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Senior Employment Counsel



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

This role will serve as a strategic partner to CLEAR's People & Performance team, providing expert legal advice and guidance on employee relations matters across corporate and field (airport) locations, ensuring compliance with employment laws and promoting a positive employee experience.

What you'll do:

  • Partner with our People & Performance team to proactively manage employee relations issues, including investigations, disciplinary actions, and terminations, to mitigate legal risks
  • Work alongside Training & Compliance teams to develop programs for managers and employees on relevant employment laws, policies, and best practices
  • Review and draft employment-related documents, such as policies, employment agreements, and communications, to ensure legal compliance
  • Manage employment litigation, including but not limited to discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination cases, from initiation to resolution, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Handle claims related to employment practices, such as wage and hour disputes, EEOC charges, and ADA accommodations, providing strategic advice and legal representation as needed

How you'll measure success:

  • Ensure all employment-related policies and procedures are compliant
  • Reduce legal risks associated with employee relations matters by implementing proactive measures
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders across the organization through proactive engagement

What you're great at:

  • Interpret and apply federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations in a corporate setting
  • Proven track record of providing strategic legal advice on complex employee & labor relations issues
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to provide practical solutions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school and active Bar membership in the relevant jurisdiction
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience practicing employment law, preferably in a corporate environment or law firm
  • Experience working with both hourly & salaried employee populations

How You'll be Rewarded:

At CLEAR we help YOU move forward - because when you’re at your best, we’re at our best. You’ll work with talented team members who are motivated by our mission of making experiences safer and easier. Our hybrid work environment provides flexibility. In our offices, you’ll enjoy benefits like meals and snacks. We invest in your well-being and learning & development with our stipend and reimbursement programs.

We offer holistic total rewards, including comprehensive healthcare plans, family building benefits (fertility and adoption/surrogacy support), flexible time off, free OneMedical memberships for you and your dependents, and a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match. The base salary range for this role is $200,000 - $250,000, depending on levels of skills and experience.

The base salary range represents the low and high end of CLEAR’s salary range for this position. Salaries will vary depending on various factors which include, but are not limited to location, education, skills, experience and performance. The range listed is just one component of CLEAR’s total compensation package for employees and other rewards may include annual bonuses, commission, Restricted Stock Units


Have you ever had that green-light feeling? When you hit every green light and the day just feels like magic. CLEAR's mission is to create frictionless experiences where every day has that feeling. With more than 22+ million passionate members and hundreds of partners around the world, CLEAR’s identity platform is transforming the way people live, work, and travel. Whether it’s at the airport, stadium, or right on your phone, CLEAR connects you to the things that make you, you - unlocking easier, more secure, and more seamless experiences - making them all feel like magic.

CLEAR provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or protected needs. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to, time off, extra breaks, making a change to the application process or work procedures, policy exceptions, providing documents in an alternative format, live captioning or using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

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