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Senior Attorney, Industrial Relations, Paramount


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912,  Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history,  including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard,  The Godfather,  Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek,  Transformers,  and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar,  Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why,  The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood,  a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement,  Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS,  which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV,  Nickelodeon,  Comedy Central,  BET and other media networks.


Job Summary   

This position is responsible for performing legal duties as it pertains to the union affiliated population. 


Responsibilities to include, but not limited to: 

* Responsible for defending NLRB, EEO and Wage and Hour Cases - interviews witnesses, prepares position statements, appearances at State Labor Commissioner and NLRB proceedings 

* Handles grievances and arbitrations filed by unions and guilds 

* Negotiates and drafts settlement/severance agreements 

* Provides day to day support to productions 

* Conducts respectful workplace training sessions 

* Assists in drafting and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements 

* Advises on contract interpretation issues relating to the collective bargaining agreements 

* Performs legal research and advises on personnel issues 

* Handles investigations related to personnel issues for union affiliated and production employees including EEO related matters 

* Works with and assists in supervising outside counsel in civil litigation matters 

* When requested serves as trustee on pension and health plans and on various industry committees relating to affiliated employees 

* Implements employment decisions such as disciplinary matters or lay-offs 

* Assists in drafting policies for affiliated employees 

* Assists in handling pension and health plan audits 




Basic qualifications: 

* JD degree from an accredited Law School. Bar admission required; excellent academic credentials  

* Bachelor’s Degree  

* Minimum 3+ years experience with bargaining agreements and union/management relations  

* Minimum 3+ years experience in labor and employment field   

* Must be proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 


Desired skills: 

* Experience in the entertainment industry is a strong preference 

* Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with staff, internal and external contacts and senior management  

* Able to work in a fast paced environment, multi-task, prioritize, and manage projects 

* Excellent negotiation skills 

* Litigation experience a plus 

* Knowledge of Federal, state, and local labor and employment laws (EEO, FLSA, etc.) 

* Analytical and strategic in formulating solutions 

* A motivated self starter who is comfortable taking initiative 


Eligibility requirements: 

* Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered 

* Must be willing to submit to a background investigation 

* Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States 



REMARKS: The Company reserves the right to add, delete or modify duties and job requirements at any time.  An applicant must meet the minimum job requirements of the job for which he or she is applying.  Moreover, the Company may, as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion, evaluate whether an incumbent continues to satisfy the minimum job requirements of the job that he/she holds.  With respect to a request for reasonable accommodation, the Company will evaluate whether the applicant or employee can perform the essential functions of the subject job with or without reasonable accommodation.  The Company’s evaluation of a request for reasonable accommodation will include engaging in the interactive process with the applicant or employee. 


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.viacomcbs.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles