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Cummins Inc. Corporate Counsel - Labor and Employment in Indianapolis, Indiana

Corporate Counsel - Labor and Employment


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, and empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

The Cummins Legal function provides a full range of legal services in support of Cummins Inc. and its consolidated businesses. Our United States staff is located in Columbus and Indianapolis, IN. We also have international legal offices located in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, among other countries. Through these various offices, we are able to support our businesses throughout the world.

This is an exciting Corporate Counsel - Labor and Employment opportunity based in Indianapolis, IN, that offers diverse in-house responsibilities including handling a variety of complex labor and employment law matters and projects across a wide range of businesses, geographical regions, and functions as a member of a global team.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Support human resources and other internal business stakeholders in the U.S.Some international responsibilities as well

  • Advise and counsel on the rights and obligations of the company concerning a broad array of issues such as EEO and affirmative action law, traditional labor law, pension and benefits, internal investigations, etc.

  • Act as a trusted advisor to all levels of company management, providing legal and practical advice within appropriate business contexts

  • Influence or contribute to achievement of overall company goals and objectives

  • Develop and implement labor and employment best practices for the company

  • Assist with development and implementation of relevant policies, procedures, and training programs for HR and other internal business stakeholders

  • Provide real-time support to collective bargaining teams during union negotiations and partner with Corporate Labor Relations and business leaders to develop bargaining strategies in advance thereof

  • Engage in project and matter management inside and outside of the legal function

  • Manage and oversee external legal counsel performance across the full range of labor and employment issue areas

  • Assist with development and implementation of global legal strategies and initiatives

  • May supervise and/or mentor one or more junior lawyers, paralegals or administrative assistant

  • Act as a resource to others and a member of a global team


  • Deep understanding of employment law issues including, but not limited to, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, leaves of absence, Fair Labor Standards Act and other compensation issues, disability accommodations, performance management, employee mobility, and data privacy

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Employment litigation experience

  • Traditional labor experience (e.g., CBA negotiation and administration, grievances, arbitrations, union campaigns, etc.)

  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills

  • Good judgment and wise decision-making

  • Capable of handling multiple tasks and activities across a variety of challenging situations in afast-paced environment

  • Results-oriented with a stakeholder focus

  • Ability to work as part of a global team


  • Minimum of 5 years, prefer 7-10 years, experience in substantive employment and traditional labor law practice

  • Some employment litigation and/or labor arbitration experience required

  • Pension and benefits experience not required but a plus

  • A mix of in-house and private practice experience preferred but not required

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • Degree in law

  • Licensed to practice law in at least one United States jurisdiction

Compensation and Benefits

Base annual salary commensurate with experience plus annual variable compensation. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Indianapolis-US, IN, Indianapolis, Cummins DBU Headquarters

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Mar 8, 2019, 12:55:37 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190000ZR