General information

JobID: 8499

Position Level: Individual Contributor

Team: Business Operations

Type of Contract: Regular

Working Time: Full-Time

Locations: Lenexa, Kansas, Springfield, Missouri

Description & Requirements

The Corporate Counsel, Employment Law will be the key legal advisor to the company on employment law issues, specifically providing subject matter expertise to the Human Resources team on a broad range of issues that affect the complex working environment of a large technology company. The successful candidate will preferably have experience in both a law firm and corporate environment that allows them to address matters both proactively and reactively in accordance with best practices.

This position will be filled to be worked out of the following Jack Henry locations: Lenexa, KS or Springfield, MO. 


  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in employment law.
  • Juris Doctorate degree required and currently admitted to a state bar. If the candidate is not licensed in Missouri, they will be expected to acquire licensure to the Kansas or Missouri bar under its rules for in-house counsel.


  • Working with Human Resources Management.
  • Working with C Level Executives.
  • Strong Analytical Skills.


  • Provide day to day legal counsel and advice across a variety of areas including employee relations, performance management, compliance, dispute resolution, leaves of absence and accommodations, wage and hour issues, internal investigations, compensation and benefits, and contingent workforce issues.
  • Develop and implement employment policies to ensure best practices and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including the Executive, Legal and HR teams, to provide strategic, business-oriented employment law guidance for successful execution of Company initiatives.
  • Investigate and respond to federal and state administrative complaints, including EEOC and local agency charges.
  • Provide communication and training relating to new federal, state, and local legislation and regulations; work with business stakeholders to integrate new procedures and revised policies.
  • Partner with the HR Business Partner Team to conduct ongoing training relating to employee relations best practices, and investigation techniques and compliance.
  • Oversee internal audits of company’s employment policies and practices and HR compliance.
  • Provide counsel and guidance on immigration and workplace safety matters.
  • Lead or assist in management of litigation-related employment matters, and oversee and manage outside counsel with regard to disputes and litigation in the various areas of practice, including: Title VII and similar laws; affirmative action; disability access and accommodation; employee benefits; harassment and discrimination; unfair competition and trade secrets; unfair labor practice charges; wage and hour claims; wrongful terminations; and reductions in force.
  • Provide legal guidelines and support regarding the company’s contingent workforce and agency workers.
  • Support merger and acquisition transactions and related integration of employees.
  • Collaborate with the HR Business Partner Team to generate and implement training on HR and employment law topics

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Jack Henry, we know we are better together. We value, respect, and protect the uniqueness each of us brings. Innovation flourishes by including all voices and makes our business—and our society—stronger. Jack Henry is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, empowers, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

No one will be subject to, and Jack Henry prohibits, any form of discipline, reprisal, intimidation, or retaliation for good faith reports or complaints of incidents of discrimination of any kind, pursuing any discrimination claim, or cooperating in related investigations.