C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Staff Attorney, Labor & Employment in Keene, New Hampshire

Company Overview

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As a Staff Attorney, Labor & Employment , you will, under supervision of the VP of Labor & Employment, represent the Company in all aspects of employment law and traditional labor issues. You will work closely with HR, Operations and Senior Management to respond to employment discrimination charges; ensure compliance with state and federal laws; counsel management on investigations, counseling/terminations, leave issues, and other employment topics; manage outside counsel in employment litigation, and other duties as assigned. With assistance and training, you will negotiate labor contracts, represent the Company in labor arbitrations, defend against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board, train supervisors/managers on union avoidance techniques as well as how to manage effectively in a union environment, and, when necessary, supervise union election campaigns. This the role will serve as one of the Company experts on both employment law and labor relations.


  • Investigate and respond to EEOC and state law discrimination charges

  • Train supervisors/managers a variety of legal topics

  • Ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws, including but not limited to managing reductions in force and applying WARN as needed

  • Manage outside counsel in litigation in state and federal court

  • Advise HR and management on day-to-day employment law and labor relations issues including overseeing investigations, addressing leave issues, and advising on how to properly apply state and federal laws and regulations

  • Serve as a primary labor relations expert, which will eventually include preparing for and negotiating labor agreements, handling grievances and labor arbitrations involving discipline and contract interpretation disputes, defending against unfair labor charges filed against the Company before the NLRB; and managing union organizing campaigns where necessary

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Juris Doctorate and Licensed to practice law in the U.S.

  • Two to Four years of practice experience in the private sector, preferably with a major corporate law firm

  • Knowledge of primary federal employment laws: Title VII, FMLA, ADA, WARN, ADEA, etc.

  • Prior exposure to traditional labor law is a plus, but willingness to learn traditional labor is required

  • Proficient in the MS Office Package

  • Team player with a positive attitude, who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collegial environment

  • Clear, concise verbal communicator, active listener

  • Excellent written communication skills, particular in writing persuasive documents and advisory communications

  • Ability and desire to quickly learn new areas of the law and the business

  • Ability to make immediate decisions which have the potential for a large impact on the business where tight deadlines apply

  • Frequent travel required

Requisition ID 5955

Job Locations US - NH - Keene

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Legal

Posted Date 2/15/2017