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Labor & Employment Attorney

imp.php?publisher=5c2760f7c8f999c2ad4eaa4ff338386f&chnl=&rssjobid=59000&rssurlid=-4 Growing law firm is seeking an attorney to be an integral part of a growing labor and employment law team that provides legal services and advice to both new and existing clients of the firm.

The attorney must be productive and motivated to run a successful practice involving employment law matters, as well as others that may arise from time to time.

The attorney must be an effective client relationship manager possessing strong communication skills.

Specific duties and responsibilities include working with clients in the following areas - wage and hour laws, workplace safety, rest break laws, employee leave laws, workplace harassment, discrimination laws, crafting company policies/employee handbooks, labor negotiating, contract administration, and arbitration.  Must effectively manage and grow relationships with existing clients, as well as successfully execute strategic initiatives to secure new clients; take a lead role in meeting with and advising clients on employment law matters; appear before state and federal agencies and in court, at depositions, in mediations, and at other litigation and dispute resolution contexts with and on behalf of clients; travel between the firm's various office locations and from and to client, state and federal agency, and court locations throughout the state to effectively grow relationships and manage and resolve client problems from these locations.

The attorney must meet the following qualifications: be in good standing and licensed to practice law in the State of Maine or will be taking the bar exam in 2018; high degree of accuracy and thoroughness in work product; excellent oral advocacy and interpersonal skills; a strong familiarity with and commitment to Maine, particularly northern, eastern, and mid-coast Maine; ability to work independently to develop existing and new client relationships; sound analytical and reasoning skills; a good team player and ability to work well with employees at all levels; highly organized and able to manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines; ability to use technology effectively in the practice of law; strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment with other disciplines; and flexible and adaptable - unafraid of ambiguity or a challenge.

Competitive compensation and benefit package offered.  Flexible benefit plan includes employee group health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, medical and dependent care reimbursement plans, health savings account, and long-term care insurance.  In addition, the firm provides a generous 401k plan and paid leave policies.

Please submit résumé and professional references in confidence to: Eaton Peabody, Human Resources PO Box 1210 Bangor, Maine 04402-1210 or click "Apply Now".

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