Legal Counsel - Labor & Employment

Katy, TX, USA

Academy Sports + Outdoors

About the Role

Responsibilities:

Advise Human Resources Department and other business clients regarding compliance with all requirements in the area of labor, employment and benefits.
Partner with Human Resources Department and other business clients regarding Company policies affecting the Company’s relationships with its employees, vendors, customers and other third parties.
Develop strong partnership with executive management, senior management from other corporate departments, distribution centers, stores and their vendors
Represent all Academy departments and locations on enterprise-level issues both internally and externally
Partner with business clients to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully and maintain confidentiality
Develop standardized processes and procedures for the organization in identified practice area(s)
Develop and manage policies and procedures regarding labor and employment issues
Review, recommend and manage outside counsel to represent Academy in legal matters
Manage legal staff, including paralegals and administrative assistants
Assist with annual budget submissions for identified practice area(s)
Operate within constraints of the financial budget for assigned practice area(s)
Identify and develop projects spanning other corporate departments, distribution centers, stores and their vendors
Identify and implement growth strategies and process improvements across multiple areas
Develop a thorough understanding of Academy’s policies, procedures and safety rules
Duties may change; team members may be required to perform other duties as assigned=

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About the Company

Academy® Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy® culture for over 80 years. With more than 22,000 team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.