Director, Employment Counsel

Posted 4.29.24
San Francisco, CA
Hinge Health is moving people beyond pain by transforming the way it is treated and prevented. Connecting people digitally and in-person with expert clinical care, we combine advanced technology, AI and a care team of experts to guide people through personalized care directly from their phone. Our approach is proven to reduce pain by 68%, prevent 42% of new opioid prescriptions, and avoid more than half of joint replacement surgeries. Available to 18M people, Hinge Health is trusted by leading health plans and employers, including Land O’Lakes, L.L. Bean, Salesforce, Self-Insured Schools of California, Southern Company, State of New Jersey, US Foods, and Verizon.
Hinge Health Hybrid Model:
We believe that remote work and in-person work have their own advantages and disadvantages, and we want to be able to leverage the best of both worlds. Employees in hybrid roles are required to be in the office 3 days/week.
About the Role
As a Director, Employment Counsel, you will be the subject matter expert for all employment law matters at the Company.  You will partner closely with the People Team and other internal stakeholders to enable business initiatives while mitigating risk. Your self-motivated, driven and dedicated nature enables you to work within a collaborative culture.
  • Provide risk adjusted advice on a broad range of employment law matters, including recruiting, hiring, training, terminations, performance management, leave of absence and accommodations, wage and hour, compensation (including executive compensation and equity), benefits, background checks, DEI initiatives; and employee relations matters and investigations.  
  • Provide advice on contingent workforce compliance and review contractor agreements
  • Support teams on international employment law issues (India and Canada)
  • Protect the company from employment law risk; review and respond to claims and demand letters; oversee and manage all employment litigation matters and manage outside counsel handling claims.
  • Advise People  team on changes in the law and best practices; work with People team on maintaining updated templates, including handbooks, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, and severance agreements; provide training to People team on relevant legal matters.
  • Be a key business partner to People Team leadership, providing strategic advice on developing policies, processes, and strategies; enable People team members to be self-sufficient. 
  • 8+ years employment law experience (Firm & In House)
  • California Bar Member
  • Expertise in  California labor and employment law
  • Experience with contract structuring and negotiation, including executive compensation agreements
  • Possess excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Attention to detail – ability to spot and process material issues in a range of agreements
  • Analytical skills – ability to understand issues in the context of business objectives and risk tolerance
  • Organization and planning (multi-tasking) – ability to manage multiple legal projects in parallel and drive to completion 
  • Strong Ethics – possesses and abides by a set of moral principles that include among other things, honesty, integrity, loyalty, and respect for others
  • Creativity – look for and identify new and original solutions to help business partners solve issues
  • Empathetic communication skills – communicate with other parties (particularly internal clients) in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of that party’s needs and objectives
  • Project management skills – ability to coordinate the efforts of a team to drive complex projects to completion
  • Self motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure fast paced environment
  • Experience at a high growth tech company
  • Inclusive healthcare and benefits: On top of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, we offer employees and their family members help with gender-affirming care, tools for family and fertility planning, and travel reimbursements if healthcare isn’t available where you live.
  • Planning for the future: Start saving for the future with our traditional or Roth 401k retirement plan options which include a 2% company match.
  • Modern life stipends: Manage your own learning and development
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