Paralegal II – Employment Law

Waste Management, Inc.
Published
March 27, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Equal Opportunity Employer : Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Assists attorneys on various moderate to highly complex legal activities. Due to the various functions of the Legal Department attorneys, the Paralegals’ activities may be more specialized depending on the area of law in which the supervising attorney(s) works.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Conducts in-depth legal research and analyzes law sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles and/or codes.

  • Summarizes depositions, arbitration transcripts, index arbitration decisions and briefs. Prepares routine and complex legal documents.

  • May conduct interviews to gather legal information or confer with personnel in other departments and outside the organization while performing research or other legal responsibilities.

  • Reviews and prepares written summaries of regulations or legislative bills.

  • Assists attorneys with complex caseload research, subject and topic research and briefings of court cases. Maintains files, and may organize meeting minutes, and exhibits.

  • Assists in implementation of Legal related processes and technologies.

  • Maintains statistical and documented information related to cases and/or Company issues. Works with appropriate departments/functions within the Company to ensure implementation of policies or actions when necessary.

  • Responds to questions, subpoenas, requests for records, legal documentation/contracts and/or other requests from outside counsel and Company management. Disseminates requests and related information as required and/or directed.

  • May review and analyze recommendations made by outside counsel. Obtains and communicates appropriate authorization when necessary for settlements. Coordinates reporting from outside counsel and consultants.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education : High School Diploma or GED (accredited).

  • Experience : Four years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • None required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is : office setting and/or landfill/outdoor.

Benefits
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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