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Corporate Counsel, Employment Law


Providence, RI, US, 02903

Requisition ID:  8138

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. 


IGT is committed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. All newly hired employees at IGT must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work unless they are approved for medical or religious accommodation.


IGTs Legal Department has an exciting opportunity for an employment attorney. This attorney will provide advice and counsel to human resources professionals and other business partners in the U.S. on employment law matters, and will also manage a variety of litigation and pre-litigation matters in state and federal courts and administrative forums. This attorney is responsible for assisting the Assistant General Counsel- Litigation & Employment and the human resources department in the management and handling of employment-related matters. The selected attorney will act with the highest level of integrity and business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance. The role is based in Providence, RI.  There is flexibility to work remotely for part of the week based on agreed working patterns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice and support human resources and management on day-to-day employee relations matters and compliance, including recruiting, hiring, and compensation; employee discipline, performance management, terminations, and restructurings; anti-discrimination, harassment prevention, and non-retaliation; federal and state wage-hour compliance; leaves of absence and workplace accommodations; and internal investigations of potential violations of company policy
  • Minimize legal exposure by proactively reviewing existing practices, forms, contracts, and policies regarding employment matters, while considering business objectives and practicalities
  • Manage pre-litigation claims, settlement negotiations and mediations, and federal and state litigation, including management of outside counsel where support is needed
  • Develop training materials and provide training on employment law issues and employment-related policies and practices to human resources professionals and other employees
  • Establish and maintain relationships, credibility, and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members, and other colleagues
  • Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the Assistant General Counsel- Litigation & Employment

Job Requirements – Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Superior knowledge of key U.S. employment laws, including but not limited to, Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, EPA, NLRA, and state law equivalents
  • Significant experience analyzing complicated laws and regulations and translating them into practical, business-oriented legal counsel
  • Experience in overseeing internal investigations, as well as handling employment matters before federal, state courts and administrative agencies
  • Experience drafting corporate policies, employment and severance agreements, and restrictive covenants.
  • Competence as a lawyer; ability to independently manage heavy workload in a high-pressure environment
  • Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills within and across departments and externally; must be proactive in providing counsel to clients
  • Outstanding organizational skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize deadlines
  • Laser-focus on client-service excellence by being highly proactive, responsive, adaptable, and team-oriented

Required Education and Experience

  • Must have a JD degree from an accredited law school and current license to practice law in one or more jurisdictions in the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of 3-7 years of substantive employment law experience with a corporate legal department and/or a nationally recognized law firm
  • Labor experience preferred

Keys to Success

  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Decision making
  • Drive results
  • Foster innovation
  • Personal energy
  • Self-leadership

IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. For more information, please visit

Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island