Labor & Employment Counsel
Lincoln Electric

Cleveland, Ohio

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Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expertâ„¢ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.

Location: Euclid - 22801 - Cleveland, OH, United States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Legal

Req ID: 24282

PURPOSE: Lincoln Electric, a global manufacturer headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is seeking an experienced employment lawyer who can act as the primary legal advisor on U.S. employment law, support our global operations, offer solutions that balance legal risk and business impact, and work effectively with cross-functional and international teams on a variety of employment and compliance matters.


  • Provide effective and practical counsel on a broad range of sophisticated U.S. employment issues including: recruiting, hiring, employee relations, discipline, terminations, reductions-in-force, leaves of absence, accommodations, wage and hour compliance, immigration, workers' compensation, organized labor matters, health/safety (OSHA), non-compete agreements and data privacy.
  • Collaborate with global colleagues on employment matters outside the U.S., providing strategic counsel and oversight.
  • Help develop and implement employment practices and policies that balance legal risk with business priorities.
  • Lead complex internal investigations in collaboration with the Compliance Department.
  • Assist in the management of employment litigation, and pre-litigation disputes.
  • Monitor new regulatory/legal developments and assess impacts on business practices and long-term business goals.
  • Plan and conduct training for managers and employees on employment-related topics.
  • Support legal department and cross-functional colleagues on complex legal matters, including on M&A due diligence and integration activities.

  • JD degree from an accredited law school; license to practice law in the US.
  • 7+ years of substantive employment experience.
  • Large law firm and/or large international company experience preferred.
  • Proven track record of success providing strategic employment counsel to business partners.
  • Expert-level familiarity with U.S. federal and state employment laws.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Collaborative and able to develop trust and credibility.
  • Fluent in all Microsoft Office applications.

Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Job Segment: Welding, Fabrication, Manufacturing

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