Sr Labor & Employment Attorney

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Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

• Advise HR professionals and business managers on all aspects of day-to-day employment-related matters, including hiring and termination issues, reductions in force, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants

• Advise HR professionals on emerging legislative and regulatory changes affecting employment and labor obligations

• Create a proactive strategy to ensure compliance with legal requirements

• Draft, implement and enforce internal policies and procedures related to employment and labor issues to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and legal standards

• Develop and deliver proactive training to business leaders on a wide variety of employment and labor law matters

• Investigate and represent the company at the federal and state administrative level (NLRB, EEOC, DOL, OSHA and state and local civil rights analogue agencies). Prepare position statements and bring in outside counsel, where appropriate

• Represent the company at labor arbitrations

• Respond to attorney letters, complaints and claims involving employment and labor related concerns

• Manage litigation matters, develop strategy, facilitate discovery, consult with General Counsel leadership on developing strategies and key decisions

• Review involuntary terminations and draft separation packages

• Draft and negotiate employment related documents including employment, separation, non-competition, confidentiality and consulting agreements

• Support M&A activities

Ideal candidate will have:

• JD from an accredited school with exceptional academic credentials

• Minimum 7 years’ experience in-house and/or with a national law firm, and member in good standing with the Florida bar or eligible to take Florida bar exam and attain good standing in the Florida bar attain Florida house counsel exemption

• Jury trial experience

• Experience with negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and advising on union organizing efforts and elections

• Familiarity with prevailing wage laws a plus

• Ability to think strategically and evaluate potential risks, including economic, legal and representational

• Ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization

• Ability self-motivate, to work with minimal supervision, and assume significant responsibility

• Excellent organizational and analytical skills

• Willingness to contribute to substantive areas outside of labor and employment law

• Willingness to travel up 10-15%

Job Overview

Employees in this job participate in complex legal matters and projects and deliver timely and quality legal services to clients with minimal supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Provides written and oral legal advice to clients
•   Anticipates and guards against legal risks involving the organization
•   Works to ensure budget compliance and avoids the need for outside counsel
•   Ensures disclosure of potentially material legal issues to senior leadership
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Member in Good Standing of State Bar
•  High School Grad / GED
•  Juris Doctorate
•  Bachelor's Degree
•  Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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