Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment at Green Thumb Industries (GTI)

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About GTI
Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, is dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve. As a vertically integrated company, GTI manufactures and sells a well-rounded suite of branded cannabis products including flower, concentrates, edibles, and topicals. The company also owns and operates a rapidly growing national chain of retail cannabis stores called RISE™. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has 11 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 72 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs approximately 600 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business. More information is available at GTIgrows.com.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities: providing day-to-day legal counseling in labor and employment law matters; employee benefits advice; defending the Company in labor and employment disputes; conducting investigations; preparing responses to administrative charges and inquiries; conducting research and training; maintaining current and state-of-the-art employment documents and policies throughout the company; and, developing and delivering preventive law presentations. The position requires collaboration with and management of outside counsel and strong working relationships with internal clients. This role will report into a member of the legal leadership team.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for all employment and HR related legal issues.
  • Update/create all necessary employment agreements and policies.
  • Provide advice regarding employment benefits.
  • Ensure that the company’s employee documents and policies are compliant and state-of-the-art.
  • Counseling HR and other internal employees with respect to employment issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations and internal policies.
  • Handle employment related disputes, whether with the EEOC or any state agency, state or federal courts.
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding hiring, separations and other employment matters.
  • Handle internal investigations concerning employment-related issues.
  • Create and oversee effective training programs.
  • Work with M&A team on employment integration.
  • Effective management of outside counsel and related budgets.
  • Be willing to take on additional responsibilities and learn new skills.
  • Help build a positive work culture for everyone.

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of legal experience practicing in the areas of labor and employment.
  • Experience with a nationally known firm is required.
  • Broad experience touching on a variety of employment issues and union/labor matters.
  • Must be a proactive self-starter who understands details within a larger context and who can anticipate and avoid issues before they happen.
  • Must have the knowledge and skills to build policies and procedures to support a growing business.
  • Flexibility and ability to response quickly to shifting demands & priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Advanced communication skills and ability to understand, interpret and convey legal information to non-legal people.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent judgment; able to handle multiple projects and set priorities
  • Able and willing to learn new areas quickly.
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information
  • Works well with a team.
  • Maintain an active license to practice law in IL or satisfy Illinois Supreme Court Rule 716.

Additional Requirements

  • Must pass any and all required background checks
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry 

At GTI we believe that our corporate community should be a reflection of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity across race, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, experience, and thought—not only because it is right, but because it makes us better. Our mission—the right to wellness—informs our commitment to champion economic opportunities in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through employment and community involvement. GTI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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Location

GTI is located in River North, a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line and near the Ohio expressway entrance.

What are Green Thumb Industries (GTI) Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GTI offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees to be used on transit and ride sharing apps!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
GTI has a 420 Happy Hour which occurs on a monthly basis hosted by rotating team members who create a theme-based event.
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