(WA) Redmond, Legal Fellow, HR Legal Group - Microsoft
Description:Are you passionate about the opportunity to support Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain leading talent and advise on critical legal issues faced by our global human resources operations? Microsoft’s HR Legal Group has an immediate opening for an attorney to join the team as a Legal Fellow to work across a wide range of issues across employment, global immigration, compliance, internal programs and policy.
In this role, the Legal Fellow will be involved with the following areas and responsibilities:
- U.S. immigration. Support the U.S. immigration team with programs that deliver critical immigration support and benefits to high-skilled visa-dependent employees.
- U.S. employment law. Assist in advising Human Resources on a range of employment and labor law issues and programs.
- Global employment and migration. Assist with advice, program and policy development and implementation, and research on broad internal and external workforce issues impacting our business groups globally.
- Employment compliance. Assist the employment compliance and employee relations and investigations team with affirmative action and EEO obligations and employee investigations.
- Policy. Support the team’s workforce policy agenda by assisting with Microsoft’s transformational program build-out of apprenticeships in the IT sector, and contribute to discrete projects relating to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.
- Customer Focus—Consistently keeping the needs of the client or customer as a top consideration while working to meet or exceed expectations.
- Adaptability—Exhibiting curiosity and looking for opportunities to new learn subject matter, methods, and processes.
- Collaboration—Working effectively with others in an inclusive way, while accepting and sharing ideas and information.
- Drive for results—Persevering in completing tasks, even in the face of setbacks, with confidence, energy and self-initiation.
- Strong judgment—Identifying problems effectively and exhibiting decision-making based on key information and input.
- J.D. or international law degree
- License to practice / active bar membership in any state in the U.S.
- At least 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney