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Labor Attorney

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Hartford HealthCare Corp.


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.


Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford HealthCare is a fully integrated health system that includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, three community hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health network, a large multispecialty physician group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a large physical therapy and rehabilitation network and an accountable care organization. Through its institute model, Hartford HealthCare offers the highest standards of care for cancer, heart and vascular services, neuroscience, orthopedics and urology.



Position Summary:


The Labor Attorney will work within the Hartford HealthCare legal department supporting member organizations within the Hartford HealthCare system on matters concerning labor law and related employee issues.



Key Accountabilities:


  • Advise and collaborate with legal, HR professionals, and management to strategize and respond to labor and employee issues
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements, and support HR in contract administration
  • Provide interpretive guidance to management on contract issues and labor disputes
  • Respond to arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges
  • Identify labor law trends and develop and implement company-wide risk mitigation strategies 
  • Develop and review HR policies and processes, communications, templates, intranet sites, and training materials
  • Develop and deliver legal training for HR professionals, company managers and employees
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams on important legal issues
  • Utilize excellent judgment, client counseling, multi-tasking, and decision-making skills
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, educational resource, and strategic adviser, to HHC business leaders and colleagues on all aspects of labor law


  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school with a license to practice law in Connecticut or ability to become an active member in one year, and outstanding academic credentials

  • Ten plus years of relevant experience with emphasis on counseling clients, CBA negotiation, representation at arbitration and administrative agencies, and conducting training

  • Strong knowledge of current procedural and substantive law, as well as federal, state, and administrative agency rules

  • Proficiency in legal research, including Lexis, Westlaw & other research tools, as well as technology used in operations, such as contract and document management

  • Ability to apply analytical skills in addressing complex legal issues. Ability and willingness to proactively communicate with clients, claims staff, and other members of the in-house counsel department

  • Experience advising complex organizations with interaction between multiple legal entities

  • Strong analytical, inter-personal, drafting, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong client service focus and the ability to work efficiently, prioritize a high-volume workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Previous experience with academic medical centers, physician group practices, and/or health care delivery systems either in-house or at a large law firm preferred

  • Collegial, possesses mature interpersonal skills and is able to quickly adapt to changing demands

  • Writing samples and references will be requested

We take great care of careers.


With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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