Assistant General Counsel - Employment

United States
Nov, 24
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Avant is dedicated to building premier digital banking solutions for the middle class through a combination of technology, analytics and superior customer service. Since 2012, Avant has connected over 1.5 million customers to over $7.5 billion in loans and 800,000 credit cards. A high growth financial technology company, Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg, and has raised over $600 million of equity capital. Visit www.avant.com for more information.

What you will do at Avant

    • Ensure compliance with - and provide strategic guidance related to - all Federal, State, and Local employment and employee-related laws and requirements (including the FLSA, OSHA, and other COVID-related legislation, EEO, ADA, ADEA, the FMLA, and related state leave laws, pay equity requirements, etc.); identify and communicate trends and risks regarding the same
    • Draft employment-related agreements and policies, including offer letters, severance agreements, confidentiality and non-solicit agreements, independent contractor agreements, Employee Handbooks, and related policies, etc.
    • Provide support on Executive Compensation-related matters, including review of Incentive Plans, ensuring compliance with deferred compensation requirements, advising on external executive compensation trends, etc.
    • Collaborate with HR to ensure effective resolution of sensitive employment-related matters, including terminations, investigations, complaints, etc. 
    • Provide legal support on all aspects of the employee lifecycle (hiring, performance management, training, DEI, development, terminations)
    • Support immigration matters, including supporting HR in communications with external immigration consultants
    • Advise on all benefits compliance matters and ensure adherence to various governmental filings
    • Develop training to support a culture of compliance and respect

Why you are a fit:

    • JD degree and active license to practice
    • 6+ years of experience in employment, benefits, or executive compensation law
    • Ability to see the big picture without losing the ability to execute
    • Experience with large, non-exempt employee population preferred
    • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) 
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Why Avant is a fit for you:
At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:
We value, support, and help each other grow
We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
We succeed when our customers succeed
We get sh!t done… responsibly
And we keep it fun!
We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.
Avant is an equal opportunity employer and individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), age, disability or genetic information or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.
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