Squarespace is looking for an experienced employment attorney to join our Legal team. As a key part of our team, you will assist in supporting the legal needs of our People (HR) team and other internal clients across all locations and departments. Squarespace’s growing workforce includes employees in our offices in New York, Ireland and Portland and several other U.S. states, and is expanding both in the United States and globally.
You will report into our Assistant General Counsel and is based in our New York City headquarters.
Work with the People team and managers of other departments on a variety of employment matters, including employee relations, performance management, leaves of absence, accommodations, wage and hour and FLSA exemption, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, internal investigations and litigation
Draft and maintain policies and procedures for employment matters, including the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and performance improvement plans
Prepare and manage all employment-related agreements, including agreements relating to offers of employment, separation and recruiting
Advise on diversity & inclusion programs, employee resource group issues, employee privacy, employee communications and employee events
Contribute to M&A employment and benefits matters, including diligence, offer documents and integration activities
Oversee other areas of legal support for the People team, including immigration, legally required employee trainings and benefits (including ERISA plans)
Efficiently leverage and manage outside employment counsel where necessary
Provide support on a variety of non-employment topics depending candidate’s background and interest, for example, general litigation and commercial contracts
A minimum of 6 years of employment law experience; a combination of law firm and in-house tech experience is preferred
Experience with executive compensation matters is a plus
Experience with sales commissions arrangements is a plus
Experience managing and leading diverse groups of stakeholders and employment matters
Flexibility and creativity in solving problems and dealing with ambiguity
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and strong business judgment
Organized and diligent with a high attention to detail and a commitment to operational execution
Interest in learning new areas of law and business
Admitted to and in good standing with at least one state bar
Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 1,000 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.
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