Lead ER Paralegal

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 13, 2021
Jan 30, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

Classification: Exempt

Date: September 2021

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive and beloved retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of legal pros, each with valuable expertise from several disciplines. Whether specializing in government affairs, policy, risk management, regulatory compliance, ethics or employee and labor relations, this team advocates for Target and its business plans in communities across the nation and works across the entire company to provide internal clients with cohesive guidance. We are committed to being internal experts to both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively do business. We focus on defining, investigating, anticipating and ultimately mitigating risk in all its forms. We apply our grasp of brand law by overseeing, maintaining and ensuring correct, consistent and authorized use of Target's signature Bullseye logo, assets and other trademarked material. We help protect Target and its subsidiaries by applying our comprehensive understanding and interpretation of the laws that govern our stores, distribution centers and corporate locations. Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business and building relationships with the senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be key to tackling the ever-changing legal challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail landscape. From brand and patent law to contract development and negotiations, you'll be challenged and gratified by a role with Target Legal Affairs.

A role with Employee Relations means the opportunity to provide legal counsel on internal employee relations matters for our domestic field, headquarters and international locations. Your internal clients will be Human Resources and various business leaders, and you'll consult on investigations and respond to both internal and external claims.

As a Lead Paralegal, Enterprise-Wide Support, you will work under the general guidance of the Employee Relations (ER) Enterprise-Wide Support attorney team, serving in a variety of leadership capacities while supporting HR and business partners with strategic and timely advice on ER questions and issues.
  • Provide strategic guidance to HR and ER partners while assessing company exposure on a wide variety of employment-related issues; recommend solutions as appropriate by analyzing pros and cons, alternative strategies, past and best practices, etc; Develop and maintain a keen understanding of HR and business objectives and strategies
  • Provide direction to outside counsel in conducting legal work, and develop strategies for delivering favorable results in the most cost-effective manner possible; ensure that the services provided in connection with litigation represent Target's brand, mission, and philosophy
  • Collaborate with applicable attorney team to understand enterprise-wide ER initiatives and priorities and deliver paralegal support, including but not limited to: participation in investigations, data collection and analysis, drafting, tracking, organizing and maintaining legal documentation, and consulting with HR and business partners as appropriate
  • Represent ER on key enterprise and pyramid initiatives by independently leading project management efforts, setting and managing timelines, escalating issues and communicating progress with key partners and leaders
  • Establish and maintain key cross-functional relationships across Legal Affairs teams, Human Resources and business leaders to resolve issues, drive collaboration and coordination on cases, and to socialize and take partners on ER initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • Four year degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm, law department (employment law specialty) or strong HR-related professional experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate meetings, resolve conflict, build consensus, establish rapport and collaborate effectively across departments and externally
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to leverage data to influence decisions, identify risks and improvement opportunities, and distill complex issues into actionable plans
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining appropriate prioritization and ensuring adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to apply discretion and sensitivity while working with confidential information
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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