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Assistant General Counsel, OSHA/Workplace Health and Safety

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Job ID 10088471 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jun. 06, 2024

Job Summary:

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
 

The successful candidate for this Assistant General Counsel position will be a member and integral part of Disney’s Employment, Immigration and Health and  Safety Legal team, and will be the primary legal support for all workplace health and safety matters affecting the entire Disney enterprise across our corporate functions and our business segments of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products; ESPN; and Disney Entertainment (including Disney Live Action, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, ABC, Hulu and Disney+). This will include advising and supporting internal business partners and workplace health and safety professionals, team members, including Employee Relations and Human Resources professionals and liaising with Company lawyers across the Disney enterprise, as necessary. 
 

This person will be responsible for strategizing and developing state of the art compliance-related safety policies and procedures, conducting and/or directing workplace health and safety-related training and participating in risk assessments to ensure that the Company identifies and mitigates workplace health and safety risks. Reporting directly to the head of-legal for Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation/Health and Safety, this person will frequently interface directly with leadership across business and functional teams, working closely with key, cross-functional stakeholders. 
 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize expertise, creativity, and judgement to avoid and, when necessary, resolve disputes.

  • Compliance with OSHA, CAL/OSHA, and all other federal and state safety regulations.

  • Defense and appeal of OSHA and Cal/OSHA citations.

  • Conduct or advise others on the conduct of workplace investigations.

  • Conduct or advise others on workplace safety audits.

  • Illness/injury prevention and other workplace safety-related programs.

  • Provide direction on the investigation of certain whistleblower complaints.

  • Counsel internal clients on a vast array of workplace safety matters.

  • Draft responses to OSHA, Cal/OSHA; WorkSafeBC and similar governmental agency claims and demand letters.

  • Supervise the drafting of and revise OSHA, Cal/OSHA, WorkSafeBC and other administrative charge responses and represent the company in administrative proceedings.

  • Evaluate current and anticipate future legislative trends in all areas of workplace safety.

  • Develop corporate initiatives to keep pace with developments of law, regulations, and corporate policy.

  • Build partnerships with business and functional stakeholders to ensure alignment between compliance and business strategies.

  • Work with partners across the company to enhance training programs.

  • Educate and instill workplace safety principles in our clients during every interaction.

  • Inspire and motivate others to be a best-in-class company for workplace safety.

  • Expertise in state and federal environmental laws and regulations is a plus. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant experience.

  • Concentration in and enthusiasm for workplace safety legal advice and counseling.

  • Ability to spot and analyze complex issues and devise practical strategies and solutions.

  • Superior written and oral communication skills.

  • Superior drafting, negotiating and persuasive skills.

  • Superior interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with co-workers at all levels.

  • Strong experience managing key stakeholders.

  • A flexible and adaptable approach for responding to shifting priorities and a rapidly evolving external environment.


Required Education:

  • JD or equivalent from an accredited law school

  • Membership in the California State Bar in good standing or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel

Additional Information:
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The hiring range for this position in California is $229,100.00 - $307,200.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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