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Title:  Employment Paralegal

Requisition Id:  4638
Job Function:  Legal
Career Area:  Corporate Jobs
Work Location:  Bannockburn, IL
Position Purpose:

As Stericycle continues to grow, we are seeking an Employment Paralegal to join our team. We, as an essential business, are on the front lines as supporting the healthcare industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that, in addition to our generous benefits, our team members enjoy better job stability and opportunities for advancement.  We’ve also updated our policies and training to ensure that all of our team members can safely serve our customers. We protect what matters.

The employment paralegal will provide legal and administrative support to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Labor and Employment, and legal department.  Overall, the paralegal will assist with the preparation, coordination and implementation of processes related to the practice of employment law, i.e., prepare responses to subpoenas for personnel documents, communications with various federal and state agencies in charge handling, assist with case management and document collection in both single plaintiff employment cases as well as class action litigation, assist with settlement agreements and file closure, assist with legal holds, and all employment related matters.

Key Job Activities:

Independently manage the administration of employment litigation matters from service through resolution, including intake of new matters, outside counsel engagement letters, maintaining litigation case files in Legal Tracker database, calendaring cases, and managing settlement and litigation fee processing. 

Track all employment litigation matters and claims electronically, including creation and regular reporting of employment metrics in conjunction with counsel.

Coordinate document collection for discovery in employment litigation and in response to third-party subpoenas and litigation, including liaising with internal clients and operations and external counsel.

Assisting with compliance activities including training programs, as well as, preparation and revision of position statements in response to pending claims before various federal and state agencies.

Preparing and circulating legal hold retention letters, as well as maintenance of document retention system.

Work closely with payroll and other HR personnel regarding other legal support activities including payment of settlements, payroll overpayments, wage garnishments and employee fraud related issues.

Assisting with immigration related matters as assigned, including liaising with outside counsel and internal clients to secure necessary documents for visa processing.

Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Preferred Education: in Bachelors or Equivalent
Experience (North America & LATAM):
  • Paralegal Certificate or bachelor’s degree
  •  5+ years’ work experience as an employment litigation support paralegal in a law firm or large corporate law department
Experience (EMEAA):
Certifications and/or Licenses:

Disclaimer:  The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.  Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws.  To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.