Sr Legal Analyst - Employee Relations (FT Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 22, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.​

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

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 Senior Legal Analyst, you will work on the Employee Relations (ER) Headquarters and Global team to support HR and business partners with strategic and timely guidance on ER questions and issues.

You will take the lead to:

  • Maintain a solid understanding and interpretation of employment screening laws that govern Target's pre-hire and post-hire practices; serve as ER resource for specific laws and requirements affecting criminal background checks and drug testing, and support the development and review of best practices and processes
  • Manage ER workflow for pre- and post-hire screening assessments; analyze and complete assessments in accordance with Target's processes and practices, and in compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • 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, and best practices
  • Collaborate with attorney team to understand ER initiatives and priorities and deliver support, including participation in projects, investigations, data analysis, drafting, tracking, collecting and maintaining legal documentation, and consulting with HR and business partners as appropriate
  • Represent ER on business initiatives by independently leading projects, setting and managing timelines, escalating issues, and communicating progress with key partners and leaders
  • Establish and maintain key cross-functional relationships across Legal Affairs, HR, and business leaders to resolve issues, drive collaboration, and coordination on projects, business initiatives and legal matters
  • Consistently demonstrate behaviors aligned to Target's values of Inclusivity, Connection, and Drive
  • 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 experience;
  • 5+ years of related experience in a law firm or law department, or relevant experience within human resources, criminal justice and/or assets protection field; Prior employee relations, employment screening practice, or criminal justice experience preferred
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, resolve conflict, build consensus, establish rapport and collaborate effectively across departments and externally
  • Strong attention to detail; 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 both independently or with minimal direction and as a member of a team
  • Proficient in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Explorer (or similar web browsers)

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $65,600 to $118,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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