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Employment Law

Knowledge of domestic and international laws governing employment, and the ability to interpret and take action on aspects of employment laws that impact the business.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Describes key domestic and international employment laws that apply to the business.

Identifies major federal laws that affect employer-employee relationships.

Identifies the repositories of employment law information available to the organization.

Cites examples of relevant federal, state and local employment laws, cases and legal precedents.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Supports a legal action taken against one or more employees.

Follows internal business practices for compliance with OSHA, ERISA, FMLA and other legislation.

Seeks and identifies possible employee rights violations; reports findings to management.

Assists in gathering evidence needed to defend the organization in a lawsuit.

Assists in the development of company personnel handbooks.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Guides others on interpreting employment law for diverse organizations.

Manages various aspects of anti-discrimination legislation that may impact the organization.

Develops standard processes to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of employment contracts.

Advises senior management regarding business practices that may lead to employee lawsuits.

Develops the language used in employment contracts for individual contributors and contractors.

Coaches others on how to negotiate collective bargaining agreements.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs systematic protocols and procedures for interpreting employment law at the enterprise-level.

Advocates for the development of new technologies and tools in employment law.

Re-shapes a system to organize and maintain differing employment laws.

Develops organizational best practices for the management of employment law.

Promotes industry wide developments and improvements in employment law.

Leads discussions on the historical background and future perspective of employment law.

Interview Questions

  • What kinds of problems have you encountered while learning employment legislation?
  • How did your organization ensure it was following applicable employment laws and regulations?
  • Tell me about your experience with employment law.
  • What industry trends do you recognize in the technologies and tools used in employment law?

Titles with Shared Competencies