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Counsel - HR

Date: Jun 8, 2019

Location: King Of Prussia, PA, US

Company: UGI Corporation

Power up your career in the dynamic energy industry! UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) is a Fortune 500 company based in the greater Philadelphia region.  UGI distributes and markets energy products and services through our subsidiaries; operating natural gas, electric and liquefied petroleum gas (propane) businesses around the globe. UGI has a track record of delivering diversified energy solutions and strong financial performance since 1882. Our products fuel more comfortable lives for our customers by heating homes and providing gas for indoor cooking and outdoor grilling. We power businesses with liquefied natural gas products for offices, factories and vehicle fleets. UGI, through subsidiaries, is the sole General Partner and owns 26% of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU), the nation’s largest retail propane distributor. 


In addition to a challenging career and competitive compensation, our employees enjoy:

Generous Health & Welfare Benefits Including:

- Medical
- Dental
- Vision
- Optional Health Savings Account
- Optional Dependent Care Savings Account
- Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
- Prescription Coverage
- Health Advocate
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program

Additional Benefits Include:
- 401K with a generous company match
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Assistance with Professional Credentialing
- Adoption Assistance
- Pet Insurance
- Onsite Deli 
- Employee Discount Programs



The Counsel - HR will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel related to employment and labor law matters for all domestic business units; serve as business partner to internal HR professionals.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Provide daily advice and support to Corporate and business unit HR personnel on various employment and labor law and compliance matters, including, without limitation, recruiting and hiring practices, onboarding of new employees, employee disputes and investigations, disciplinary actions, performance management, policies and procedures, leaves of absence and medical/disability issues, wage and hour and wage payment, government audits and requests for information, employee forms and communications, reductions in force, termination decisions, severance and settlement agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, agreements with employees and third-party vendors, etc.


  • Support strategic initiatives of the Corporate and business unit HR organizations, including, without limitation, HRIS projects; monitor and assess impact of legal developments and emerging HR issues and partner with Corporate and business unit HR personnel to develop and implement appropriate action plans


  • Work closely with Corporate and business unit HR personnel to investigate and respond to certain administrative agency and other employment-related claims, excluding employment litigation matters which is not in scope for this role


  • Provide advice and support to Corporate and business unit HR personnel on equity, health and welfare, retirement and other plans and benefits issues, including coordination with outside counsel, review and negotiation of contracts with third-party providers, preparation and review of plan amendments and interpretation of plan documents   


  • Develop, update and maintain employee handbooks and other HR policies and procedures.  Manage internal/external review of training programs relating to employment, labor law and HR topics, including advice on content and delivery of related employee training materials.


  • Provide employment and labor law advice and support to Corporate Development, HR and operations personnel with respect to potential business acquisitions


  • Provide advice and support to business unit HR and operations personnel in union-related matters, including union avoidance strategies, collective bargaining agreement administration and negotiation, and management of grievances and arbitrations


  • Other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:


  • Law School Degree
  • Admission to the Bar
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant legal practice
  • Prior in-house experience strongly preferred
  • Broad general knowledge of federal and state employment law; familiarity with California employment law a plus;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Superior business partnering skills;
  • Practical, business-focused perspective, able to assess risks and identify potential mitigants;
  • Strong initiative and work ethic,able to multitask and work independently.




All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


UGI Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The company maintains and observes employment policies that do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, age, ancestry and any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. This applies to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, job classifications, work assignments, promotions, demotions, layoffs, terminations, transfers, and all other conditions of employment.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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