Labor & Employment Lawyer (Manager)

Job Location: ​Parsippany​

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 40,000  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

About the Role:

We are currently seeking a highly skilled Labor & Employment Legal Expert to join our Human Resources Labor Relations team who will report to the Vice President of Labor Relations. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing support and guidance on labor and employment matters, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and supporting the Company with its ten (10) collective bargaining agreements across various departments. 

Please note: This is an onsite position located in our NA Corporate Headquarters in Parsippany, NJ.  We are currently on a hybrid work model - 3 days onsite and 2 days remote. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Offer expert legal advice and guidance on labor and employment law issues, including hiring practices, discrimination, harassment, employee benefits, terminations, and compliance matters. 
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various employment-related agreements, policies, and procedures to mitigate risks and ensure legal compliance. 
  • Partner with HRBP’s and operational team members to achieve best practice outcomes. 
  • Provide guidance on internal investigations and recommend actions in response to employee complaints and disciplinary actions. 
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations to prevent disputes and litigation. 
  • Assist with all aspects of litigation, including case assessment, strategy development, and discovery. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop training programs on compliance and best practices. 
  • Support outside counsel and the Company in labor and employment-related disputes, including administrative proceedings and arbitrations. 
  • Conduct thorough legal research to provide well-informed guidance on various employment matters.

Who we are looking for:

  • Juris Doctor degree and licensed to practice law in good standing in either of the states of New Jersey and Illinois. 
  • 5 years of labor law/employment experience with completion of formal studies in labor law preferred. 
  • Union experience required 
  • Experience with a range of legal employment matters pertaining to  EEOC, DOL, ADA, FMLA, NLRA, federal and state wage and hour laws, discrimination, and employee benefits. 
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and a collaborative attitude. 
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. 


How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 



Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.


Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.