Senior Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment



Job ID: 23699


Are you passionate about Labor and Employment law on a global scale? Does joining a fast-growing technology organization that positively impacts the world every day inspire you? Does a newly created role where you will leverage your expertise in managing labor and employment matters sound exciting? This is a unique time to join HID Global and help build our labor and employment law practice in-house, directly impacting the business.


Who are we? 

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.

We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,000 worldwide employees. Check us out here: and 


HID’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Department

The Labor and Employment position is a part of our Legal and Corporate affairs department and will report into the General Counsel for HID Global. This role will provide leadership and execution advancing our Labor and Employment program both domestically and internationally, including North America, South America, Asia and Europe. This role will interact across all levels of the organization including the HID Global executive team.


As our Senior General Counsel, you’ll support HID’s success by: 


  • Counseling and being a trusted advisor to Human Resources (HR) department, especially with complex or higher risk labor and employee issues and employment risk avoidance and mitigation.
  • Providing legal advice on employment agreement templates or complex provisions.
  • Structuring management of and overseeing employment and labor matters for HID affiliates globally.
  • Handling of organized labor related matters, including work councils.
  • Partnering with and training Human Resources, as needed, on internal investigations involving labor and employment laws and policies.
  • Counseling company and Human Resources on changing employee compliance matters such as non-competition agreements, and IP ownership.
  • Providing guidance on legal aspects of employee benefits, compensation, use of independent contractors, and employment policies.
  • Reviewing employee handbook, policies, and work practices to minimize legal or regulatory risk.
  • Providing internal direct training and train-the-trainer programs on workplace related policies and laws.
  • Advising on remote working situations with Labor and Employment impact globally.
  • Selecting and overseeing of outside labor and employment counsel globally.
  • Reviewing and assisting Human Resources department with anti-harassment and anti-discrimination guidelines and compliance.
  • Assisting Human Resources with employee immigration concerns.


What we will love about your background: 


  • Experience with international employment laws and regulations.
  • Experience working in-house for a global organization.
  • Ability to support and be a true partner across all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in handling governmental inquiries and claims relating to labor and employment matters.
  • Exposure to company boards of directors and high-level executives.
  • Ability in assessing analytics and presenting data on law department and company labor and employment practices.


Your Experience and Education include:


  • Law Degree
  • Minimum 7 years of in-house experience in a global organization preferred. 
  • Experience with international employment laws and regulations highly desired.


Who you are as a Leader:


  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Willingness to ‘roll up sleeves’ and dive deep into tactical work when necessary.
  • Good interpersonal skills, willingness to learn and continue to grow professionally.


Why apply? 


  • Empowerment: You’ll work as part of a global team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise.
  • Innovation: You embrace challenges and want to drive ambitious change.
  • Integrity: You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly.


HID Global is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!
On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally. As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

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Austin, TX, US, 78753

Legal, Compliance & Audit
Travel Required: 0%-10%

Nearest Major Market: Austin