9 days old

Compliance Counsel

New York, NY 10011
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Who We Are

At Justworks, youll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

Were helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. Were data-driven and never stop iterating. If youd like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, wed love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, youll fit right in.

Who You Are

As part of the Legal team, the Compliance Counsel will provide legal services to Justworks in support of various functions in the organization, including, Product, Engineering, Customer Success, Risk & Insurance Programs, Marketing, Payments/Tax Unit, and Sales. This role will report to the VP, General Counsel and involve working with people in different levels of the organization, formalizing processes and improving the compliance program.

What Youll Do

The ideal candidate will have strong contract drafting skills and be business savvy with a firm grasp of both legal and financial concepts. This is a position that is perfect for a highly qualified lawyer looking to transition to an in-house opportunity in a high growth company.

  • Negotiate commercial contracts and assist with corporate matters and transactions
  • Prepare and enhance Justworks policies and standard operating procedures
  • Educate stakeholders on legal matters and policies
  • Monitor and help educate internal stakeholders about changes in relevant laws, regulations and industry news that impact our business
  • Prepare and conduct training, as necessary
  • Assist VP, General Counsel with various legal matters and perform other tasks as assigned from time to time, including, assistance with development and coordination of Justworks internal compliance program
  • Work with other Justworks teams, including Product, Engineering, Customer Success, Risk & Insurance Programs, Payments/Tax Unit, Marketing and Sales relating to various other legal and compliance matters.
  • Supervise and manage outside counsel relating to various matters
  • Help drive Legal program awareness and handle other related responsibilities
  • Occasional travel is required


Education & Experience:

  • JD degree from an accredited law school
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of substantive legal experience in labor & employment matters or litigation with a corporate legal department or a nationally recognized law firm
  • Must possess a superior knowledge and application of contract and business law with strong legal analysis skills
  • Sound judgment in managing contractual risk and exposure
  • Committed to being a legal business partner to internal clients
  • Experience in counseling clients on payroll tax matters, preferred
  • Experience with privacy or ERISA matters a plus.
  • Compliance certification (e.g., CCEP) and/or Six Sigma training preferred


  • Internal communications experience
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • A collaborative, team player with a positive attitude

Visa sponsorship for this role is currently not available

Diversity at Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

Were proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Our DEI Commitment

Posted: 2021-01-08 Expires: 2021-02-08

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