Zendesk is currently looking for an employment and benefits attorney who is interested in joining its dynamic (and fun) legal team. You will have the opportunity for lots of ownership while delivering practical advice to time-sensitive employment, recruiting, and benefits related legal matters. No two days are the same!
Report to our Senior Corporate Counsel (Employment) and work together as the primary legal resource to Zendesk’s global People Operations organization across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC
Provide counseling and support for on all matters recruiting, employment, termination, and compensation/benefits
Draft, revise, and update employment-related documentation and agreements
Advise on internal investigations and recommend appropriate outcomes
Assist in the management of global employment litigation including strategy, discovery, drafting, and coordination with external counsel
Assist with Zendesk’s compliance and employee training efforts, global equity plans, diversity and inclusion initiatives, executive compensation matters, sales compensation matters, corporate legal matters, and contingent workforce
Work cross-functionally with teams including (but not limited to) legal, finance, stock administration, sales operations, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility to support Zendesk’s goals and manage its legal obligations
Liaise through email and calls with global external legal counsel as needed
Leverage internal knowledge of Zendesk’s business and goals to provide practical advice
JD from a leading program with strong academic credentials, and admission in good standing to practice in the State of California
Minimum of 3 years’ experience at a law firm and/or in house at a company with a focus in employment and compensation/benefits
Experience counseling on matters involving California and federal US employment laws
Experience or interest in managing international employment and compensation/benefits issues
Experience or interest in managing international employment litigation
Familiarity with drafting and reviewing employment documentation, including contracts, policies, and equity and compensation plans
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Desire to develop knowledge of Zendesk’s business in order to provide specific advice that balances legal obligations and business goals
Ability to work and build relationships across functions and provide clear explanations to members of other teams
Mentality that no task is too big or too small and a willingness to work together towards solutions with integrity, diplomacy, and tact
Collaborative, upbeat work ethic where you can take ownership and have fun
Understanding of the impact of a highly satisfied, excited team and enjoy working across multiple time zones and cultures
Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. Zendesk products are easy to use and implement. They give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scale with their growth. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Learn more at www.zendesk.com.
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