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Job Title: Labor Relations Attorney
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Temporary
Post Date: 05/17/2024
Expire Date: 07/17/2024
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
Labor Relations Attorney
The New York City Council, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking an experienced Labor Relations Attorney to work in its Personnel Services Division.

SALARY: $110,000 to $150, 000


• Counsels the Members and Senior Management of the Council on employment and labor-related legal issues.
• Responsible for addressing employees’ issues and complaints that arise under the collective bargaining agreement, citywide contract and other state and federal laws.
• Investigate complaints by conducting interviews and gathering evidence as necessary.
• Prepare reports with analysis, findings, and recommended disciplinary or corrective action.
• Draft summary of charges, decisions and other applicable documents.
• Work with union representatives and management to address labor issues and disputes.
• Ensures grievances and disciplinary actions are handled and resolved in compliance with timeliness requirements, and at the highest standards for accuracy.
• Represents the Council in hearings before the Office of Labor Relations (OLR) and at labor/management meetings. May be called upon to testify on behalf of the Council at the Office of Collective Bargaining (OCB).
• Develop, conduct and coordinate training programs on a variety of workplace topics.
• Conduct in-person and virtual facilitation/training sessions.
• Ensure training programs are consistent with the Council’s mission, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and are in compliance with legal requirements, and promote positive employee relations.
• Responsible for the instructional design of training materials and ancillary documents (slides, workbooks, handouts, facilitation guides, etc.) utilized during training delivery.
• Provide personalized learning support through one-on-one coaching sessions and targeted skill development.
• Partner with Learning & Development Manager to ensure alignment of learning interventions with Council goals and organizational objectives.
• Maintain an in-depth understanding of organizational policy manuals and workplace best practices.
• Maintain working knowledge of state and federal employment laws and regulations.
• Perform other duties, as assigned.


• Must have admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full‐time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience after admission to any bar.
• Must have experience conducting investigations and drafting charges pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement disciplinary process.
• Must have strong legal research and writing skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a working knowledge of legislative and union processes, and familiarity with New York City and State law.
• Must have the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of information, deal with sensitive information.
• Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities.


New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

For eligible employees, health, dental and vision insurance coverage are offered upon hire. Retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, group life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, training resources, health & fitness reimbursement and wellness programs are also available.

The New York City Council makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact EEOOfficer@council.nyc.gov.


Qualified candidates should forward their resume, writing sample and a cover letter to:

E-MAIL: counciljobs@council.nyc.gov

MAIL: New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (LRATT)
250 Broadway, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10007

FAX: 12124014711

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The New York City Council is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Contact Email:Counciljobs@council.nyc.gov
Company Description:
The New York City Council is the lawmaking body of the City of New York. It is comprised of 51 members from neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. The Council monitors the operation and performance of city agencies, makes land use decisions, and has sole responsibility for approving the city’s budget. It also legislates on a wide range of other policy areas. The Council is an equal partner with the Mayor in the governing of New York City
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