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Counsel II, Employment Job

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Remote in Country
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role:


Boston Scientific is seeking an experienced employment law attorney to join its Legal Department as Counsel II, Employment.  The successful candidate will join a collegial and hard-working team of employment attorneys who work closely with Human Resources, Employee Relations and Global Compliance to support the company’s various businesses and functions.  This position will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Marlborough, MA or remote with ability to travel to MA from time to time, and will report to Director, Senior Employment Counsel.


Your responsibilities will include:

⦁     Provide practical and sound legal advice and counsel to Human Resources and management on all legal issues concerning the employer/employee relationship, including but not limited to hiring, performance management, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, non-competes, leaves and accommodations, terminations and reductions in force, as well as due diligence for M&A. 
⦁    Advice and counsel will be both on day-to-day issues as well as strategic and systemic initiatives.
⦁    Respond on behalf of company to attorney demand letters and agency matters, including government-initiated inquiries and audits.   
⦁    Strategically and in a cost-effective manner, manage and partner with outside counsel in employment litigation matters.  
⦁    Negotiate with opposing counsel regarding separation agreements. 
⦁    Provide counsel on various human resources policies and programs, including diversity and inclusion efforts. 
⦁    Provide employment law support for M&A, integration and divestiture efforts.

⦁    Responsibilities may include support for U.S./Puerto Rico, Canada and international client groups, depending on candidate’s skills and experience and the company’s business needs.

 Required Qualifications:

⦁     J.D.; Admission to MA or another state bar (or be admitted within one year of hire).  In good standing in all jurisdictions where admitted.
⦁    7-10 years of relevant experience practicing employment law.  

⦁    Strong command of employment laws, regulations and best practices.

⦁    Experience handling non-compete and other restrictive covenant matters. 

⦁    Excellent written and verbal communications, client relationships and business acumen.

⦁    Must possess a strong work ethic; be creative, proactive, enthusiastic, flexible, self-directed and highly ethical.

Preferred Qualifications

⦁    Prior in-house experience preferred.
⦁    Immigration and Employee Benefits experience a plus.
⦁    Multilingual skills.



Requisition ID: 534676


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Compliance, Employee Relations, Law, Performance Management, Legal, Human Resources

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