Legal Counsel/ Employment Law and Human Resources

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Visa:

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do. CyberSource, a Visa company, has been and continues to be a pioneer within the e-Commerce Payment Management world. Our VisaNet network is capable of handling over 65,000 transaction messages per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

“Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.”

Job Description

This position will report to the SVP, Chief Counsel, Employment and Corporate Responsibility Law and be responsible for providing advice to Human Resources (HR) and company managers in all areas of employment law, policy, development and training with internal and external stakeholders on a global basis. The attorney functions as a key strategic advisor to HR and serves as a critical link between the business functions. The attorney identifies and implements standard methodologies for improving compliance with domestic and international employment law. This person will also assist with the provision of legal support to the Visa Foundation as well as Financial Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and partner with all stakeholders to develop and implement strategies, policies, and procedures to align with emerging legal and regulatory requirements.

This position requires an excellent teammate who can work with minimal supervision in a dynamic environment. Occasional travel will be required.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide advice and counsel on employment law issues including hiring, discipline, terminations, pay and benefits.
  • Review and provide mentorship on drafting and development of Human Resources policies and procedures domestically and internationally.
  • Counsels HR, local management and supervisors on handling employee relations matters, including employee counseling, discipline and benefits issues.
  • Lead or provide advice and mentorship on internal investigations. Recommends and helps implement appropriate actions.
  • Defend employment related claims, including leading outside counsel in litigation globally, responding to administrative claims from governmental agencies and settlement demands.
  • Negotiate resolution of claims.
  • Assist employment law team in developing, implementing, improving and reviewing legal compliance projects and training.
  • Prepares, directs and conducts training programs on employee relations matters; for example, employment law updates, discipline, investigative techniques and documentation preparation.
  • Review and provides input on policies, procedures and specific cases which are impacted by legislation such as FMLA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA, ERISA, state Worker’s Compensation and Employment discrimination laws.
  • Assist with matters related to Corporate Responsibility and Foundation efforts, including negotiating, reviewing, and preparing provisions of grant letters and other grant-related documents and conducting trainings on applicable laws and foundation policies.
  • Negotiate, review, and prepare contractual arrangements with outside service providers, including administrative and programmatic consultants and vendors.


We'd love to hear from you:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Current member in good standing of the California bar.
  • Shown Corporate employment law experience, both counseling and litigation. In-house and/or international experience strongly preferred.
  • You possess extraordinary analytical ability and advocacy skills; excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills; and the ability to drive execution in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in all interactions with senior management, corporate departments and all levels of employees.
  • Developed business insight, with ability to understand the company's business and anticipate the nature and magnitude of issues that could arise in various settings.
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience.

Additional Information

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