Instacart

Employment Counsel

Instacart

March 24, 2021

San Francisco, CA, US

OVERVIEW
Instacart is seeking a talented and self-motivated Employment Counsel to join our rapidly growing legal team! You must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment, prioritize a dynamic and varied workload, and possess excellent judgment. You'll also need to be proactive and engaged, able to work well cross-functionally both internally and externally, excited about technology and e-commerce, and ready to roll up your sleeves and dig into tough problems.
ABOUT THE JOB
  • Partnering closely with Human Resources and business partners to evaluate legal risks and provide subject matter knowledge on a broad range of employment issues, including wage and hour, recruiting and hiring, training, employee management, and HR best practices
  • Drafting and revising a variety of employment-related agreements and other written content such as offer letters, contractor agreements, vendor agreements, and more
  • Helping to develop and implement scalable self-service tools and processes for the HR and Operations teams as the company grows
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to structure contractor and employment law compliance across multiple jurisdictions
  • Handling and resolving employment claims and litigation, including managing outside counsel
  • Thinking ahead, seeing around corners, and helping to prepare for and address contractor and employment issues that may arise in the future

ABOUT YOU
  • J.D. from a top-tier law school and membership with at least one state bar (preferably California)
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience working on employment litigation and counseling matters (prior in-house experience preferred)
  • Deep experience with employment laws in multiple states (including California) across a wide range of issues
  • Demonstrated success in strategizing, handling and managing complex disputes to successful resolution
  • Proven track record of providing pragmatic and reasoned advice to HR and business partners
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to efficiently handle and organize multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment
  • Devise legal solutions in novel ways
  • Able to make quick but informed decisions and to advocate for a position
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves, get into the legal nitty gritty, and the ability to exercise sound judgment when approaching novel problems without clear answers