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Labor and Employment Counsel

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Date: Jan 23, 2017

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.


The Labor and Employment Counsel will provide labor and employment-related legal advice for operating subsidiaries and resorts in certain geographic locations.  That advice must promote effective and efficient achievement of operational business goals while balancing risk and minimizing potential legal liability.  Labor and Employment Counsel will lead labor matters, including organizing campaigns, negotiations around collective bargaining, and labor arbitration.  Labor and Employment Counsel will also perform and provide assistance with day-to-day employment-related questions and focus on areas such as internal investigations of employment practice-related complaints, OFCCP/federal contract compliance, benefits, OSHA, workers’ compensation, and use of alternative staff.  Labor and Employment Counsel will also be responsible for managing work performed by outside counsel and drafting responses to government agency inquiries and charges.


  • Provide advice and counsel to Human Resources concerning employment-related issues, including employee relations, wage-hour, OFCCP/federal contract compliance, benefits, OSHA, workers’ compensation, and use of alternative staff
  • Provide enterprise-wide advice about organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, as well as analyzing and drafting related communications
  • Support and drive HR compliance and process development efforts, in certain specific subject areas
  • Conduct and provide counsel on internal investigations, ensuring that claims are addressed promptly, thoroughly and appropriately
  • Investigate, and prepare responses to EEOC and state fair employment agency discrimination charges and other types of employment-related agency complaints, such as federal and state departments of labor and health and safety agencies
  • Supervise and/or partner with internal and outside counsel in employment-related adversarial proceedings in most effective and efficient manner
  • Other duties as assigned

 Minimum Qualifications

  • JD from accredited law school required
  • Minimum 8 years legal experience, including both labor and employment law, with a strong emphasis on advice and counseling
  • A mix of corporate law firm and in-house experience preferred
  • Experience addressing benefits, immigration, OSHA, OFCCP/Federal Contractor compliance preferred
  • Active state bar license, CO or CA preferred
  • Clear and concise, superior oral and written English language communication skills required
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to analyze problems, propose resolutions, and provide advice that is creative, practical and legally acceptable, taking into account the needs and objectives of the business
  • Maturity and strong leadership skills
  • Strong “presence” and the ability to quickly gain the confidence of clients
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments and prioritize work assignments as needed to meet client needs.
  • Ability to see the big picture along with strong attention to detail and a high degree of follow-through
  • Ability to work under high pressure conditions and to successfully handle stressful situations
  • Must have experience performing investigations and judging credibility

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 129308

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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