Sr. Paralegal- Richmond, VA

Richmond | Virginia | United States

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Senior Paralegal
501 South 5th St
Richmond, Virginia, 23219-0501
United States 
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.  

The Paralegal will ultimately report to the Associate General Counsel, Litigation.

How you will impact WestRock:

         
Assist attorneys in managing all aspects of litigation and regulatory practice with a
focus on employment compliance support, i.e., managing deadlines, tracking developments; case investigation and support, interaction with in-house and/or outside counsel.Draft written narratives to communicate obligations, risk analyses, and recommendations to HR policy, process, and system owners and senior stakeholders.
Consult on supporting documentation such as manager and employee communications, FAQs,
and standard operating processes. 
Assist litigation and employment counsel in various areas of compliance, including
training programs, compliance hotline and affirmative action plans.
Assist with other legal support activities, such as employment agreements, reimbursements, collections, etc.
Ensure ongoing education and training of internal business partners on risk and employment compliance related topics in response to ongoing or new legal and employment compliance requirements and in remediation of employment compliance issues.  
 Audit current employee handbooks and HR policies and update as required.
 

What you need to succeed:

 Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university is required  Paralegal Certificate from an accredited Paralegal Program and NALA certification is
preferred  5+ years’experience strongly preferred 

Experience with wide range of subject matter areas (significant employment law experience is a plus)Ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced environment; well-organized and able to manage multiple and changing priorities.Strong internal and external communications skills and ability to work with remote managers and business leaders.
 
Ability to work independently as well as within a collaborative team environment.
   
Energized by change and interested in creating solutions through use of technology
resources.
 
Excellent written and analytical skills.
Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite, including Sharepoint, Excel, Skype and Powerpoint.
 

What we offer:

    
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
    
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
      
An attractive salary reflecting skills,competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work
*WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining
a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.  

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