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Employment Counsel (United States)

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We’re seeking a hands-on, sharp and experienced Employment Counsel to join our legal team to provide practical and clear legal advice on a broad range of personnel-related topics and ensure Zapier’s compliance with labor laws in line with Zapier’s business goals and company values. You will be a member of our legal team and will work closely with our internal clients including People Ops, Recruiting, Compensation, DIBE and business stakeholders.  We are looking for a thoughtful, creative and collaborative individual, who will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and intellectually challenging work environment.  This position provides a great opportunity to practice employment law in a fully remote company in alignment with Zapeir’s core values and business goals, with a focus on supporting our people to do their best work.  

  Zapier’s on a mission to democratize automation. Zapier has helped over 1.8 million individuals and businesses with their automation needs and our growing network of integration partners connects over 3,000 apps. If you’re interested in launching your career at a fast-growing and profitable company, then read on…

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About You

You have excellent knowledge of U.S. federal and state employment laws. You have in-depth working knowledge and experience with advising multi-state and multi-country employer(s) on various personnel related legal issues and the relevant laws and regulations at local, state and federal level. You are comfortable with assessing risk and proposing solutions that balance risk with business goals.  


You love the challenges and opportunities of being the first in-house employment lawyer for a fully remote company. You have intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for the challenges of serving a fully remote company with personnel in many locations around the world. You are a creative thinker who is comfortable with change and ambiguity.  You are able to build scalable personnel-related policies and processes that are compliant and meet business goals, while ensuring they align with Zapier’s core values.


You exercise good judgement and business sense. You have the ability to handle sensitive/confidential information requiring a high level of discretion, respect, and integrity.  You are able to discern matters that require privacy and confidentiality, and matters that benefit from broader input and collaboration.


You are self-aware and have a high EQ. You have a positive attitude with a solution oriented mindset.  You work effectively across teams and have strong listening and interpersonal skills.


You’re solid at time management. You are experienced at working independently and have a proven track record of being able to prioritize and manage multiple matters simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly engaged environment. You also recognize when to ask for help or escalate issues.


You're a skilled communicator. You can take legalease and make it easy to read for a diverse workforce spanning the globe. Zapier is a 100% remote team and writing is our primary means of communication.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Admitted to practice and in good standing with one or more state bar in the US
  • 6+ years of combined law firm and in-house experience at a technology company with 4+ years of employment law experience
  • Prior in-house or law firm experience advising multi-state employers
  • Prior in-house experience advising employer(s) that support permanent remote work and a global workforce is a plus


Things You’ll Do

  • Provide legal and strategic advice on a broad range of personnel related matters including recruiting, onboarding, performance management, leaves of absence and accommodations, wage and hour law, anti-discrimination and retaliation, pay equity, personnel mobility and other related legal issues.
  • Collaborate with the relevant internal teams to lead the development, preparation and training on personnel-related policies, documents, and contracts.
  • Manage personnel-related investigations and disputes, including demand letters and litigations.
  • Contribute to training regarding legal aspects of personnel and manager best practices.
  • Monitor labor law developments globally in locations where Zapier has personnel, and work with local outside counsel as needed for expertise. Advise the business on these developments with practical solutions.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Legal team, the Operations team and our internal stakeholders across Zapier to help resolve personnel issues.
  • Liaise with local in-country counsel for advice as needed.
  • Advocate for finding the “right” solution, which is one that is compliant and meets business goals, while ensuring we remain committed to Zapier’s core values and our people.

About Zapier

Zapier helps people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have a big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.


The Whole Package

Location: United States

Our distributed environment lets us work with the best people. Some team members live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more! You just need the skills and drive to succeed in this role and the ability to work from anywhere.



  • Competitive salary
  • Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit-sharing
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Pick your own equipment. We'll set you up with whatever Apple laptop + monitor combo you want plus any software you need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year.
  • Travel of 5% - 10% for company retreats which rotate to various cities throughout North America
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies

*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to UK, Canada, and US-based employees.

How to Apply

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please make sure to answer each question.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

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