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Assistant General Counsel, Employee Benefits

Company: The Hartford
Location: Hartford
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.The Hartford is seeking an Assistant General Counsel, Employee Benefits (Assistant General Counsel). -The Assistant General Counsel will join a closely knit group of professionals who provide legal support and expertise on all aspects of employee benefits plans, wellness programs, and executive compensation for The Hartford's employees. You will be part of a larger team of legal professionals who provide The Hartford's employment law, immigration and labor law support. - This role reports to the Vice President, Head of Employment & Employee Benefits Law and is based remotely within the United States. Responsibilities: -The Senior Counsel/Assistant General Counsel will work closely both with legal colleagues and partners in Human Resources, Procurement, Enterprise Risk Management, and other stakeholders to provide legal advice and counsel on employee benefits and executive compensation matters. This includes:

  • Providing legal advice on day-to-day benefit plan questions (including on qualified plan rules, ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules)
  • Providing guidance on participant claims, appeals and plan corrections
  • Participating on project teams, including for RFPs, new benefit offerings, changes in plan design or investments
  • Reviewing draft plan documents and summary plan descriptions
  • Advising about notice and disclosure requirements and reviewing employee communications
  • Researching and advising on benefit plan and executive compensation issues
  • Negotiating agreements with investment managers, consultants, service providers and other vendors
  • Providing advice and counsel to fiduciary decision-makers
  • Closely monitoring the legislative and regulatory changes and benefits and executive compensation-related litigation
  • Counseling on Internal Revenue Code Section 409A and provide legal support for non-qualified deferred compensation plans
  • Providing advice on cash and long term incentive plans, draft documents and opine on administration questions and associated rabbi trusts and similar vehicles
  • Assisting with the preparation of the annual proxy statement -Qualifications:
    • At least seven years' relevant legal experience. - Large public company experience preferred. - Required legal experience includes:
      • ERISA, qualified plan rules (with a focus on 401(k) plans) and Internal Revenue Code Section 409A issues, qualified plan investments
      • Benefit claims and appeals, nonqualified plan design and administration,
      • Executive compensation, including equity plans and awards, and cash incentive programs -
      • Demonstrated judgment and decision-making ability
      • Track record of a collaborative professional style, with ability to build strong partnerships with colleagues, Human Resources partners and other stakeholders
      • Strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills
      • Demonstrated proficiency with Lexis-Nexis, Internet and Legal research, and Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Outlook, and Excel)
      • Juris doctorate from accredited law school required
      • Candidate must be currently admitted to the bar in one of the 50 states and able to qualify as authorized house counsel in ConnecticutCompensationThe listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency and demonstration of competencies required for the role. The base pay is just one component of The Hartford's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is:$162,880 - $244,320BenefitsOur company's success is due to our employees' dedication and passion for their work. They are our greatest asset. That's why we are committed to offering employees and their families a comprehensive benefits package and award-winning well-being programs. By helping our employees achieve their full potential, we unlock our own. Visit for details.Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/AgeAssistant General Counsel - LA05CE---Skills:

Keywords: The Hartford, Hartford , Assistant General Counsel, Employee Benefits, Legal , Hartford, Connecticut

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