters and other labor and employment issues

  • Manage any administrative charges pending with the EEOC, DOL, and state agencies

  • Manage outside counsel, monitoring efficient use of their services and the practice area budget

  • Assist litigation counsel (in-house or external) as necessary in employment litigation, including fact finding and discovery

  • Monitor and respond to regulatory and legislative developments/changes/trends. Identify trends and plan for risks.

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Deep knowledge of employment/benefits law. Ability to identify risks, propose and execute on mitigation measures.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment, appropriately prioritizing high risk matters. Ability to manage multiple demands with energy, urgency and a positive attitude. Flexibility

  • Confident, independent decision making, while still keeping stakeholders informed and involved as appropriate.

This position will work actively with internal clients and the business as well as human resources and requires the ability to travel and work extended hours when necessary.

NOTE: Candidate may reside anywhere in the US


Basic Requirements

  • J.D. from accredited law school and licensed to practice law in, at least, one U.S. state
  • 7-10 years of employment law experience in a major law firm, advising private and public companies on sophisticated employee benefits and executive compensation arrangements and other employment matters, including M&A transaction matters OR 7-10 years as an in house, employment lawyer at a large corporation. Employment litigation is a plus.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely is required. Employer work permit sponsorship is not available for this position.

Travel Requirements10-25%Relocation ProvidedNonePosition TypeExperiencedReferral Payment PlanYes

Our U.S.Benefitsinclude:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Visionbenefits
  • 401K with Company Match
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • GenerousPaidTime Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PaidParental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally-protected characteristic.

We are proud of our people-first and community-focused culture, empowering every Motorolan to be their most authentic self and to do their best work to deliver on the promise of a safer world. If you’d like to join our team but feel that you don’t quite meet all of the preferred skills, we’d still love to hear why you think you’d be a great addition to our team.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive and accessible recruiting experience for candidates with disabilities, or other physical or mental health conditions. To request an accommodation, please email .

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to no discrimination because of race, color, creed, marital status, age, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.


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