ERISA Counsel
Posted on 3/22/2023

501-1,000 employees

Payroll and benefits facilities platform
Company Overview
Justworks’ mission is to help entrepreneurs and businesses grow with confidence. The company is building software for payroll, benefits, HR, and compliance.
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
  • Work with other Justworks teams, including Core Benefits Unit, Product, Engineering, Finance, Customer Success, Marketing, Payments/Tax Unit, and Sales relating to various legal and compliance matters
  • Prepare and enhance Justworks policies and standard operating procedures on plan administration and compliance
  • Educate stakeholders on legal matters and policies
  • Review and revise health & welfare and 401(k) plan documents, as appropriate
  • Negotiate commercial contracts and assist with corporate matters and transactions
  • Monitor and analyze regulatory developments and best practices in ERISA areas and prepare and conduct training and employee education, as needed
  • Assist with various legal matters and perform other tasks as assigned from time to time
  • Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the Company
  • Work closely with carriers, 401(k) recordkeeper, and manage outside counsel relating to various matters
  • Help drive compliance program awareness and handle other related responsibilities
  • Other duties as needed based on department and/or organizational needs
  • Clear communication - The ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to gain understanding
  • Ethical practice - The ability to integrate core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices
  • Detail-oriented - Exercising extreme attention to detail; you're thorough, accurate, organized, and productive and seek to understand both the cause and effect of a situation
  • Manage complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Risk assessment - Apply a logical step-by-step process to protect, and consequently minimize risks to, the organization, interests and employees
  • JD degree from an accredited law school and admitted to New York bar, or qualified as an in-house lawyer
  • A minimum of 5 years of substantive legal experience in ERISA matters with a corporate legal department and/or a nationally recognized law firm
  • Must possess a superior knowledge and application of contract and business law with strong legal analysis skills
  • Sound business judgment in managing contractual risk and exposure
  • Committed to being a legal business partner to internal clients
  • Relevant experience with DOL/IRS audits and compliance filings preferred
  • Government experience, particularly at the DOL or IRS, could also be a plus
  • Familiarity with employment law matters a plus
  • Compliance certification (e.g., CCEP) a plus
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • A collaborative, team player with a positive attitude
  • Team player with the ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to foster good business relationships (internally and externally)
  • Occasional travel is required