Senior Director of Employment Law in Scottsdale, AZ at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 11/11/2021

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Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. As America’s largest independent tire retailer, specializing in tires & wheels, we have over 1,000 store locations and continue to grow every year. Our consistent growth over the last 60 years, the loyalty of our customers and passion of our people makes Discount Tire a great place to work.


The Senior Director, Employment Law will lead the employment legal function. This role will ensure that Discount Tire complies with applicable employment laws and regulations. The position will support a wide range of business clients within the organization, focusing on employment advice and litigation, employee training, and internal investigations. This role will serve as a trusted advisor to our Human Resources team and other internal clients.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the key legal advisor on all significant labor and employment law, and employee relations matters
  • Provide legal, strategic, and business advice and support on day-to-day employee relations matters and compliance, including recruiting, hiring, and compensation; employee discipline, performance management, terminations, 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
  • Handle pre-litigation claims, settlement negotiations and mediations, and federal and state litigation, including management of outside counsel
  • Work to minimize legal exposure by proactively reviewing existing practices, forms, contracts, and policies regarding employment matters, while considering business objectives and practicalities
  • Draft policies, procedures, and agreements and prepare legal documents and other forms of communication regarding transactional or legal advice
  • Partner with HR to provide guidance on applicable employment regulations, monitor developments in employment laws and provide practical and actionable guidance to our business
  • Provide legal counsel to executives and senior/middle management on changes in the law and complex legal issues that may have a significant impact on Company operations
  • Provide support on design, interpretation and enforcement of employment law

Job Requirements


  • 7+ years of relevant legal experience in employment law and/or litigation, preferable to have experience in the retail industry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Mix of substantive law firm and in-house, hands-on labor and employment experience in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities, schedules and assignments
  • Significant litigation and counseling experience on all facets of the employee-employer relationship
  • Supervisory and management skills with the ability to oversee projects delegated to in-house legal staff and outside counsel
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and effectively provide strategic, business-focused advice and counsel in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment with emerging priorities


Education & Licenses:

JD from an ABA accredited law school; member of at least one state bar in good standing


Work Days:

Normal work days are Monday through Friday. Occasional Saturdays and Sundays may be necessary.


Work Hours:                    

Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional overtime (more than forty hours per week) may be necessary.