Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract.
As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations.
We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.
- Counsel and represent Rivian on labor and employment law issues, including those under state and federal laws governing EEO, wage & hour, leave of absence, retaliation and whistleblower, and other labor and employment law matters
- Provide legal, strategic and business guidance to Rivian’s People Team (HR), including with respect to recruiting, voluntary and involuntary terminations, and investigations
- Evaluate and communicate legal risks associated with complaints, grievances, charges, employer practices, and other legal matters
- Defend and represent the Company in matters before federal and state agencies, including the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), NLRB, EEOC, OSHA and DOL
- Draft policies, handbooks, agreements and position statements, and implement controls throughout the organization with respect thereto
- Handle cross-disciplinary legal matters in collaboration with regulatory and business attorneys and other professionals and paraprofessionals
- Engage with outside counsel to efficiently deliver legal expertise and guidance when needed
- Prepare legal documents, memoranda and other forms of communication regarding transactional or legal advice
- Provide legal counsel to middle management, senior management and executives on complex legal issues that have a significant impact to the organization
- Counsel leaders and management on relevant changes in the law, including state and local laws and regulations that impact Rivian’s facilities and operations
- Handle multiple legal matters in collaboration with other attorneys and paraprofessionals
- Must have a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of California Bar
- 8+ years of California labor and employment experience
- Demonstrated leadership experience, decision-making ability and excellent judgement
- In-house experience as an employment lawyer at a technology or automotive company, preferred
- Experience managing and completing complex projects
- Excellent knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (including ADA, ADEA, FMLA, CFRA, FEHA, FLSA, IWC Wage Orders, etc.)
- Experience providing advice and counsel to management and Human Resource professionals on a broad range of employment issues, including recruiting; hiring; discipline and terminations; leaves of absence; wage and hour compliance; EEO compliance; restrictive covenants; and contingent worker issues
- Experience managing outside counsel on employment litigation matters
- Experience supporting HR and business executives regarding employee handbooks, policies and procedures, internal trainings, offer letters, termination agreements, bonuses, and other compensation matters
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Strong client relations skills
- A commitment to teamwork, collaboration and professionalism
Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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