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Paralegal II - Employment Law

Company: Safeway
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:


About us

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest foods and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, including Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Vons, and it has a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our associates, we have locations across the U.S.

The Legal Department is a group of talented attorneys and legal professionals who pride themselves on being trusted advisors, thought partners, and strategic problem solvers for the business. Our work is challenging, innovative and dynamic. We are committed to acting with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We strive to have a positive impact on our associates, customers and the company.

What you will be doing

We have an opening for a Paralegal II who will assist the Vice President-Employment Law, the Company's in house employment litigator and its Assistant General Counsels in providing practical, timely, and high-quality legal services to the Albertsons Companies. This position will support the Legal Department's attorneys by conducting research, collecting documents for litigation, interviewing witnesses, responding to administrative complaints, interacting with outside counsel, and fulfilling a variety of paralegal duties. The primary responsibility of this position is to facilitate the business objectives of the Company by providing timely and effective paralegal support to Company.

Main responsibilities

  • Assist Company's attorneys in providing support to the Company and the Divisions on a variety of legal issues.
  • Collect information as needed and coordinate Company responses to small claims actions, third-party subpoenas and other legal process items.
  • Coordinate with corporate and division business units to investigate and directly respond to, or prepare responsible attorney or manager's response to, customer and vendor claims and complaints.
  • Research and directly respond to, or assist in preparation of responsible attorney's response to, government agency inquiries and requests concerning statutory or regulatory compliance issues.
  • Litigation support for in-house and outside counsel, to include identifying and interviewing witnesses, and locating and compiling documents required to respond to litigation discovery requests.

What we are searching for

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Paralegal certificate is preferred.
  • At least 6 years of experience in a law firm and/or in-house law department is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of one or more of the following areas of legal practice: immigration law, employment litigation, administrative claims or general litigation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks without compromising accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to maintaining sensitive business and personnel information in confidence.
  • Experience supporting litigation.
  • Experience handling wage and hour litigation a plus.
  • Legal Research using Westlaw or Lexis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to inspire trust and confidence with stakeholders at high levels.

Keywords: Safeway, Pleasanton , Paralegal II - Employment Law, Other , Pleasanton, California

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