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Date: Apr 24, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Company Overview

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.

Position Description

Primarily assists in supporting the Employment and Labor Law function in furtherance of a wide array of employment, labor, human resource, and benefit issues, projects and related assignments.  Additionally, this position will support other areas within the Legal function as needed.


  • Assist in maintaining and overseeing multiple databases and other forms of retained information involving a wide array of employment-related matters, employment litigation and threatened litigation, including working with internal and external business partners and service providers to keep topical issue / matter management databases up to date.  Create, develop and maintain data reports to analyze employment and labor related matters.
  • Assist in the collection and organization of information in furtherance of fact-finding activities, support of investigative allegations and charges involving various types of employment related claims.
  • Assist in-house and outside counsel in management of federal and state pre-trial and court proceedings.
  • Prepare legal documents for review, approval, and use by attorneys, as requested.
  • Analyze data and written reports as requested.
  • Perform research and information gathering relative to employment related topics.
  • Organize, maintain and update department files.
  • Understand and follow company records management policies and procedures.
  • Assist in scheduling, identifying, collecting and analyzing company documents in response to discovery requests; and assisting with hold management and electronic / ediscovery.
  • Assists in preparing responses to government agency inquiries (DOL, EEOC, etc.) as well as private litigant subpoenas.
  • Maintain current knowledge of developments, legislation, rules and regulations in EEO law and agency regulatory guidelines as well as recent EEO-related court decisions.
  • Collaborate with Company personnel and outside counsel staff to prepare and finalize written discovery documents.
  • Provide administrative assistance as needed to include: entering data base related billing and invoice information, answering phone, taking accurate message, scheduling meetings, drafting letters, scanning, copying, booking travel and creating expenses reports and other projects as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Paralegal Certification from ABA accredited program desired
  • Uncompromising use of discretion and commitment to confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines are a must. 
  • Strong organizational skills and an aggressive problem-solving ability are critical.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and effectively collaborate with all Legal Department team members and other areas of the business as well.
  • Must be proactive and accountable.
  • Ability to streamline processes.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of current employment and human resource related laws and developments.
  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Word, Excel, eDiscovery techniques, and eBilling and matter management software
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience in a corporate law department or law firm.
  • Must possess the ability to acquire an in-depth understanding of the Company’s current and former business operations and organizational structure.


Work Environment

  • Work conditions are typical of an office environment
  • Office job, requires the ability to life >25 lbs. and/or rarely work in difficult position
  • The Paralegal primarily works with all areas of Grainger, but primarily Human Resources. 
  • This position necessitates working closely with internal and external personnel.

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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