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Employment & Product Counsel



Product, Legal
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2023
About Rippling
Rippling is the first way for businesses to manage all of their HR & IT—payroll, benefits, computers, apps, and more—in one unified workforce platform.
By connecting every business system to one source of truth for employee data, businesses can automate all of the manual work they normally need to do to make employee changes. Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can just click a button and set up a new employees’ payroll, health insurance, work computer, and third-party apps—like Slack, Zoom, and Office 365—all within 90 seconds.
Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $1.2B from the world's top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, Bedrock, and Greenoaks—and was named one of America's best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500)

About the Role

We are looking for a highly-motivated, business-minded attorney to join as Counsel, EOR on the Legal & Compliance team. In this role, you will partner closely with Product, Sales, and Compliance, and will report to our Lead Counsel for EOR. You will provide key legal guidance to our business team as we launch our Employer of Record (“EOR”) services in new countries, and will provide ongoing product guidance across our launched countries. You are a self-starter and are excited to learn about new jurisdictions and new areas of law. You are a strategic thinker and want to build a world-class, highly efficient product counsel function at a rapidly growing company. You have a passion for providing creative, proactive, and pragmatic legal guidance. We love fresh perspectives on how new country launches should be run and product counsel provided, and welcome your innovative thoughts on achieving that intersection of highest efficiency and protection in Rippling global EOR launches.

What you will do

  • Analyze and advise on employment rules and regulations and how to compliantly hire employees through an EOR in different jurisdictions.

  • Analyze EOR licensing requirements and identify legal requirements for obtaining and maintaining licenses.

  • Prepare employment agreement templates, termination notice and agreement templates, and policy documents.

  • Partner with our Product, Operations, Business Development, Sales, and Client Services teams to build and manage Rippling’s product counseling function.

  • Navigate complex regulatory frameworks in the U.S. and abroad to create scalable and innovative solutions for our products and services.

  • Collaborate cross functionally with our internal teams (Privacy, Product, Operations, and Engineering) on development and documentation of new features and services.

  • Drive the compliance culture at Rippling and embed integrity and compliance in all of our operations as our company grows.

  • Advise and assist with Rippling’s general legal needs as they arise.

What you have

  • 3+ years of experience in-house or at a law firm.

  • Substantive knowledge of and experience with employment law.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, solution-oriented ethos, and ready to roll up your sleeves.

  • Passion for efficient processes.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent drafting and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to break down complex legal jargon into easy-to-understand and practical advice.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Sense of humor.

  • Law degree (e.g. JD or equivalent).

Nice to have

  • Experience in APAC or LATAM or EU employment law.

  • Spanish language skills.

Additional information

This role will receive a competitive salary + benefits + equity. The salary for US-based employees will be aligned with one of the ranges below based on location; see which tier applies to your location here.

  • Tier 1: $158,000 - $216,000/year

  • Tier 2: $158,000 - $216,000/year

  • Tier 3: $158,000 - $216,000/year

A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s compensation–including a candidate’s professional background, experience, and location. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed above.

Rippling highly values having employees working in-office to foster a collaborative work environment and company culture. For office-based employees (employees who live within a 40 mile radius of a Rippling office), Rippling considers working in the office, at least three days a week under current policy, to be an essential function of the employee's role.