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Employment Counsel


Employment Counsel

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    Wish is seeking a creative and strategic Employment Counsel to join its Legal team. As the team’s second employment counsel, you will provide practical and business-focused legal advice on a variety of employment issues. You will be a key advisor, problem solver, and thought partner for our People Team (including Human Resources, Recruiting, and Workplace). You should have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and team-player mentality — all are key to succeeding in this role. This role will report to Wish’s Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel.


    • Provide practical day-to-day advice and counseling on a broad range of employment issues, including performance management, terminations, hiring, wage and hour, leaves of absence, accommodations, compensation and benefits, and restrictive covenants
    • Advise our HRBPs on workplace investigations and employee relations concerns
    • Drive global employment law compliance through creation and maintenance of procedures, policies, and templates
    • Collaborate with cross-functional colleagues and local counsel to advise on international employment issues
    • Conduct ongoing training of the People team on developments in employment law, employee relations best practices, and investigation techniques
    • Support our ethics & compliance program by assisting in compliance investigations, proactively identifying compliance risks and ways to mitigate, and ensuring that our program evolves and remains relevant with our employees
    • Assist with employment-related disputes, including demand letters, agency charges, and litigation
    • Establish and maintain credibility and trust with key stakeholders, legal team members, and other colleagues


  • Qualifications


    • J.D. degree from an accredited law school and a bar membership in good standing
    • 5+ years of substantive employment law experience (law firm, government, and/or in-house)
    • Common sense, critical thinking skills, and a good sense of humor
    • Problem-solving skills, an ownership mentality, and an ability to learn quickly
    • Ability to think quickly on your feet and simultaneously manage complex workloads, multiple demands, and shifting priorities
    • A passion for driving results and pride in your work
    • A sense of urgency, honesty, and fairness
    • Impeccable ethical standards


    • Prior in-house or seconded company experience
    • Deep international experience
    • Ethics & compliance experience (anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions screening, conflicts of interest, gifts & entertainment, etc.)
    • Experience advising on equity or executive compensation matters
    • Commercial contracting experience

    Additional Information

    Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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  • Industry
    Transportation / Trucking / Railroad