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Senior Counsel- Employment Law- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  400813

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 85,000 people at more than 3,600 locations in 32 countries.  Imagine a company capable of providing the modern building materials needed to build our homes, schools, communities, even the bridges and highways to get you there. We are CRH Americas, North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and the second largest globally. 


Position Overview


CRH Americas, Inc. is seeking an experienced employment attorney to join its collaborative legal department. In this hands-on role, you will report to the Associate General Counsel - Employment of CRH Americas, Inc. and work closely with human resources and other business partners to provide legal counsel, strategy, and direction on a wide variety of employment law and human resources matters.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Provide legal advice to business partners, including human resources, safety, and management, on a broad range of employment issues including: recruiting and hiring, employee relations, performance management, leaves of absence, accommodations, compensation and benefits, wage and hour, workplace investigations, terminations, and contingent workforce matters.
  • Work collaboratively with business partners to solve legal, risk and business issues.
  • Investigate and respond to claims, demand letters, administrative complaints, audits, and other employment-related inquiries (e.g., EEOC, FEPA, DOL, OSHA/MSHA, and other state/local agencies).
  • Lead privileged internal audits and investigations.
  • Draft and revise employment-related agreements, templates, policies, and procedures, such as restrictive covenant agreements, consulting agreements, severance agreements, and handbooks.
  • Create and deliver engaging and educational trainings related to employment matters, such as HR best practices, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, etc.
  • Monitor legislation, regulations, case law, and government enforcement activities and provide strategic advice to business partners regarding the same.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects.
  • Manage outside counsel as necessary, including setting case strategies, instituting litigation holds, and reviewing budgets and invoices.
  • Work collaboratively with all levels of internal and external clients.
  • Identify legal exposures and take steps to ensure processes are in place to mitigate those exposures.
  • Provide legal support for acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Maintain a courteous, cooperative, and professional demeanor at all times.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required. 
  • Other duties as assigned.






  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • License to practice law in at least one state.
  • At least two years of practicing employment law as part of an in-house team or law firm.
  • Knowledge of best-in-class practices with respect to employment compliance.
  • Working knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing employment.
  • Working knowledge of Westlaw and other legal research databases.


Work Requirements


  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties.
  • Must be willing to travel up to an average of 40% of work days.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees and government officials.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Personal accountability for work, work product, and deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.
  • Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to analyze risk.
  • Ability to maintain high quality results in a team-oriented, rapid-paced, time-sensitive environment.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities with the ability to visualize and communicate solutions.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Track record of making sound strategic and objective decisions in challenging situations.
  • Proven track record of formulating creative solutions to commercial problems.
  • Experience of managing relationships with external counsel and controlling costs.
  • A problem-solver who is pragmatic, creative, and willing to take responsibility.
  • Capable of synthesizing complex information and delivering succinct summaries.
  • A strong influencer who is able to create alignment while retaining the self-confidence to speak his/her mind.
  • A proactive, adaptable, and hands-on attitude to get things done.
  • Enjoys operating as part of a team, proactively builds relationships, and contributes to others’ successes.
  • A credible operator whose view is sought out and has an opinion that matters.
  • Sets high standards and continually seeks a better way to do things.
  • Resilience and a sense of humor.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email, document preparation, and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The home office is an open office environment where the noise level is usually quiet.
  • The noise level and conditions at facilities and projects is similar to that of other heavy industries.
  • The position will require work outside of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Jun 23, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Employee Relations, Consulting, Performance Management, Human Resources, Technology