Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney

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Job Description

Allstate's Employment and Benefits Legal team is looking for a motivated, dynamic, business-oriented compensation and benefits attorney to join Allstate's legal department.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Advise on a wide variety of compensation and benefits matters, including issues related to equity plans, incentive plans, including sales incentive plans, retirement plans, fringe benefit plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and other benefit plans and programs
  • Assist the company in complying with federal and state laws impacting employee compensation and benefits, including executive compensation and tax and ERISA requirements applicable to both retirement and welfare benefit plans
  • Draft and review plan documents and employee communications
  • Review and evaluate vendor contracts for services related to benefit plans (e.g., outside vendors who manage equity grants, investment advisors for retirement plan investments, third party administrator contracts for handling retirement and welfare benefit plans and contracts for audits of retirement plans)
  • Monitor new legislation and regulatory changes impacting employee compensation and benefits and developments and trends related to shareholder concerns with compensation practices (such as are expressed by Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. and others)
  • Assist with executive compensation matters and compensation and benefit plan disclosure items, including review of S-8, 10-K and11-K filings and compensation related material in annual proxy (e.g., the Compensation Discussion and Analysis)Advise on employment tax issues related to compensation and benefits plans
  • Review and advise on annual required disclosures for employee benefit plans - retirement and welfare benefit plans - including tax filings and ERISA required disclosures
  • Provide M&A support, including diligence and integration, for domestic transactions

Job Qualifications

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar
  • 10+ years experience as an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney with a law firm or large publicly traded corporation
  • Extensive experience and technical knowledge in the following areas:
    • Broad-based equity programs in the U.S.
    • Broad-based compensation programs, including sales incentive plans, in the U.S.
    • Qualified and non-qualified retirement plans (e.g., 401(k) plans, deferred compensation plans, fringe benefit and health and welfare plans, programs and arrangements, including associated ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA and federal tax compliance)
    • Reporting requirements for benefit plans and executive compensation (tax, Department of Labor and SEC)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate complex legal issues into layperson's terms and draft employee-facing communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the company
  • Excellent project management, leadership and partnering skills required, including the ability to work collaboratively with teams to creatively solve problems while adhering to the company's values, policies and procedures
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines
  • Sound judgment, ethics and integrity, business acumen, and decision making capability in dealing with complex legal issues on a global basis
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and effectively with a wide range of business partners and see projects through to completion
  • Willingness and ability to learn new areas of law, domestically and internationally

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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